Nadezhda Tokareva, violin (Russia)
Evgeny Sinayskiy, piano (Russia)
Recipient of the special award of XII. International P.I. Tchaikovsky in Moscow, special prizes of the International Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris and 2nd prize at the 1st Moscow Violin Competition of Nicolo Paganini, Russian violinist Nadezhda Tokareva has been living and working in Slovenia for many years. As a representative of the Russian violin school, she is distinguished by a superior interpretation, which is characterized by a distinct individuality, virtuosity and expressiveness of sound. It boasts a wonderful ability to reveal musical thought to the finest perfection and convey it accurately to the listener. In 1996, she enrolled at the Moscow State Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky in the class of a deserving national artist, Professor Edward Grach. Between 1999 and 2012, she worked as a soloist with the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, and has performed in many countries across Europe, Russia, the United States, Israel, Turkey, China and Japan. In the 2011/12 season, she took the position of concertmaster in the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and further confirmed her reputation with us when she changed soloists in one night and impressed with a brilliant performance of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra at Anton Nanut’s jubilee concert. After the resounding concert, she received numerous offers for studio recordings (among other things, she also records for the archives of RTV Slovenia). Due to her artistic achievements, she also acquired Slovenian citizenship in a short time.
Russian pianist Evgeny Sinayskiy is considered one of the most recognized and respected chamber musicians and educators in Europe. He made his debut as a producer and pianist at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt in 2008, and achieved great success in 2016 with a performance at the Violin Festival in Singapore, where he recently took on the role of official accompanist. His successful music career is enriched by recognitions and awards from many international competitions such as ARD in Munich, Shostakovich Competition in Hanover and competitions in the Netherlands, Russia and Latvia. In addition to teaching chamber music at the Vienna Conservatory and the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, he is the official pianist of many prestigious master classes and competitions such as the Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, the Bavarian Academy of Music, the Les Arcs Festival in France, Villa-Musica in Germany and Wieniawsky. Lipizer International Violin Competitions. He regularly performs on the most prestigious concert stages such as the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Herkulessaal in Munich and the Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Tchaikovsky Moscow Theater and St. Petersburg. He has performed as a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Latvian State Chamber Orchestra and the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra in Minsk.