Evgeni Petrov (clarinet) is one of the brightest representatives of the Russian
performing school; his talent and skills were highly appraised by his
colleagues, musical critics and the audience from the very beginning of his
He is the graduate of Central Music School under the Moscow Tchaikovsky
Conservatoire; later, he studied at the Moscow Conservatoire (graduated in 1995)
in the class of professor Vladimir Sokolov and followed the post graduate course
He played his first concert at the age of 14. At the same time, he was awarded a
diploma at the International Competition “Concertino-Prague” (1986) three years
later, he won the First prize in this prestigious contest. In 1990, he became
the first Russian clarinetist to win an award at the International Clarinet
competition in Geneva (II prize) he also received an international grant from
“The things that the Moscovite Evgeni Petrov does on the scene seem almost
incredible. What beautiful expressiveness, skills, the power of sincerity! The
audience was enthusiastic”, a critic from "Klieler Nachrichten" (Germany) wrote
about 19-years old performer.
In 1995, his name was included in the Golden Book of Russian talents “XX century
to the XXI century”. In 2001, an article about him appeared in the encyclopedia
“Musicians of the world” (published by the Big Russian encyclopedia). Since 2001
he is a soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmony.
His repertoire includes more than 30 concertos for clarinet and orchestra, works
for clarinet solo, chamber music, transcriptions of violin and flute
compositions. His artistic appearance is characterized by the wide range of
styles; he performs baroque music, classical and romantic masterpieces as well
as works by modern composers (among them - Edison Denissov, Boris Tchai-kovsky,
Sergei Berinsky and many others). He toured in Russia, France, Germany, Mexico,
Bulgaria, USA, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland and other countries. Among his
artistic partners were “Moscow Soloists” orchestra headed by Yuri Bashmet,
Russian State Symphony orchestra “Young Russia” conducted by Mark Gorenstein,
Tokyo Radio orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, Moscow Symphony orchestra
conducted by Vladimir Ziva, Russian State Academic chamber Vivaldi-Orchestra
headed by Svetlana Bezrodnaya, “Kremlin” Chamber orchestra conducted by Misha
Rachlevsky, “The Seasons” chamber orchestra conducted by Vladislav Bulakhov.
Evgeni Petrov took part in many prestigious music festivals organized by
Vladimir Spivakov (Colmar, France) and Yuri Bashmet (Tour, France). Moscow
music-lovers know him not only for his solo recitals in Moscow’s most important
concert halls (including Great, Maly and Rachmaninov halls of the Moscow
Conservatoire, Tchaikovsky Concert hall, Theater hall of the Moscow
International House of Music etc) he also appeared in some famous music forums
such as “Sviatoslav Richter December Nights”, the Art festival “Cherry Wood”,
Nikolai Petrov’s International Festival “Musical Kremlin”, International Chamber
music Festival in Tretyakov Gallery directed by Alexander Rudin.
He played chamber works with such eminent musicians as Tigran Alikhanov, Yuri
Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Nikolai Petrov, Valeri Popov, Alexei Liubimov, Naum
Shtarkman, Alexander Bonduriansky, Alexander Rudin, Irina Bochkova, Nikolai
Lugansky, Victoria Postnikova, Borodin and Shostakovich Quartets.
He issued many CDs in Russia and abroad.
Evgeni Petrov teaches at Moscow Conservatoire and Central Music School under
Moscow Conservatoire (Head of the Wood wind department).
Tatiana Tarasevich is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire. Her professors
were Tatiana Nikolaeva and Lev Naumov. She won diplomas at numerous national and
international competitions. She plays concerts in Russia and abroad (in Germany,
Great Britain) as a chamber music performer.
She played in the Great, Maly and Rachmaninov halls of the Moscow Conservatoire,
in Koln Philharmony Concert Hall in ensemble with young performers and famous
musicians such as Vladimir Sokolov, Olga Berezanskaya, Dmitri Pianov. She plays
with Evgeni Petrov since 1990.