Moscow Flute Center and Olga Ivusheikova Flute School hold spring courses March 25-31, 2023
Olga Ivusheykova (flute). Course curator
Soloist of the Pratum Integrum Orchestra. Associate Professor at the Moscow State Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky, teacher of the MSSMSH them. Gnesins (flute class). Was born in Moscow. Graduated from MSSMSH them. Gnesins, then the Moscow State Conservatory. P.I. Tchaikovsky (1994) and an internship assistant there (1966, class of Yu.N. Dolzhikov). For two years (2002-2004) she was a scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2004 she completed her postgraduate studies at the Higher School of Music. F. Mendelssohn in Leipzig (class of Prof. B. Chalog, traverse flute, authentic performance). Laureate of the All-Russian Competition of Woodwind Performers (1987), International Flute Competition in Scheveningen (Netherlands, 1988), International Competition named after. Van Wassenaer in The Hague (Netherlands, 1995). Over the years she has been a soloist with the orchestra of the Moscow Bach Center, the Symphony Orchestra of the Ostankino television and radio company. Since 2004 she has been a soloist with the authentic Pratum Integrum orchestra. Conducts active concert activity in Russia and abroad. Among her stage partners are A. Rudin, T. Grindenko, A. Lyubimov, F. Renggli, P. Grazzi, V. Keiken, J. Katsnelson, M. Pekarsky, M. Fedotova, A. Lieberknecht. Participated in international festivals, including Early Music in St. Petersburg, the Adams Flute Festival in the Netherlands, the Festival of the German Flute Society, the Moscow Chamber Music Festival "Return", etc. teaches a flute class at the MSSMSh them. Gnesins. Among the graduates of her class are laureates of international competitions and soloists of leading Russian orchestras. O.Yu. Ivusheikova is one of the founders and organizers of the annual International Summer School in Gnesinka. Regularly conducts master classes as part of educational projects of the charitable foundations "Art, Science and Sport", "New Names", the foundations of Vladimir Spivakov and Yuri Rozum; teaches at the educational center "Sirius" (Sochi). Participated in the work of the jury of international competitions: the competition. O. Nicole (Guangzhou, China, 2014), competition named after. F. Kulau (Ulzen, Germany, 2015, 2017) and others. He is the organizer and chairman of the jury of the annual International Competition. Gnesins (Moscow).
Uliana Zhivitskaya (flute)
Flutist, teacher, laureate of international competitions. 4th year student of the Moscow State Conservatory Tchaikovsky, a fellow of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation and the OPRD Foundation. Uliana was born in Yekaterinburg, in 2009 she entered the M.S. Gnesins in the class of Associate Professor O. Yu. Ivusheykova. At the age of 11, she received the title of "Bronze Nutcracker" at the XIII International Nutcracker Television Competition. Ulyana received awards from the President, the Government and the Mayor of Moscow. She participated in foreign concerts and competitions in Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, also in Argentina, China, Vietnam. In Spain, Ulyana took part in the IV International Festival "Peregrinos Musicales". In 2014, she was awarded the honorary title "The Best Student of the Gnessin Moscow Secondary Special Music School". Uliana was twice awarded the Gold Medal at the Russian Youth Delphic Games. At the age of 16, she became the absolute winner of the International Radio Contest for Young Musicians Concertino Prague. “The level of technique and expressiveness of performance demonstrated by Uliana Zhivitskaya were so convincing that she not only received the first prize in the Flute nomination, but was also awarded the prize for the best interpretation of the compulsory composition, and thus became the absolute winner of the competition this year” , - said the chief producer of the Czech Radio Lukas Hurnik. Ulyana received the highest award - the Helena Karaskova Prize, she also recorded the first solo CD with four flute sonatas of the 20th century and got the opportunity to participate in EMCY projects. In 2019, Ulyana entered the Moscow State Conservatory. Tchaikovsky at the faculty of historical and contemporary performance in the class of associate professor of the Moscow Conservatory Olga Ivusheikova. Ulyana performed in the Big and Small halls of Zaryadye, in the BZK im. Tchaikovsky, in the Hall of Sour Cream in the Municipal House in Prague, in the Building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, in the palaces of Valtice and Cesky Krumlov, in the Bishops' Chambers of the Suzdal Kremlin. As a laureate of The Nutcracker and a participant in the Blue Bird television competition for young talents, she performed concert programs at children's music schools as part of the Junior Music Tour, as well as in the halls of Smolensk, Yaroslavl, Klin, Sadki. Ulyana participates in various projects as part of such ensembles as the orchestra and consort "Rosarium", the early music ensemble "Musica Tempora", the orchestra "Pratum Integrum". In 2022, she performed at the Diaghilev Festival in Perm, at the Art of Translation festival at the Pushkin Museum. Uliana took 2nd place and won a special prize at the 19th F. Kuhlau International Competition (Ulzen, Germany) in 2021, presenting her author’s project “Which Dreamed it?” at the final round, based on three compositions from the second half of the 20th century for flute solo. Ulyana is also a participant in the 71st international ARD competition and the 1st prize winner of the F. W. Nies competition in Wiesbaden, dedicated to the music of the “beautiful era”. Uliana has taken part in master classes with such outstanding musicians as James Galway, Ian Clarke, Felix Renggli, William Bennett, Benedek Chalog, Sarah Louvion, Wally Haze, Andrea Lieberknecht, Carlo Jans. She is also a participant of the III All-Russian Seminars for New Music at the Moscow Conservatory. Tchaikovsky. Now her repertoire includes music from the Baroque era (including on an old instrument) to the latest works by Fernyhow, Yurel, Yun, Halfter, Furrer, Sharrino. She played a number of world premieres: for example, the sonatas of the Australian composer Larry Sitsky, the Russian composer Ivan Sokolov, who dedicated his work to Ulyana. She also enjoys playing the piano, harpsichord, recorder, Irish whistle and historical dancing. At the art history exam, Ulyana successfully performed in the Visible Music project as a director, vocalist and graphic designer, performing Stravinsky's Jokes for voice and chamber ensemble. Uliana is constantly involved in the cultural life of Moscow and is interested in everything that can be useful for a deep interpretation and analysis of musical works.
Vasilisa Kurakina (flute)
Flutist, composer, multi-instrumentalist (Moscow). Started playing music at the age of 6. Already at the age of 8 she became a scholarship holder of the Moscow government, as well as the New Names Foundation. Winner of numerous international competitions. In 2018, she became a laureate of the 1st degree in the International Competition: "Stichting nationaal fluitconcours" (Netherlands). In 2018 and 2019, she twice won the ImproClassic International Improvisation Competition, first in the nomination "keyboard instruments" (piano), and then in the nomination "wind and percussion instruments" (flute, melody). In 2020, she was a member of the jury of the ImproClassic competition. In 2021, she wrote a special work for the international competition Gnessin Competition - 2022. Since 2019, he has been the organizer and participant of the Birth of Music festival of improvisation and composition.
Head of the Moscow Flute Center. Professional flutist, graduated from the Russian Academy of Music. Gnesins in the flute class, worked as an artist in the Big Concert Orchestra of Television and Radio Broadcasting named after Yu. Silantyev, Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after. P.I. Tchaikovsky. In January 2016, in collaboration with flutist Ilya Dvoretsky, he founded the Moscow Flute Center company, which has become the main attraction for all Russian flute players. He studied flute repair with David Straubinger (Indianapolis USA), having received a license to install Straubinger pillows in Russia in August 2011 . In November 2013, he again trained with Straubinger, discussing various aspects and techniques of mastery, after which he received a certificate as an advanced generalist in flute repair, and in 2019 he was awarded the right to personally conduct certification in Russia and the countries of the former CIS. In April 2014, he completed head-making courses with master Jonathan Landell (Vermont, USA), made his first silver head and received a certificate of conformity and the highest reviews from the master. In December 2014, he was invited to Japan to the Muramatsu Flutes factory, where he completed a long internship with Akio Muramatsu, Shota Yamamoto and Mitsunobu Nakamura, covering the entire flute manufacturing process, from start to finish. He studied all the processes of soldering, tuning, adjustment from each master individually, having received a license to repair Muramatsu flutes in Russia. In 2019, he received certificates as a master of two of the most significant American brands - Haynes and Powell. maintenance of American and Japanese flutes with full warranty and post-warranty service only with original parts and cushions.