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As a professional ensemble the Quartet exists starting from 1985, though it was founded much earlier - in 1975, when the Quartet became the winner of the International B.Bartok Festival in Budapest. Then young musicians, graduates of the Moscow Conservatoire, have captured the sympathy of the audience with their sincerity and high professionalism. In 1985 experienced musicians met again to join the ensemble. The Quartet is joined by the following musicians - Mikhail Gotsdiner (first violin), Lev Maslovsky (second violin), Sergey Baturin (viola), Kirill Rodin (cello).

The execution of the Quartet, that has inherited the best traditions of the Russian performing school, is significant for deep feelings and refinement, that affords not only to impress the audience, but to become - in a very short period of time- one of the leading quartets in Russia. This creative period was crowned with the victory at the International Bucchi Competition in Rome.

Tchaikovsky Quartet tours a lot in various countries: Hungary, Germany, Mexico, Italy, France, South Korea, Spain, and, of course, performs numerous concerts in Russia, and always their execution is a great success, evoking enthusiastic acclaim of the public and press. TV and Radio Companies do not disregard the Quartet. The musicians has recorded several CDs. In short popularity gained by selfless labour.

Tchaikovsky State String Quartet


First violin - MIKHAIL GOTSDINER, laureate of the All-Union Violin Competition, International Bartok Competition in Budapest, International Bucchi Competition in Rome. Graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire (violin class of Prof. D.Oistrakh). He inherited the best traditions of his great teacher. Besides the Quartet he also worked as a soloist in the Small Symphony Orchestra, as a soloist of the Russian National Orchestra. He teaches at the Moscow Conservatoire and the Russian Academy of Music. He has been playing in the Quartet since the day of its foundation, being its artistic director. M.Gotsdiner proved to be a virtuoso violinist, having a remarkable feeling for phrase, the musician of perfect technique and beautiful sounding.


Second violin - LEV MASLOVSKY, graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatoire (violin class of Prof. K.Vardelly) and took the post-graduate course there. From the very beginning of his work in the Quartet proved to be a perfect ensemble - player. The musician could easily join the already formed ensemble. His playing is significant for beautiful sounding and also perfectly expressed nuances.


Viola - SERGEY BATURIN, laureate of International Bartok Festival in Budapest, International Bucchi Competition in Rome. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire (viola class of Prof. Druzhinin) Besides the Quartet he worked in the USSR State Symphony Cinema Orchestra and as a soloist of the Symphony Philharmony Orchestra of Mexico-city. In Mexico he performed recitals and made recordings. He has been working with the Quartet since its foundation, being its founder and director. Proved to be a perfect ensemble player. He possesses rich and powerful sounding, perfectly masters the instrument, and in combination with the cello makes an excellent basis for the Quartet.


Cello - KIRILL RODIN, Professor of the Moscow Conservatoire and a soloist of the Moscow Philharmony. Graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Prof. N.Shakhovskaya). In 1984 became the winner of the International Young Cellists Competition in Belgrade and in 1986 got the First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He is a soloist of the Moscow Philharmony. Tours actively both in Russia and abroad - Italy, France, Finland, Argentine, Spain, Germany, Austria, Japan.... His concert appearances are always a great success. K.Rodin serves as a juror of International Competitions. Leads master classes in Germany, Australia, Argentina, South Korea.


Producer - NINA NOVAK
Works with the ensemble since the date it was founded.
She realizes join major projects with the DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG and Mercedes Benz, with the Russian Culture Foundation, the Moscow Government Culture Committee, Culture Center of France.
The Quartet manager ism also the director-coordinator of the International chamber music festival "Spring in Russia", that is organized jointly with the Moscow Government Culture Committee. The Tchaikovsky Quartet is the founder and the author of the idea of the Festival.

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