Nadežda Tokareva, violin
Lovorka Nemeš Dular, piano
Good old hits from the jazz-blues repertoire with a trace of tango nuevo and the masterful touch of the duo of classical musicians.
Nadežda Tokareva, a Russian-Slovene violinist, is renowned for her sonorously noble interpretations. She studied at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow in the class of professor Eduard Grach. During her studies, she achieved many competitive successes (highlighting the special award at the famous Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Competition of Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud in Paris). From 1999 to 2012, she worked as a solo violinist at the Moscow Philharmonic. She has collaborated with all symphony orchestras of the Russian capital and many other Russian orchestras. She has toured in more than thirty countries worldwide. She worked at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow as an associate professor for twelve years. In the 2011/2012 season, she became a concertmaster at the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, continuing her solo and recording career. She has recorded the entire violin opus of I. Petrić and compositions by N. Firšt, J. Matičič, L. Lebič, M. Paš, J. Golob, as well as compositions of numerous Russian, Soviet and other authors. She also performs in chamber ensembles. Nadežda Tokareva plays the violin of Nicolo Gagliano from year 1765.
Pianist Lovorka Nemeš Dular was taught by Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak (Academy of Music in Ljubljana), Arbo Valdma (College of Music in Cologne), Konstantin Bogin (IESMUS, Bergamo) and Marina Horak (AG in Ljubljana). She also completed her studies in musicology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. She perfected her piano playing with Leonid Brumberg, Jacob Lateiner, Igor Lazko, Nikolai Lugansky, Oleg Maisenberg, Vladimir Ogarkov and others. So far, she has performed as a soloist, with the orchestra and in various chamber ensembles in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Italy, Germany and Estonia. Among her many appearances, let us mention her solo role in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Grosuplje Music School wind orchestra at the Slovenian Philharmonic in June 2005. During the 2006/2007 season, she conducted a series of recitals within the Pianissimo cycle, organized by the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA). In 2009, she performed at the Eric Satie Festival in Paris. In 2016, she performed a solo recital at the Sarajevo Winter Festival and held concerts with works by Matičič, Ravel and Debussy, together with pianist Marina Horak. In 2017, she began to work intensively with violinist Nadežda Tokareva, with whom she regularly records for RTV Slovenia and holds concerts.