An interview with Professor Sergei Osipenko of the Rostov-on-Don State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in B Flat Major, KV 333
Performed by Pyotr Gorobets
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in A Minor, KV 511
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A Flat Major, Op. 61
Performed by Andrei Denisenko
Après une lecture du Dante, sonata-fantaisie, S.158c
Performed by Natalia Tkachenko
Seven Fantasias, Op. 116
Performed by Yevgeny Putintsev
Three Intermezzos, Op. 117
Performed by Andrei Denisenko
Piano Sonata No 1
Performed by Daria Parkhomenko
Pyotr Gorobets was born in 1988 in Taganrog. At the age of twelve he performed with a symphony orchestra for the first time. In 2005 he entered the Middle Special School of Music of the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire (class of S. I. Osipenko), entering the Rostov Conservatoire itself two years later. During his studies he was a prize-winner at the Blüthner Young Pianists’ Competition in Kaliningrad (2nd prize, 2007) and the All-Russian Lev Oborin Piano Competition in Astrakhan (1st prize, 2010) as well as a grant-recipient of the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation (Moscow) and the Glazunov Foundation (Munich). He has appeared with several orchestras, among them the St Petersburg Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009 he took part in the St Petersburg House of Music’s project A River of Talents.
Since 2012 he has studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg (class of Anna Vinnitskaya). In 2014 he won the top prize of the Elsa Meyer Foundation in Hamburg. Frequently performs in recital. Appears in towns and cities throughout Russia and Germany as a soloist and together with chamber ensembles.
Andrei Denisenko was born in 1992 in Rostov-on-Don. Studied at the Middle Special School of Music of the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire (class of S. I. Osipenko. He is currently a 3rd year student at the Rostov State Conservatoire. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a prize-winner at the I International Competition Inspiration in Volgodonsk (3rd prize), the VI International Serebryakov Young Pianists’ Competition in Volgograd (1st prize), the VIII International Young Pianists’ Competition The Path to Skill in St Petersburg (2nd prize), the IX International Competition The Path to Skill in Rostov-on-Don (1st prize) and the VII International Higher Music Education Students’ Competition The Path to Skill in Moscow (2nd prize). Has taken part in master-classes run by Andrei Diev and Dmitry Bashkirov. Regularly participates in programmes of the St Petersburg House of Music. Has appeared with a symphony orchestra as part of the project A River of Talents (St Petersburg, 2012) and given the series of recitals Evenings in the English Hall (St Petersburg, 2013) and Generation NEXT (Yekaterinburg, 2014).
Yevgeny Putintsev was born in 1992 in the Republic of Chechnya. In 2009 he graduated from the Stavropol Region Safonov College of Music (class of T. B. Levadna) and entered the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire (class of Sergei Osipenko). He is currently studying for an assistant traineeship at the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire.
Prize-winner at the VII International Safonov Young Pianists’ Competition (2007, 1st prize), the VI International Serebryakov Young Pianists’ Competition in Volgograd (2008, 4th prize), the I International Piano Competition Inspiration in Volgodonsk (2008, 1st prize) and the XIV International Maria Yudina Competition (2013, 1st prize).
In 2014 he performed with the Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra at the Great Hall of the Rostov Regional Philharmonic.
Daria Parkhomenko was born in Rostov-on-Don. Began to study music at the age of five. In 2003 she entered the Middle Special School of Music of the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire (class of S. I. Osipenko). In 2013 she graduated from the Rostov Conservatoire with distinction.
She has been a prize-winner at the South-Russian festival of piano and ensemble music The Path to Mastery in Rostov-on-Don (1st prize, 2003), the I Blüthner Young Pianists’ Competition in Kaliningrad (3rd prize, 2007), the All-Russian Competition Young Talents of Russia in Moscow (2009), the I international competition of piano and ensemble music The Path to Mastery (2nd prize, 2010), a diploma-recipient at the XI International Maria Yudina Competition in the category “Piano Duets” in St Petersburg (2009) and a semi-finalist at the International Ricardo Viñes Competition in Lérida (2012).
Natalia Tkachenko was born in 1985 in Vladikavkaz. Began to study music at the age of five. In 2002 she entered the Middle Special School of Music of the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire, class of Sergei Osipenko. In 2009 she graduated from the Rostov Conservatoire. She subsequently continued her studies as a postgraduate at the Rostov Conservatoire and the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona (class of Stanislav Pochekin). From 2011-2014 she studied at the Texas Christian University (class of Tamás Ungár).
Prize-winner at the International Serebryakov Competition in Volgograd (2ndprize), the International Balakirev Competition in Krasnodar, the International Piano Competition in Andorra, the International Rotary Piano Competition in Spain (2ndprize), the International Miguel Frechilla and Pedro Zuloaga Piano Competition (3ndprize) in Spain and the Russian Music piano competition in California (3ndprize). Took part in the Summer Academy of the International Peter the Great Festival in The Netherlands and the festival Les Clés du Classique in France. Has taken part in the St Petersburg House of Music’s project A River of Talents during which she appeared with symphony orchestras in Kostroma and St Petersburg.