Maria Masycheva, the Winner of the prestigious Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud International Competition and the Second Prize Winner of the famous Concours de Genève, has gained an international reputation as an outstanding piano performer with a versatile talent and wide-ranging musical interests.
Concert performances take Maria to the distinguished halls worldwide, such as the Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Glinka and Pushkin Museums in Moscow, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Zurich. Maria’s virtuosity, charm and passion has fascinated audiences in Austria, Poland, Germany, France, Norway, Switzerland, Israel, Portugal, Japan, Russia and the USA. She has performed at important music festivals worldwide, such as Klavier Festival Ruhr, “Young Euro Classic”, “Les pianos folies”, “Musique en cote de Nacre” and “Un violon sur le sable”, where Maria played in front of an open air audience of 60.000. An outstanding collaborator, she has played with major orchestras in Europe and Russia, including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Radio France, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and many others.
Born in Moscow, Russia, in the family of musicians, Maria Masycheva began to express her engaging personality and individual style at an early age. At the age of 9 she became a permanent soloist of the chamber orchestra “Cantus Firmus”. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire by Professor Elisso Virsaladze and the Berlin University of Arts by Professor Klaus Hellwig.
Maria Masycheva regularly gives master courses in Europe and Russia. Since 2010 she is a permanent professor of the piano faculty at the Suolahti international summer music academy, Finland, the “Musique en côte de Nacre” and the “Musicalta” academies, France. Having more than 15 years of pedagogical experience, Maria combines phenomenal knowledge of music methodology and vividness of thinking. In her lessons, she helps find a right balance between the logic and intuition, concentration and relaxation. Her way of teaching brings students to another level of understanding music and nature of playing piano.
open master class
After studying at the Conservatory of Florence, under the guidance of Rio Nardi and Luigi Dallapiccola, and master classes with Carlo Zecchi and Nikita Magaloff, he began his musical activity as a piano collaborator at the Conservatory of Florence, at the same time carrying out the activity of critic for several newspapers and specialized magazines, including Piano Time.
Nowadays Mr. Risaliti is completely dedicated to the concert activity and teaching, initially at the Pesaro Conservatory. He is currently teaching for about thirty years at the Milan Conservatory and at the International Piano Academy of Imola, where he has worked since its foundation. He also holds summer courses at the Festival of Nations in Città di Castello and the Salzburg Mozarteum Sommerakademie.
Mr. Risaliti is the jury member of many international competitions. He has edited the commented didactic edition of numerous works by classical and contemporary authors and wrote a text on the life and work of the conductor Carlo Zecchi.
A stylistically diverse and versatile artist, Georgy Gromov has been praised by critics for the depth, passion and sincerity of his interpretations. He won 12 international competitions, including the prestigious Seoul Competition 2011 and the Grieg Competition in Norway. Graduate the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire from the class of Professor Elisso Virsaladze, Mr. Gromov moved to Germany and improved his mastery with Professor Klaus Hellwig at the Berlin University of Arts.
Georgy Gromov performs in major concert halls in Russia, Italy, Norway, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, as well as across Asia and South America. He gives concerts worldwide and collaborates with top-class orchestras: Y. Bashmet’s “Novaya Rossija”, the Lithuanian Chamber under S. Sondeckis, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, the KBS Symphony. Also, he is regularly invited to give master classes and serve as a jury member at international competitions in Europe, Russia, the United Kingdom and South America.
During the years Georgy Gromov taught in Moscow at the Gnessins’ State Music College. At his lessons he amazingly combines delicacy and strictness, serious approach and humor. As a delicate teacher with deep and versatile knowledge, Mr. Gromov attracts many students to every place he works: the International Music Academy in Suolahti, Finland, «Musique en côte de Nacre» and «Musicalta» international summer academies in France.
Adam Boncz is a New York based actor and producer. He started his career at the Szeged National Theater in Hungary where he played in numerous productions including Total Eclipse, Lovers of Ancona, The Lower Depths, Clockwork Orange and Fiddler on the Roof. In 2007 he got accepted to the world renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.
After graduation he appeared in many productions all around New York City. He played one of the leading roles in the Off Broadway play Neither Heaven nor Earth, appeared in two shows of Academy Award Nominee director Josh Fox (Auto Da Fe, Reconstruction), worked in numerous productions of the New Stage Theatre Company, collaborated with Gia Forakis & Company and performed in the world premiere of the solo show Fatelessness, a stage adaptation of Nobel Prize Winner Imre Kertész’s novel. He also served as the producer of Fatelessness and was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for his performance. As a producer he also worked on productions such as O.Rex, Goblin Market and the staged reading of the Hungarian-American co-production To Dance.
He’s facilitated shows for the Times Square International Theater Festival and created productions for the New York Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Adam is a graduate of the Broadway League’s Commercial Theater Institute, which mentors young theater producers in New York City and is a member of Theater Resources Unlimited, where he was awarded the New Producer Endowment Award in 2016. He holds a certificate in Arts Management from the SUNY Purchase College.
As a casting associate he worked on several feature films (The Independents, Impossible Monsters) and large scale video-installations such as Figure Studies and Groove.
lectures “And There Was Sound: Literature”
Alexey Muzychkin was born in 1965 in Moscow, Russia. Being a writer and a translator, who combines his writing job with work in business, he speaks four languages and holds a BA degree in translation and linguistics from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages Maurice Thorez, as well as an MBA degree from London Business School. His formal education also includes courses with the Oxford University in Literary Theory, Ancient Mythology, Creative Writing and Shakespeare. He is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program in English Literature with the University of London (Goldsmith College).
Mr. Muzychkin’s writing career started in 1992 with a story called “Her Point of View” originally written in English and published by Dutch publishing concern VNU in the Dutch edition of “Cosmopolitan”. Since then, he has published novels and a number of short stories in Russia. His latest novella “Arnold Layne” was published by the leading Russian literary magazine “Novy Mir” in May 2018 and has been nominated by the editorship for the prestigious literary award “NOS”. His special interests lie in linguistics, the history of literature and the sematic role of language.
vivid theory, seminars “And There Was Sound: Music”
Artem Putilov was born in Moscow in 1981. He graduated from the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music, where his many-sided talent became known to many students and professors. He worked as an assistant researcher at the State Institute of Art Studies. Co-author of the last volume of the renown monograph «History of Russian Music», he writes articles and participates in workshops in musicology and musical sociology.
Already at the age of 26, Artem Putilov became the general advisor at the Classica-XXI Publishing House that specializes on modern literature about classical music, architecture and arts-management. Under Mr. Putilov’s management, the Classica-XXI saw a rapid raise, many of the books published under his guidance became bestsellers in Russia.
Mr. Putilov’s charisma, creativity and deep knowledge in many musical fields makes him out among other musicologists. Thanks to his vivid language and very uncommon mind, his lectures and articles about music always attract a big number of professional musicians and amateurs.