Young Stars of Russia
Young Stars of Russia
In RecitalLaureate of International Piano Competitions
The daughter of famous Russian violinist Victor Tretiyakov, Maria Tretiyakova, was born in Moscow in 1984.
She commenced with piano studies at the Gnessin Special Music School under the guidance of Professor Valentina Anstova at the age of five. One year later, Ms. Tretiyakova started to give her first performances in Russia and France and made television and radio appearances. At the age of nine, Maria won the 1st Prize at the “International Competition for Young Pianists” in Poland, and made her debut with Symphony Orchestra in several cities of Russia. Also, Maria gave concerts in England and Malaysia. In 1997 she became the soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and had successful tours in Japan, South Korea, and Czech Republic. The same year Maria Tretiyakova gave her 1st concert in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
Maria is a Prize Winner in International Piano Competition in Rome (Italy) in 2001 and was invited to perform with orchestras in Russia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Croatia, and Germany.
In 2002 she has finished her school with highest votes, and began to study at the Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory of under the guidance of Professor Lev Naumov, in Imola (Italy) at International Piano Academy “Incontri Col Maestro” under the guidance of Professor Boris Petrushansky.
In 2005 Maria obtained her diploma at the Conservatory in Cesena (Italy) with distinction. Same year, she became a winner of the Premio “Citta di Padova”. In 2006 Maria won the 1st prize on a piano competition “Citta di Cesenatico”.
Maria Tretiyakova has performed in many prestigious concert halls like the Great, Small and Rachmaninov's Halls of Moscow Conservatory, Moscow Tschaikovsky's Concert Hall, Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic and took parts in many in prestigious festivals.
Laureate (1st Prize) of W.A. Mozart International Young Musicians Completions
Ezhen Traverz was born on April 20, 1992 in Tula, Russia. In September 1999, Ms. Traverz enrolled at Children's School of Musical Arts, class of Violin and Flute. In 2001 Ezhen transferred to Voronezh's Central School of Music, where she studied under the guidance of Alexander Pivovarov.
In March 2006, Ezhen Traverz took 4th place in the All-Russian Music Competition “Playing with Orchestra”. In June 2006, Ezhen was admitted to the Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory's Central School of Music, where she began training under the guidance Ella Dolzhikova. A year later, in June 2007, Ezhen Traverz took 1st place and received “Mozart Wunderkind” prize for Best Performance at the International Competition of Young Musicians in Vienna, Austria.
At 15, Ms. Traverz is an immensely talented musician with extraordinary musical ability and remarkable memorization technique. Her performances are punctuated by the thorough understanding of the material and a unique ability to interpret and express it for the audience. Ezhen is known as a poignant and passionate performer.
Ezhen's mother, Gali Traverz, an accomplished violinist with symphony orchestra of the Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre, helps her daughter reach new heights in her musical career.
In July of 2009 Ms. Traverz was admitted to the Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory, class of Flute under the guidance of Professor Alexander Golyshev.