Festival ensemble Convivium Musicum premiere performance on Wednesday

We will listen to Festival ensemble Convivium Musicum for the first time on stage on Wednesday 16 March, at the third concert of the Third International Festival of Chamber Music Convivium Musicum. The quartet that will perform is established specifically for the needs of this year’s Festival and it is made of young and successful artists from different countries and regions of the world. We are extremely proud to present the members of our ensemble: violinist Sara Etelävuori is from Finland, Mila Krassnyuk from Ukraine will play viola, cellist is our fellow citizen Filip Tomic, while our pianist Kseniia Vokhmianina comes from distant Singapore. Their individual biographies, achievements in competitions, collaboration with top professors, many performances on European and world scenes are more than enough to make you interested to visit our Festival and enjoy their performance. The program includes:

  • J. Brahms:
    • Piano Quartet in A Major, op.26 no.2
    • Allegro non troppo
    • Poco adagio
    • Scherzo. Poco allegro, Trio
    • Finale. Allegro

More about the artists who will perform can be found below:

Biography: Sara Etelävuori

Sara Etelävuori (born in 1990) started to play the violin at the age of 3. In the year 2003 she was accepted to study with Seppo Tukiainen in Sibelius Academy´s youth programme and since 2010 she has been studying in the master´s programme of Sibelius- Academy. At the moment Sara studies with prof. Mihaela Martin in Cologne Musikhochschule. She has participated to masterclasses with for example Ana Chumachenko, Régis Pasquier, Pavel Vernikov, Miriam Fried, Hagai Shaham and Christian Tetzlaff.

Sara has been succesfull in many competitions of which now will be mentioned 1.prize in Jyväskylä violin competition (2006), and Kuopio violin competition (2010) where she played as the youngest competitor in the finals, and recieved 4.prize. Sara has also performed with Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Kuopio Philharmonic, Oulu Symphony, Lohja Philharmonic, Kirkkonummi Chamber Orchestra, and Kemi Philharmonic Orchestra. She also plays regularly in Kuhmo music festival and has performed in Shanghai world expo 2010 -world exhibition, Korsholma music festival, SibaFest and Helsinki chamber summer -festival.

Sara’s instrument is Bellosio (1770, Venice, Italy) owned by Sysmä cooperative bank.

Biography: Mila Krassnyuk

Mila Krassnyuk is violinist and violist from Ukraine. Her musical path started in Lviv music school when she was five years old, learning the violin with Professor Oksana Tsap, and continued to Lviv Academy of Music with Professor George Sokolovsky. From an early age she performed and had success at competitions in her native country and abroad. After completion of the Academy of Music she moved to Germany and continued her studies at the College of music and dance in Cologne with Professor Ariadna Daskalakis. Her musical development continues at festivals such as: “Music from Lands End” (Wareham, MA), “International Music Art Institute” (Fryeburg, Maine), master class of the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Bergamo (Italy), Leonidas Kavakos International Violin and Chamber Music Masterclass in Athens (Greece) and so on.

During her stay in Montepulciano at the Academy Palazzo Ricci she got acquainted with the famous violist Diemut Poppen and began studying of playing the viola. Since 2015, she is viola student in the class of Diemut Poppen at the Academy of Music in Detmold.

Biography: Filip Tomic

Cellist FILIP TOMIĆ was born 1992 in Kragujevac. He started studying cello at the age of four at music school in Kragujevac. Primary and secondary education he finished in the class of Boza Saramandic. He graduated at elementary music school with eleven years and from high school in year 2007 with fifteen. Next two years he spent in Mocsow by attending Academic Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. From 2009 to 2012 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of professor Alexei Sleznyov. In October 2012 he continues studying at the College of music and dance in Cologne, where he is currently finishing Master studies.

From the first days of music education he showed above-average talent that successfully developed, thanks to the expertise and dedication of his professors. All results on competitions for young cellists are testifying to that. In addition to numerous awards in national competitions, he achieved outstanding results at international competitions in Kiev (Ukraine, the competition Polyanski), Licern (Austria), Porec (Croatia, the competition Janigro) Virapaloti (Hungary, the competition Popper), Belgrade (Serbia, the Jeunesses Musicales competition), Castelfranco (Italy, Canetti competition) and Trieste (Italy, the contest Ars Nova), where as the winner he performed with orchestra Alpe Adria. At competition American Protégé (New York, USA) in 2011 he won the first prize. He attended master classes with Ivan Kucer (Ukraine), David Gregoryn (Russia / Germany), David Tonha (Russia), Tilman Vika (Germany), Uzi Wiesel (Israel), Azier Polo (Spain), Ribicki Susan Varga (Switzerland), Meinhard Holer (Austria), Michal Dmohovsky (Poland / Spain) and Maria Kligel (Germany). He was called to participate in work of the Youth Music Camp „New names“(Suzdal, Russia), the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, International Chamber Music Camp Koluvio (Munich, Germany). As a scholar of the Spanish government he took part in the seminar of Spanish music in Santiago de Compostela. In addition to numerous concerts in Serbia and Russia, he has performed in Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Luxembourg, Prague, Brno, Munich, Ingolstadt, Kharkov, Plovdiv, Seoul, on festivals Days of Music (Herceg Novi), the Bar Chronicle (Bar), Accordion Fest (Cetinje), OKTOH (Kragujevac), Euromed Youth Music Expo (Limassol, Cyprus), Ars Longa (Belgrade).

He has performed as a soloist with the Opera Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and at world stages such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Herkules (Munich), Ilija Milosavljević Kolarac (Belgrade), Beethoven Hall (Bon), etc. As a chamber musician, he is collaborating with artists from Finland, Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Korea. He is performing regularly at concerts in Serbia and abroad and collaborating with young composers playing premiers of their work.

Biography: Kseniia Vokhmianina

Slika-Kseniia-VokhmianinaKseniia Vokhmianina extensively performs internationally as a piano recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. Ms Vokhmianina’s most recent performances were at Steinway Gallery (Singapore), Concert Hall of Ho Chi Minh City National Conservatory of Music (Vietnam), Seoul Arts Centre (South Korea), Sydney Eisteddfod (Australia), George Town Festival (Malaysia), recitals at the opening of the 1st Chopin International Piano Competition (Thailand), and at the Auditorium Olivier Messiaen of the Conservatoire of Cergy-Pontoise (France).

Kseniia was awarded the Lee Foundation Scholarship and the Tuition Grant from the Ministry of Education of Singapore to attain the Diploma in Music Performance course at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore) under the tutelage of distinguished Prof. Boris Kraljevic. Kseniia was granted the diploma as the “Best Graduate”, and became a recipient of the prestigious degree scholarship to pursue Bachelor of Music (Hons) at the Royal College of Music (UK). In 2015 Kseniia completed her Masters in Music with distinction at the Kharkiv National Pedagogical University in Ukraine.

Being a prize winner of international piano competitions held in France, Australia, Indonesia, Poland, Italy, Serbia, Malaysia and Singapore, Ms Vokhmianina’s most recent achievements include the 1st Prize (Artist category) at Medan International Piano Competition (Indonesia, 2015), the 2nd Prize in “Russian Piano” category at Sydney Eisteddfod (Australia, 2014), and two awards (including “Prix du Barreau du Val D’oise”) at Piano Campus International Piano Competition (France, 2015).

Ms.Vokhmianina appeared as a concerto soloist with Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Symphony Orchestra, Festival Symphony Orchestra (Singapore), Kharkiv Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), Belgorod Chamber Orchestra (Russia), and Kaunas Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Lithuania). She has been a guest artist in several international music festivals, including “Days of Music” (Montenegro), “The Guests of Aivazovsky” (Ukraine), “E. Grieg-M. Ciurlionis” (Lithuania) and “International Piano Festival” (Vietnam) which were warmly received by both, audience and music critics.

Besides her international career, Ms Vokhmianina is a full-time Music Faculty member of the School of The Arts (SOTA) in Singapore, working closely with instrumentalists and vocalists, and performing with students and visiting artists in many recitals, concerts, and master-classes. Kseniia’s scheduled engagements for this year include performances at the Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie (Belgium), the Arts House and Victoria Concert Hall (Singapore), and the Banff Centre (Canada).

For more details, please visit: http://kseniiavokhmianina.com