QUINTINHA DA MÚSICA:QUINTINHA DA MÚSICA: Maria Nemtsova (piano) and Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone)


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Maria Nemtsova has been a prizewinner of numerous international piano competitions including ones in Russia, Italy, Austria and USA. She received First Prizes for her outstanding performances at “Musica di Riccione” in Italy, “P. Serebryakov International Piano competition” in Russia, Fort Worth Concerto competition in USA. In 2013 she also won a prize at the “Rosario Marciano International Piano competition” in Vienna, Austria. In addition to her solo achievements Maria won first prize at the International Chamber Music competition «Marco Fiorindo» in Italy in 2015 with her «VitaDuo» ensemble. Maria has performed at major venues around the world including Carnegie Weil Recital Hall in New York, where she gave her solo recital in March 2010, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Steinway Hall in London, Boesendorfer Hall and Ehrbar-Saal in Vienna, National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing and Shanghai Oriental Arts Center in China, Great Hall of Moscow conservatoire, International House of Music in Moscow, and many others.

She has also participated at the International Festivals in Italy, UK, USA, Poland, Russia and other countries. Maria collaborated with Pavel Nersesyan (piano, Russia/ USA), Arno Bornkamp (saxophone, Netherlands), Boris Brovtsin (violin, Russia/UK), Jean-Denis Michat (saxophone, France), Artiom Shishkov (violin, Belorussia), Alexander Ramm (cello, Russia/Lithunia), Jean Ives Fourmeau (saxophone, France) and many others.


Vitaly Vatulya is one of the most outstanding young saxophonists of Russia. He was born in Moscow in 1987. Vitaly started his music education at the age of 7, and at the age of 13 he won a national contest called ‘Young Virtuoso’ in Simferopol, Ukraine. Later Vitaly won various awards at ‘Young saxophonist’ European Contest (Gap, France), ‘Classical Heritage’ International Competition (Moscow, Russia), and the International Competition for Wind Instruments (Togliatti, Russia). In 2003-2005 Vitaly was trained at the European University of Saxophone in Gap. In 2005 Vitaly won the Grand Prix at the International Competition ‘Art of the 21st Century’ in Kiev (Ukraine). After graduating the College of Music at the Alfred Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music (the class of Professor Yury Vorontsov) and the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (the cla ss of Professor Margarita Shaposhnikova), Vitaly was awarded a postgraduate diploma at the Gnessin’s Academy of Music. In 2015 Vitaly moved to Amsterdam where he successfully graduated from Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2017 (the class of the Arno Bornkamp).In 2010 Vitaly won the ‘River of Talents’ Music Competition, organized by the St. Petersburg House of Music, and ‘SaxArte’ International Festival (Cetara, Italy). In 2011 he graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, won a prize at the Moscow International Saxophone Competition called ‘The Voice of Saxophone in the Modern World’ and on a gold medal at ‘Delphic Play’, the 10th All-Russian Contest in Russia.In 2015 Vitaly Vatulya won the First Prize at the international saxophone competition 'Marco Fiorindo' in Italy.



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