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THE SERGE RACHMANINOFF FOUNDATION

14.06 | 7.00 p.m.
Biel/Bienne | Residenz Au Lac
ALEXANDRA DOVGAN - piano (Russia), 11 years old
TEO GERTLER - violine (Slovakia), 11 years old
BOHDAN TERLETSKYY - piano (Ukraine), 13 years old
Alexandra Dovgan
Alexandra Dovgan
was born in 2007. She began to study the piano at the age of 5. Dovgan currently studies at the Moscow Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory (Mira Marchenko’s class). She is the winner of the Villahermosa Internet Contest (Mexico, 2014), the 9th International Ural Prokofiev Competition (Yekaterinburg, 2015), the 11th International Safonov Young Pianists Competition (Pyatigorsk, 2015), the I All-Russian Music Talents Internet Contest (Moscow, 2015), the 13th International Young Musicians Competition (Piano Category, Moscow, 2016) and the 18th International Nutcracker Television Contest (Moscow, 2017). Dovgan is also a prize-winner at the Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition (2nd prize, Moscow, 2017) and the 4th International Astana Piano Passion Competition (2nd prize, 2017). She has received a special prize from the Yamaha company. The young pianist has taken part in various international festivals and has toured in Russia and abroad. Dovgan receives scholarships from the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New Names Foundation.
Teo Gertler
Teo Gertler
Teo Gertler is an outstanding 11 years old violinist, who he has proved his great talent at number of appearances at concerts and competitions. He is a student of Ľudovit Rajter Music School in Bratislava in the class of Renata Klempar as well as in the class of Acsne Szily Eva at the Toth Aladar Zeneiskola in Budapest.

Despite his young age Teo is already a laureate of numerous major competitions in the region as well as of number of international competitions abroad. He is a triple laureate of the competition "Paganini of Pressburg", where he has been awarded with Grand Prix in 2017. In spring 2018, Teo has also been awarded a first prize at the International Competition of Bohdan Warchal "Talents for Europe", a second prize at the Grumiaux Competition in Brussels, Belgium and also at the International Violin Competition of Jaroslav Kocian in Usti nad Orlici, Czech republic. Teo is also a winner of several other competitions: Feher Ilona Competition in Budapest, Hungary or Schneider Competition in Trnava, Slovakia among others.

Two accomplishments however stand out. The second prize in the 17th International Competition od Young Violinists "Nutcracker" in Moscow, Russia, which gathered musicians of up to 13 years of age, was the first large encounter for than 8 years old Teo on the global level as well as performing solo with symphonic orchestra (Moscow Philharmonic) after advancing to the final stage. Undoubtedly, the top accomplishment came in September 2018, when Teo has been awarded Grand Prix at the XIV. International Competition of Young Violinists in Honour of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski in Lublin, Poland. This prestigious competition adjourning every 3 years gathered world elite violinists in two categories, where Teo in his 10 years of age mastered the junior category with the age limit of 17.

Teo was lucky to participate in number of masterclasses with world renowned professors and virtuosos and always engaged their attention by his approach, energy and passion for music and its interpretation. Despite his age, Teo has already performed solo with several high standing orchestras in Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Among them, he played with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, following an invitation and conducted by Ivan Fisher, as well as with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Brno, conducted by Marian Lejava or with the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Adam Medveczky. Teo has also performed at large number of other occasions on other great stages domestically or abroad.

Teo has been awarded with the prize "Talented Youth" from the hands of the mayor of Bratislava in 2016 and 2018 as well an award "Old Town Talents" from the Head of the Old Town in 2017.

Bohdan Terletskyy
Bohdan Terletskyy
Bohdan was born in Lviv. He started to play the piano at the age of seven, in the Lviv music school named after Mykola Kolessa with Marko Svitlana. At the age of eleven he acted in Lviv Specialized School named after Solomiya Krushelnyts’ka in class of professor Oksana Rapita. Since 2015 Bohdan is winner of a many Ukrainian and International Competitions.

The latest achievements of Bohdan: are the first place, the Gold medal and the EMCY Prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz and the first place at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Krainev.

Bohdan is a member of such festivals as "LvivMozArt" and "Opening of Paderewski". The favourite composers of Bohdan are Chopin, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chaikovskyi, Grieg.