Musical Journeys: Exploring Chamber Landscapes

 Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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Musical Journeys: Exploring Chamber Landscapes

Cello Piano Duo (Piano, cello)

Small concert Hall

La Sala de Barcelona Piano Studio

#ChamberMusic #CelloSonata #Rossini


Schubertiades are intimate concerts held in private homes , offering an informal atmosphere to experience music in a new way.

Small talk about the concert. The musician will explain the program before the concert begins. (5 minutes)
Concert. Please see the 'Concert programme' section for a full program description (1 hour)
Glass of wine or soft drink. Enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink after the concert (courtesy of the host) to socialize and get to know the audience, the musician and the host (30 minutes)

Concert programme

Experience an enchanting evening of chamber music featuring a captivating program showcasing the diverse talents of our ensemble. We begin with Valentini's Cello Sonata, a piece brimming with expressive melodies and intricate harmonies, taking the audience on a journey through emotive landscapes.
Next, we delve into Martinu's Rossini Variations, a delightful exploration of themes from Rossini's operas, interpreted with virtuosity and charm. The variations unfold with a dynamic interplay between cello and piano, captivating listeners with their imaginative twists and turns.
Janacek's Pohadka follows, transporting the audience into a world of fairy tales and folklore. With its evocative melodies and rich textures, this piece offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the Czech composer's imaginative universe.
Finally, we present Say's 4 Cities, a contemporary masterpiece that reflects the vibrant energy and cultural diversity of four iconic cities. Through pulsating rhythms and evocative melodies, Say's composition invites listeners on a musical journey across continents, showcasing the universal language of music.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of chamber music, where each piece unfolds like a story waiting to be told, leaving a lasting impression on every listener.

  La Sala de Barcelona Piano Studio

  Cello Piano Duo

Our piano-cello duo (Vera Nebylova - Cello, Anastasia Galenina - Piano) offers a diverse program and performs regularly. Currently we are studying in Essen, Folkwang Universität der Künste (University of arts).We regularly perform in Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland.

Our musical synergy has flourished over the past year, we were elected participants of the Masterclass/Festival Schaffhausen 2024 (featuring Jürg Dähler, Kathryn Stott, Wen Sinn Yang), our commitment to musical growth and collaboration shines.

Anastasia Galenina, Pianist

Anastasia Galenina received her first piano lessons at the age of seven at the School of Music in Yekaterinburg, Russia, under the guidance of Larissa Kutsenko. From 2015 to 2020, she studied piano, vocal accompaniment, and chamber music at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, under the tutelage of Oleg Malov and Sergei Urivaev. From 2020 to 2022, she continued her studies in chamber music under Inga Dzektzer at the State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory.

Anastasia has already performed numerous concerts in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia, and Bosnia.

In February 2024, she was selected to participate in a masterclass with Maestro Alfred Brendel at the Robert Schumann University of Music in Düsseldorf. She has received inspiration and guidance from esteemed musicians such as Yura Margulis, Milana Chernyavska, Mikhail Lidsky, Andrei Diev, Claus-Christian Schuster, Maxim Mogilevsky, Wen-Sinn Yang, and Jürg Dähler during various masterclasses.

Since October 2022, she has been studying Instrumental Duo under the guidance of Professor Evgeni Sinaiski at the Folkwang University of the Arts.

In May 2017, she was awarded the 2nd prize at the Stockholm Music Competition. In July-August 2018, Anastasia Galenina participated in the Colluvio Music Academy and Concert Tour alongside Hans-Christian Aavik (violin, Estonia) and Pavle Racocevic (cello, Serbia). In 2019, she won the 1st prize at the International Maria Judina Music Competition with a piano quartet and the 3rd prize at the All-Russian Music Competition with a piano trio. In October 2021, her trio won the 1st prize at the International Beethoven Competition in Ufa. In 2021, Anastasia participated as a soloist and member of a trio in an international project between South Korea and Russia.

In April 2023, she won the Folkwang Prize in a duo with a saxophonist (university competition). In October 2023, she performed in a piano trio at the Steinway House in Düsseldorf as part of a Rachmaninov tribute concert.

Since 2022, she has been working as a collaborative pianist at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Düsseldorf-Berlin, specializing in string classes.

Vera Nebylova was born in Russia. She began her cello studies at the age of 7 at the E. T. A. Hoffmann Music School and continued her education at the S. Rachmaninov Kaliningrad College. In 2020, she completed her Bachelor's degree at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels under the guidance of Jeroen Reuling. She has performed as a solo cellist with the Symphonic Yuri Bashmet Orchestra and the Pan-Caucasian Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Tsinandali Festival, and as tutti cellist with the Mannheim Philharmonic. She is also a member of the Young German Philharmonic. In the 2021-22 season, she was an academy member of the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 2023-24 season, she is performing with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra. 

Vera has also won several competitions, including the 1st prize at the All-Russian String Competition, the 1st prize at the 'Youth Talent of Russia' competition, the 1st prize at the International Baroque Competition, and the 2nd prize at the International Karl Davidov Competition.

She has studied with Gary Hoffman, Jerome Pernoo, David Geringas, Claudio Bohorquez, Ivan Monighetti, Jens Peter Maintz, Young-Chang Cho, Leonid Gorokhov, Reinhard Latzko, Csaba Onczay, Romain Garioud, Marti Roussi, Roel Dieltiens, among others.

She has given solo recitals in Belgium, Italy, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. She is currently continuing her studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts with Laurentiu Sbarcea, as well as at the Hannover University of Music, Drama, and Media with Professor Oliver Wille as part of the Lysios Quartet.

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