MP3 Indigo Duo - E. Elgar, Salut D'Amour
Beautiful violin and piano piece arranged for the violi viola and piano by Alla Aranovskaya the first violinist of the St. Petersburg Quartet
1 MP3 Songs in this album (2:28) !
Related styles: Classical: Romantic Era, Classical: Chamber Music, Instrumental
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Alla Aranovskaya was born in August, 1958 in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), Russia. She started to play piano when she was two and a half years old, and violin at the age of six.
Ms. Aranovskaya graduated from the specialized Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in 1977. In 1985 she graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory, receiving her Masters degree in 1987 and her Doctorate of Music in 1989.
She was the winner of the All-Russia Solo Violin Competition in 1985. From 1987 until 2001 she was Professor of Violin at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia.
Ms. Aranovskaya was a faculty member of the Oberlin Conservatory from (1997 to 2003). She has been a jury member of several major competitions including the 2004 Melbourne, Australia International Chamber Music Competition
Ms. Aranovskaya''s students have won numerous prizes at competitions, including the Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, CA (Erato Quartet, Oberlin), First Prize at Germany''s "Jugend Musiziert" (Jeunesses Musicales) Competition, the Sarasate competition in Spain, the Beethoven Competition in Austria, Corpus Christi and Tchaikovsky competition for young musicians
Ms. Aranovskaya founded the St. Petersburg Quartet in 1985. Under her leadership, the quartet has become one of the world''s renowned string quartets. Their many honors include a Grammy nomination; "Best Record of the Year " honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone magazines; First Prize and the "Grand Prix Musica Viva" at the 1991 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition; the Silver Medal and a Special Prize at the Tokyo International Chamber Music Competition; First Prize and both Special Prizes at the Vittorio Gui International Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Florence, Italy; first Prize at the All-Soviet Union String Quartet Competition; and Third Prize at the First Dimitri Shostakovich String Quartet Competition (1987).
Boris Vayner, viola
Violist Boris Vayner was born in 1977 in Novosibirsk, Russia and began to play the violin at age 7. He studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Aleksey Lyudevig. While studying, he played recitals in St. Petersburg, Drammen (Norway), Berlin. In summer 1999 he took part in the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. He studied in Berlin''s Hochschule fur Musik "Hanns Eisler" in the class of Carol Rodland.
As a member of the Krasny Quartet, Mr. Vayner received 1st prize at the Gartow Fund Chamber Music Competition in St. Petersburg in 1999, and recorded all the quartets of Vissarion Shebalin for Sony Classical.
In September 2002, he received 2nd prize in the Gartow Fund Solo Competition in St. Petersburg.
He was assistant principal viola in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2003, he has been studying at the New England Conservatory, in the class of Carol Rodland. He has attended master classes by Kim Kashkashian and Karen Tuttle, and played with New England Conservatory Philharmonia.
In December of 2004 he was accepted as a violist of the St. Petersburg Quartet.