Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915), a pupil of Tchaikovsky and a teacher of
Rachmaninov and Scriabin, was one of the most prominent Russian composers. His
role in the history of Russian music was enormous. He was not only a great
composer, but also a brilliant pianist, a scientist and a pedagogue, who had
more than 270 pupils.
As a memorial tribute of respect the Sergei Taneyev Chamber music competition
was launched in 1996 on the initiative of Tatiana Gaidamovitch, professor of the
Moscow Conservatoire and the president of the Moscow Chamber Music Association.
Among those who supported the idea of the Competition was an outstanding Russian
composer Georgy Sviridov. It took place in the ancient Russian city of Kaluga.
The Second Sergei Taneyev Chamber music competition was held in 1999. In 2002,
the contest became international. Among the participants were young musicians
from Russia, Germany, China, Great Britain, Georgia, Belorus, Ukraine, and
Armenia. This disc contains the recordings made by the winners of the 1st and
2nd prizes of the Competition.
Tamara Tchitadze, Ketevan Sepashvili - II prize
The ensemble was founded in 1999 under the guidance of professor R.Korsantia.
Both participants of the duo are students of the Saradzhishvili Conservatoire in
Tbilisi. The ensemble is the prize winner of the republican competition in
Jakob Fichert (piano) Sabrina Zimmermann (violin) Pavlos Carvalho (cello)
- II prize (Great Britain)
The ensemble Trio Belle Epoque was established in 1999. During 2000 and 2001 the
trio won several prizes in international chamber music competitions. Recently
they took First Prize in the Koblenz International Chamber music competition.
Trio Belle Epoque has played many recitals in UK and abroad.
Natalia Zlobina (piano), Anna Kochelaeva (violin), Natalia Golovina
(viola), Alexandra Budo (cello) - I prize (Russia)
The quartet was established in 2000. The partcipants of the ensemble are
studying in the class of professor Tatiana Gaidamovich. The ensemble leads an
active concert life.