Dr. Alexandra Türk-Espitalier, MSc (Vienna), flute player and physiotherapist, specializes in the treatment of musicians. In her work, in addition to the physiotherapeutic treatment of illness, she concentrates on preventive work in connection with problems arising from instrumental work. Coordination of movement in connection with musical expression is one of the main aspects of her teaching at master classes and courses. At the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna she is a lecturer on physioprophylaxis and concerns herself with the development of preventative programmes.
Born into a distinguished musical family in St. Petersburg, Russia, pianist Evgeny Sinaiski has carved a unique niche as one of the most sought after and highly respected chamber music partners and pedagogues in Europe.
Professor of chamber music and an official accompanist at the Vienna Conservatoire, Mr. Sinaiski also leads a duo class at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. He collaborates with many important musicians of our day such as Herman Krebbers, Boris Kuschnir, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Helmut Zehetmair, Hatto Beyerle, Vadim Gluzman, Stephan Pikard, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Jens Peter Maintz, Alexander Huelshoff, Alexander Zemtsow, Michael Kugel, Ivan Monigetti and Kirill Rodin in concerts and master-classes around the world.
Mr. Sinaiski has performed as a soloist with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian State Chamber Orchestra and Bolshoy Theatre Orchestra of Minsk. He appears regularly at most important venues on the continent including Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Herkulessaal in Munich, as well as Brussels’ Palais de Beaux-Arts, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. In 2008 he has made a successful debut as producer and pianist at Frankfurt’s Alte Oper and in 2010 appeared for the first time at Salzburg Festival.
Prize winner of international competitions such as ARD in Munich, Shostakovich Competition in Hannover and contests in Netherlands, Latvia and Russia, Mr. Sinaiski’s recordings can be heard on “Gramola” label, as well as on BBC, ORF, Bavarian Radio, and radio stations in Italy, Latvia, Russia and Slovenia among many others.
Dedicated educator, Evgeny Sinaiski is a faculty member and staff pianist of such distinguished master-classes as Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, Bavarian Music Academy, Festival Les Arcs in France and “Villa-Musica” in Germany. In addition, Mr. Sinaiski has assumed the role of official pianist at Wieniawsky and Lipizer International Violin Competitions. Between the years 2002 and 2010 he led the chamber music class at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in St. Petersburg, and served as a coach pianist at the UDK Berlin.
Evgeny began his musical education in Riga, Latvia and in 1987 was accepted to the studio of Professor Marina Wolf at the Special Music School Lyceum in St. Petersburg, and subsequently at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, graduating in 1997. His musical development was also greatly influenced by such prominent musicians as Sofia Wakman, Tamara Fidler and Sergey Uryvaev. Evgeny continued his studies in the Netherlands with Professor Naum Grubert, obtaining Master’s Degree with distinction at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague in 2003.
Georgian pianist Tamara Elizbarashvili was born and raised in Tbilisi and currently lives in Germany. She gave her first public concert at the age of six and studied at the V. Sarajishvili State Music Academy in Tbilisi with Lali Sanikidze.
In 2010 she took part in the Peter De Grote Festival in the Netherlands and was awarded the Klaas Dijkstra Special Prize, which aims to support young musical talent.
Shortly after graduating, Tamara moved to the Netherlands to study with Paul Komen.
She played and worked with outstanding musicians, including Roland Daugareil, Michel Strauss, Eliso Virsaladze, Paul Badura-Skoda, Lazar Berman, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Christoph Richter, Joseph Moser, Wenn Sinn Yang, Gregor Horsch and etc.
Tamara's repertoire ranges from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov and extends to contemporary music.
In addition to solo concerts, she also performs as a chamber music pianist and plays in many different concerts in Germany, Italy, Holland, France, Portugal, China, Armenia and her country of origin Georgia.
Tamara has won prizes at various national and international piano competitions.
Her fondness for Russian music earned her the special prize for the best interpretation of Russian music, awarded by the P.Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, where she was awarded second prize at the A. Khachaturian International Piano Competition in Yerevan (Armenia). She is a recipient of grants from Georgian President Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Spivakov and the First Lady of Georgia.
In 2016 she was awarded the Antena 2 Prize in Óbidos (Portugal).
From 2019 she is piano répétiteur at the R. Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf.
Elena Nemtsova is an internationally recognised chamber musician and collaborative pianist.
She combines a busy performing career with her professorship in Solo Accompaniment in Music
and Art University, Vienna and a collaborative piano position as well as teaching collaborative
piano practice at the Anton Bruckner University, Linz Austria.
She regularly appears at international music festivals such as Altensteiger Summer Academy,
Schloss Heiligenberg Int.Music Academy (Germany),Orlando Festival(Holland),Singapore
Int.Violin Festival(Singapore),Musiques Vivantes festival(France), Vituskircherl Chamber Music
Festival and Allegro Vivo Festival(Austria).
Elena completed her Bachelor degree in Piano Performance and Composition at the
S.-Petersburg Conservatoire(Russia) and obtained a MMus Degree in Performance and
International Artist Diploma in Chamber Music at Royal Northern College of Music (UK).
Elena is a winner of numerous international awards.Formed in 2007 Nemtsov Duo has achieved
international success in major competitions including 1st prize in the Salieri-Zinetti Int.Chamber
Music Competition (Verona,Italy),
1st prize in Swedish Duo Int.Competition ,3rd Prize in Pinerolo Int.Chamber Music Contest and
3rd Prize in Lyon Int.Chamber Music Contest,WFIMC. Nemtsov Duo made their Wigmore Hall
debut in 2011.They have appeared at various festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe, Buxton Music
Festival, Oxford May Music, Prussia Cove and performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater
Hall, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia Hall, Lyon National Opera House.
Nemtsov Duo has released two CDs : Works for cello and piano by Boccherini,Beethoven and
Chopin(Azurra Music Records, Italy 2011), „60 Degrees North“(CMF label ,London 2015) and
performed live on BBC.
Elena is constantly looking for opportunities to expand her repertoire and performs a lot of
modern and contemporary music. She has given a world premiere of a cello piano sonata by
Edwin Roxburgh in 2017 in London and recently recorded "Double" for clarinet and piano written
by Louis Andriessen with Alan R. Kay (Theater Heerlen, Netherlands).
Her achievements as a composer include 1st Prizes at Young Composer Competitions "I am a
composer" and “Crystal Tuning Fork".She has written a piece “Heartbeat” especially for
Nemtsov Duo that has been released on the CD.Her piece “Mirage” has been commissioned by
Ensemble Mirage and was premiered at St John’s Smith Square in London in 2017. “Golden
Eagle '' for soprano, marimba and piano was commissioned by Orlando Festival 2022 and was
performed there this august.