1st Prize € 18.000,- donated by Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Best Interpretation of a Work by Franz Schubert for the Streichquartett in B-Dur, op. 168, D 112 € 4.500,- donated by Graz AG gemeinsam mit der Kunstuniversität Graz
The Anima String Quartet was founded at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory in 2005. Since 2005 studies with Josef Levinzon, cellist of the Taneyev Quartet. Further studies with members of the Alban Berg Quartet, the Vogler Quartet and the Borodin Quartet as well as with Eberhard Feltz (Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler“ Berlin) and Stefan Metz (The Dutch String Quartet Academy NSKA).
Participation in festivals and master classes, such as the Orlando Festival in the Netherlands, the Schubertiade Festival in Austria, Northern Flowers in Russia and the International Summer Academy for Chamber Music in Lower Saxony, Germany. Concerts in Russia, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and France. 3rd prize in the International Competition for Chamber Music and String Quartet in Moscow in 2007. 2nd prize in the International-Shostakovich-Competition in Moscow in 2008. April 2009 1st prize in the Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition, Netherlands.
Evgeniya Norkina, Violin
Born in 1986. Since 1997 studies at the College of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory. “New Names“ scholarship presented by the Musical Charitable Fund, and scholarship presented by the International Music Fund “Palaces of Saint Petersburg“. Participation in the International Festival Evgeny Mravinsky, Estonia. Appearances as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg as well as in other Russian cities and abroad. In 2004 winner of the All-Russia-Competition “New Names“. In 2005 College Diploma with distinction. Since then further studies with Alexander Stang at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory.
Ksenia Evtushenko, Violin
Born in St. Petersburg in 1986. 1994-2005 studies at the College of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory with Lev Ivashenko and Larisa Baranova. Since 2005 studies at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory with Antonina Kazarina. Participation in various chamber music and orchestra projects and concerts in Russia, Germany and Austria.
Maria Dubovik, Viola
Born in 1987. Since 2001 studies at the College of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory with Daniil Meerovich. In 2005 diploma with distinction. Since then studies at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory with Vladimir Stopichev. Participation in international festivals, concerts and master classes in Russia and abroad as soloist, chamber musician and member of symphony orchestras.
Vladimir Reshetko, Violoncello
Born in 1987. Since 1993 studies at the College of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory with Elena Dernova. In 1999 winner of the International Competition in the Czech Republic. Since 2005 studies at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory with Anatolii Nikitin. Concerts in St. Petersburg and abroad as soloist, chamber musician and member of orchestras.
The competition committee arranged the following concerts for the quartet:
– Fondazione Gioventù Musicale d‘Italia, Milan: Auditorium Marco Biagi, Modena, on 13 February, 2010; Sala Consiliare del Palazzo dei Priori, Camerino, on 14 February, 2010; Palazzo Clerici, Milan, on 16 February, 2010; Sporting Club, Monza, on 17 February, 2010; Ridotto del Teatro Gentile, Fabriano, on 20 February, 2010; Salone dei Ritratti, Fermo, on 21. Februar, 2010
– Hall of Fundación Marcelino Bodin, Santander, in cooperation with the international piano competition “Paloma O‘Shea“ Santander on 25 October, 2010
– Amicia della Musica Udine, Italy in the 2010/2011 season
– Musikverein für Steiermark, Graz, concert in the international Chamber Music Cycle on 16 February, 2011
Franz Schubert: Streichquartett B-Dur, D 112 op. post. 168:
I. Satz Allegro ma non troppo
II. Satz Andante sostenuto
III. Satz Menuetto: Allegro
IV. Satz Presto