The winners of 10th International Web Concert Hall Competition
Winners and Honorary Mentions
Chaimovich Vadim (Piano) Lithuania
Vadim Chaimovich was born in 1978 in Vilnius, Lithuania, and began studying piano at the age of five, giving his USSR debut performance with an orchestra just two years later. He won many awards while at the Vilnius School of Music, including the First Prizes at the Balys Dvarionas International Competition for Young Talents in Vilnius in 1989 and 1992 and at the Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte International Competition in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic). One year later, he received a diploma at the First International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition in Moscow. He won two more awards at the International Stasys Vainiunas Piano Competition in Vilnius and International F. Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia (Poland). The same year Professor Lev Natochenny (USA) invited him to join his class at the Frankfurt Conservatoire of Music. In 2001 he continued his studies with the pianist Eugen Indjic in Paris. From 2003 to 2007 Vadim Chaimovich accomplished his musical education as a postgraduate and master class student in the class of Professor Peter Rösel at the Dresden Conservatoire of Music «Carl Maria von Weber» and was awarded a diploma with honors.
He received many prizes in the international piano competitions, including the Schubert Competition in Dortmund (Germany), the Schlern Music Competition (Italy) and the William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland (USA). He was also awarded scholarships and awards by European foundations such as Da-Ponte Foundation (Darmstadt), the Ottilie Selbach Redslob Foundation, Gotthard Schierse Foundation (Berlin), the Open Lithuanian Foundation, Alfred & Ilse Stammer-Mayer Foundation (Switzerland) to mention few. In 2003, Vadim Chaimovich’s outstanding artistic achievements were distinguished with the Promotion Prize of the Dresden Art and Culture Foundation, public awards ceremony taking place at the Saxon State Opera.
Vadim has given recitals in Switzerland, Poland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, among others with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Dresden, the Carl Maria von Weber Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Filarmonica di Bacau. He performed at the Kulturpalast and the Semperoper (Dresden), the Paderewski Hall (Lausanne), the Theatre du Vevey, the Cortot Hall (Paris), the Grand Opera House (Cairo), the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park/USA), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Sendai City Cultural Center (Japan) as well as international music festivals in Meranofest (Italy), Verbier Festival and Academy (Switzerland), the Schlern International Music Festival (Italy), Dresden Music Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany).
In April 2008, Vadim recorded works by Haydn and Mozart for the Italian classical music label Sheva. The schedule for the season 2008-09 includes recitals and performances with orchestras in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland as well as the production of two more CDs in Germany and Italy. [Interview] [Performance]
Shatskiy Pavel (Piano) Russia
Pavel was born in Moscow 1984 and at 13, he took a part in X International Competition in Ibiza. He has won first prizes in a number of international competitions: XI International Piano Competition in Ibiza, X Music Competition in Cordoba, VIII Alexandre Scriabine International Piano competition, and received the Heinrich Neuhaus Scholarship established by the Rostropovich International Fund. In 2007, Pavel produced a debut CD and he is also very active chamber musician. He founded Guadeamus Trio. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate at the Moscow State Conservatoire under Yuri Slesarev.
Composed of the Mexican pianists of Russian descent Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva, Duo PETROF perform at the most important concert venues in Mexico, USA, Asia and Europe. Anatoly Zatin is a winner of international music competitions and festivals in Russia, Korea, Italy, and Hungary. He has been awarded with the UNICEF medal of honor for his activities as pianist and conductor. He has toured Sweden, Norway, Deutschland, Finland, England, numerous occasions, performing at many of the world’s most important concert venues. He has recorded for companies such as “melodia” in Russia, “Azzura Music” in Italy, and “Aurora Records’ in Japan. Graduated as Doctor of Musical Arts at the San Petersburg Conservatory of Music and currently, he is a Chairman of the Music Department of the Fine Arts Institute of the University of Colima, Mexico.
Vlada Vassilieva has performed in Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Italy, France, USA and Canada. Laureate of international competitions in Mexico, USA, Canada and Ukraine, she has been awarded as a performing fellowship by the National Foundation for Culture and Arts in Mexico. Received BM at the Fine Arts Institute of the University of Colima, she is MM candidate at Mannes College for Music in New York City as a Fulbright Garcia-Robies grantee.
Since 2008, the artists has represented by PETROF pianos (Czech Republic) Awarded with the Honorific Mention at the IBLA Grand Prize Music Festival in Italy, they performed at the Carnegie Weil Hall and at the University of De Anza in California in 2006. In 2008, the first world tour of this duo included performances in Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, USA and China. They performed at international festivals such as “Musical Spring in San Petersburg”, “S.Oskolkov and friends”, the Latin American Forum of Musical Education, Music China International, Colima International Music Festival, and International Music Festival in Manzanillo.
Krystian Tkaczewski was born in 1980 in Tarnow in the family with musical accomplishments. Began piano at age 7 as a student of Paderewski Music School in Tarnow. During 1995-2000, he was a student of Chopin Music College in Warsaw under P.Skrzpek and G.Weiss. In 2000, he studied with Olga Rusina at Music Academy in Wroclaw. Krystian is a laureate of many piano competitions in Poland and abroad: Regional Piano Competition in Tarnow, National Piano Competition in Warsaw,European Piano Teachers Association Piano;Competition in Cracow, International Competitionin Ancona, Konzerteum Piano Competition in Athenes, European Music Competition in Bari, Interfest Piano Competition in Macedonia, International Piano Competition in Bologna, Nueva Acropolis International Piano Competition in Madrid, Connecticut State Music Teachers Association Young Artist Competition, Brad shaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York, Paranov Music Competition in Hartford, and Artists International Music Competition in New York. Krystian Tkaczewski has concertized in twelve countries (Poland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Greece, Andorra, France, Macedonia, Morocco and USA). He performed in festivals, such as: Chopin Festival in Gaming (Austria), Interfest Bitola in Macedonia, Chopin Festival in Antonin, Chopin Festival in Busko Zdroj, Chopin Forum in Wroclaw, Festival Classic Premiere in Wroclaw, Week of Talents in Tarnow, Polish Festival in Slupsk to mention few.
In 2002 He had his American debut in Chopin Society in Tucson, AZ and he was a featured soloists with many orchestras: Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopoldinum, Tarnow Chamber Orchestra,Festival Orchestra and Wroclaw Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Z.Graca, M.Gawronski, M.Kolaska, K. Gorski, and W. Rodek. He received awards such as Minister of Culture Scholarship (twice) Mayor of Tarnow City (twice), Hartt Talent Award. Krystian Tkaczewski has been a member of Society of Polish Aritists Musicians in Warsaw since 2004. He will feature with Polish Radio Orchestra during the 50th anniversary of SPAM concert in June 2006. Currently he is pursuing his doctoral studies at Hartt School, University of Hartford under Oxana Yablonskaya and he had his successful debut at Carnegie Hall in 2007.