The following teachers and instructors have agreed to take part in the conference and to invite their students to enter the festival-competition.
Viktoria Grynenko (Ukraine & Canada) Viktoria Grynenko is an emerging performer born in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2011 she received a scholarship from Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and came to Canada to study with Oleg Pokhanovski. Viktoria holds Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Manitoba and Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Ottawa. In Ottawa her studies under the tutelage of Yehonatan Berick were funded by the prestigious KUN scholarship. Grynenko is currently pursuing DMus degree at the University of Alberta, studying wit Guillaume Tardif. Her research explores the idea of ‘metaphoric intersectionality’ between violin and dance gestures. She organizes numerous concerts in collaboration with ballet dancers and explores rare violin repertoire related to ballet music. In the summer of 2019, funded as a winner of Strauss Foundation, Viktoria studied at the Mozarteum Academy with Michael Vaiman, performing in various venues in Salzburg. Grynenko appeared as a soloist with Oslo Symphony Orchestra (Norway), Volyn Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), and Glier Music Institute Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), she also performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician throughout Canada, Germany, Austria and Ukraine. She has been serving as a concertmaster and Teaching Assistant for the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra since 2017 under Petar Dundjersky. Passionate about education, Viktoria led numerous masterclasses for violin and chamber music students through community organisations and higher education institutions. Grynenko’s interest in new music encouraged her to commission and premiere pieces by Canadian and American composers, such as Henry J. Ng, Valentin Bibik, Zach Bales, James Wright and others. This season Viktoria is going to debut during Edmonton New Music Festival Now Hear This 2020 with a piece by Maxim Shalygin. As a dedicated supporter of El Sistema program of music education for children from low-income families, Viktoria has worked and volunteered with the program in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Edmonton. Currently Viktoria is serving on a board for Alberta String Association supporting and connecting Alberta’s string community.
Olga Bilan Rаcine is а native of Ukraine and holds а Diploma in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the Music State College, Ukraine. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Atlantic Union College, in Massachusetts. She currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she maintains a private violin and viola studio. She also teachers K-4 classroom music.
Rouslan Piaskovsky Руслан Игоревич Пясковский родился в семье музыкантов.Отец Пясковский И.Б.-профессор кафедры теории музыки.Мать-Пясковская Л.В.-Завотделом класса теории музыки.Образование получил в КССМШ им Лысенко и Киевской Консерватории ,которую закончил в 1996 году.Раболтал в Симфоническом оркестре Гостелерадио Украины,Национальном филармоническом оркестре,Государственном оркестре народных инструментов,Национальном Президентском оркестре.В настоящее время работа в КССМШ им .Лысенко преподавателем по классу контрабас.Ведет активную сольно-Концертную деятельность.Является контрабасистом в творческом коллективе Almia music..
VARVARA MERZLOVA- PENEVA Being born into a family of professional musicians in Russia, from her childhood Varvara knew any other way of living, as to be connected with music. A student of her mother, one of the best violin teachers in Kirov music school and later of her father, a talented violinist in College of Arts, Varvara has also chosen a path of becoming a violinist in her life. Five years in Russian Academy of Music in Moscow were really demanding, but full of wonderful, useful experiences and meetings with outstanding russian musicians. Next step was Cairo Symphony Orchestra. Varvara has lived and worked in Egypt for four years. Unforgettable concerts with the best musicians from all over the world are still vivid in her memory! Since 17 years until now Varvara continues her musical journey in the Mediterranean. Beautiful island Cyprus has become her second homeland, where Varvara with great pleasure plays the violin in the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, teaches the violin and enjoys her family life.
Задерейко Елена. Родилась и живу в Киеве.Образование получила в Киевском училище им Глиэра и Киевской Консерватории .Работала в государственном симфоническом оркестре Гостелерадио,Театре оперы и балета для детей и юношества,Эстрадном оркестре в Гостелерадиокомпании Украины,Национальном Президентском оркестре.В настоящее время работаю в КССМШ им Лысенко.Являюсь артдиректором концертного коллектива Almia music.Работаю по совместительству в Киевском Планетарии ,Где являюсь соавтором проекта ,,Классика под звёздами,,.
Karim Saleh Born in Cairo/Egypt 1991, First violin lessons at the age of 6 with his violinist parents: Tatiana Saleh, Samir Saleh. He later continued his studies with Prof.Kolja Blacher at Hanns Eisler Hochschule BerlinEducation: Musik Diploma (Cairo Conservatoire) Marlis Yuniskhan / Hassan Sharara Classes; Bachelor (HfM Hanns Eisler – Berlin) Kolja Blacher; Masters (HfM Hanns Eisler – Berlin) Kolja Blacher; Karajan Akademie (2016) Christophe Horák, Christian Stadelmann and Noah Bendix-BalgleyWettbewerbe und Preise: 1ST Prize at Jugend Musiziert competition gaining with it “Audience’s Favourite Prize” from Euro Preis der Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben (Chamber Music), 1ST Prize at New Millennium Competition in Macedonia. 1ST Prize at Refined Art Lovers Society in Egypt; Solo and Chamber Music Diploma from The New Talented Festival arranged by Vladimir Spivakov in Russia (2005); Solo Diploma from New Names Foundation with Michael Gottesdiener; Chamber Music Diploma from New Names Foundation with Alexander Bonduriansky; Solo Concerts with Orchestras: Since he was 12 Karim performed Solo concerts with Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London. Orchestra Experience: (2006) Played as Concertmaster and Soloist with Arab Youth Phil Orchestra AYPO; (2007) Represented Egypt at the IYSO Internationalen Jugendorchester in Bremen,; Beethovenfest in Bonn and in Wagner Festspielen in Bayreuth; (2012) Joined as a member Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie (1.Violin); – Since 2014 Substitute at Berliner Philharmoniker (1.Violine – 2.Violin); (2014) Beitritt zur Berliner Philharmoniker – Karajan Akademie; (2015) West Eastern Divan Orchestra (1.Violin); (2016-2017) Konzerthausorchester Berlin (1.Violin – Tutti); (2017) Temporary Contract with Berliner Philharmoniker (1.Violin); (2019) Temporary Contract at Konzerthausorchester Berlin (2.Violin); (2019) Substitute at Deutsche Symphonie Orchester DSO Berlin (2.Violin); During his professional orchestral work/engagement he played under: Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle, Dimitri Kitayenko, Kirill Petrenko, Ricardo Muti, Ivan Fischer and Christian Thielemann. Chamber Music Experience: (2018) Kammermusiktage Ahrenshoop; Since 2018 Karim plays with Nimrod Ensemble on many occasions
Alex Dzamashvili moved to Egypt more than 20 years ago, starting his work with Cairo Symphony Orchestra along with teaching at the Cairo Conservatory. With the orchestra, he performed on numerous occasions both as solo and chamber music player at the Cairo Opera House, AUC, Russian Cultural Centre and other stages across the Egypt and abroad. He has been instrumental teacher at the MBIS and CAC for the last 18 years teaching Piano, Violin, Viola, String ensemble and Music Theory. All these years, he has been preparing students for international exams and festivals, school performances and productions. During the lessons he focuses on improving musical and performing skills for each young musician. Lessons help acquire and develop knowledge in Music theory, Sight reading and, most importantly, enjoying the making of beautiful music together, which brings joy to both students and listeners.
Born in Cairo, at the age of seven he joined the Cairo Conservatoire where he studied the cello, He graduated in 2008 with Excellent Degree, and obtained his Post Graduate Studies Diploma in 2010. He obtained the DEM “Diplome of Musical Studies” in Cello from Conservatoire de Montpellier in 2011. In 2013 he received the “Perfectionnement” from Conservatoire de Lyon, where he also obtained the CEM “Certificate of Musical Studies” in Composition from Conservatoire de Lyon. He received the first prize in “Musical Composition” from the Supreme Council of Culture Competition in 2010. In 2013 he received the ECCMOP’s commission award of musical composition. His music had been performed in Egypt, France, USA, UK, Finland and South Korea. As a cellist he received the first prize from the Supreme Council of Culture Competition in 1999 in solo playing, in 2007 in chamber music. The first prize from Dubai International Peace Music Festival in 2008. In 2017, he joined the AMFEK fellowship program at Korea National University of Arts, where he performed some of his works. He received the Certificate of Excellence from the Korean Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism. Shady played as a soloist with The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Cairo Conservatoire Orchestra, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Orchestra, Alexandria Opera Orchestra, and with The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra as well. Shady became the principal cellist of Cairo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 25. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Cairo Conservatoire and the principal cellist of Cairo Opera Orchestra.
TSVETELINA KRISTEVA was born 1974 in Ruse, Bulgaria. She studied in Music School in her town and then she continued her musical education in Academy of Music and Fine Arts- Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Tsvetelina received her Master degree of music pedagogy and violin performer in 1997 with Distinction. During her studies she took part in various chamber music concerts and as a soloist of the Orchestra. Since 1998 she became a member of Ruse Symphony Orchestra and two years later- Assistant Concertmaster in the same Orchestra. With this Orchestra she made numerous tours all over Europe. From 2003 Tsvetelina moved to Cairo and joined Cairo Opera Orchestra. Since 2007 she is a Concertmaster of this Orchestra. Her teaching experience started in 2004 as she started to teach violin in two English schools in Cairo and privately. Now she has many students of different nationalities. Some of them got awarded in the International music competition for young players (Jugend Musiziert German competition) and have chosen music as a profession.
Шериф Хассан Гед
Образование: Московский Государственный Университет
Степень Магистра по специальности «Журналистика» Всероссийский Государственный Институт Кинематографии (ВГИК) Стажировка на Операторском Факультете в Мастерской Сергея Мединского С 1990г. по настоящее время: Российский Центр Науки и Культуры в г. Каире Директор Культурной программы Председатель Египетской Ассоциации выпускников Российских и Советских ВУЗов Председатель Арабского Союза выпускников Советских и Российских ВУЗов Генеральный Секретарь Панафриканского Союза выпускников Советских и Российских ВУЗов
Guillaume Tardif is Associate Professor of Violin and serves as String Area Coordinator at the Department of Music, University of Alberta. His current research explores various aspects of the history and practice of the violin, and often features new or neglected works – such as Gallois-Montbrun’s accompanied version of Paganini’s 24 Caprices, which he presented at Carnegie-Weill Hall. Guillaume Tardif has appeared widely as a violin soloist and guest professor, collaborating with ensembles and distinguished artists in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australasia. He produced a number of CD recordings, violin arrangements, and cadenzas, and led projects such as the SSHRC-sponsored Genius of the Violin video-documentary and the Dare to Discover Series with the Enterprise Quartet.
Born in Alexandria, Shady Abdelsalam began his violin studies at the age of ten, for ten years under Lisette Maguerditchian at the Conservatoire de Musique d’Alexandrie. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, 1995. He joined the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
several times, extensively touring different Mediterranean countries, 1993–1998. As of 1995 and for six years, he was the Administrative Manager and Leader of the Alexandria and Cairo Chamber Orchestras affiliated to the General Authority for Cultural Palaces. He joined the Cairo Opera Orchestra in 1997 for
five years, partaking in the Orchestra performances in France and Germany, conducted by Sherif Mohie-Eldin, 1999. He joined the Cairo Conservatoire, where he studied violin under Prof. Hassan Sharara and Prof. Marlis Yuneskhan. He obtained a Bachelor of Music from the Cairo Conservatoire with Distinction and Honors, 2001. He performed as a soloist with the Cairo Opera Orchestra, the Cairo Conservatoire Orchestra, l’Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique d’Alexandrie and the Cultural Palaces’ Orchestras in Cairo and Alexandria. He also performed numerous solo recitals at the Cairo Opera House, and in several cultural centers in Cairo and Alexandria. Shady is a Former Leader of the BA Chamber Orchestra, and is the Artistic and Administrative Director of the BA Chamber Orchestra, since 2002. He is also the Founder and the Conductor of the BA Youth Orchestra, since 2003, and the Founder of the BA Junior Orchestra for children over seven years old, since 2005. Moreover, he is the Musical Coach of the German University of Cairo (GUC) Music Ensemble, since 2012. He received a PhD in Performing Arts from the Academy of Arts, Cairo, 2021, and is a Lecturer at the Violin Section of the Academy of Arts.
Jan Urke, bass
Canadian-Brazilian Danielle Lisboa leads an active career as an orchestral conductor, music educator, and scholar, regularly conducting community and professional ensembles. On arriving in Canada in 2008, she became Orchestra Toronto’s first apprentice conductor, named assistant conductor two months later and shortly after appointed the orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor. During her tenure, Lisboa became known for her cutting-edge programming and public engagement, resulting in a steep rise in audience numbers. Her vision and dynamic leadership took Orchestra Toronto into new paths for outreach and youth initiatives, including the Marta Hidy Concerto Competition and the popular annual children’s concerts. In 2013, she was nominated for the Heinz Unger Award for Emerging Canadian Conductors presented by the Ontario Arts Council. Two years later she leads Bellus Barbari, the Toronto Women’s Symphony Orchestra, in its inaugural Ontario tour. Lisboa holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Eastman School of Music University of Rochester and a master’s degree from the University of Houston with special emphasis in opera conducting. For two years, she served as assistant conductor to Peter Jacoby at the Moores Opera House being credited with distinguished operatic performances. She was granted numerous scholarships and awards throughout her career, including the Schissler Conducting Prize and an award from the international conducting competition Fundação Oriente held in Portugal. Lisboa began her professional career as a concert pianist. Her academic studies began at Brazil’s largest university, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she founded a chamber orchestra dedicated to promoting the music of emerging Brazilian composers. Lisboa is an Associate Professor of Music at the Concordia University of Edmonton in the areas of conducting, chamber music, and music theory. She is a former conductor and co-founder of the Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra. Lisboa maintains an active presence in the community as Music Director and conductor of the Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra taking the symphony in outreach concerts to local continuing care hospitals and schools as well as in guest conducting engagements with the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus. Recent collaborations with the chorus include the première of Alan Bevan’s Ancient of Days. Danielle Lisboa is the conductor of the Concordia Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble she reinstated in 2017. Her current research interests encompass topics of Women and Leadership on the Orchestral Podium and Analysis and transcription of sacred rituals of native peoples of Brazil with recent partnerships and publications in Portugal and Brazil. In the past years, Lisboa spearheaded Concordia’s first operatic project, developed a string camp for youth, the Stringspiration, and designed a provincial Concerto Competition for youth. The upcoming edition of the CSO Competition in 2023 will feature an Award for Strings. This Summer, Concordia Symphony’s Chamber Nucleus is proud to host the first Orchestral Training and Leadership Workshop for Strings and Conducting (August 2021).
Elizabeth Sihua, violinist and chamber conductor, was born in 1991 in Ukraine. She has played violin since the age of 6. She studied at the music college in the city of Nikolaev with Mikhailov Anatoly Andreevich. She the was admitted to the Music Academy named after S.S. Prokofiev in the city of Donetsk with Professor Evgeniy Lebedev. A year and a half later, she was transferred to the National Music Academy named after A.V. Nezhdanova. After graduation, she moved to Canada, settling in the city of Regina in 2017, where she met the daughter of the Ukrainian composer Valentin Bibik Natalia Bibik and her husband. Their creative association led to performances of various chamber and solo compositions. She lives in Edmonton since 2019.
Felipe Avellar de Aquino, cellist, received a Bachelor Degree in Music from the Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil), Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University and a Doctoral Degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music. Among his teachers include Alan Harris, Marcy Rosen, Dennis Parker and Nelson Campos. He has performed as soloist and recitalist in Brazil, Argentina, Italy, United States, and Canada. He is currently a Full Professor of cello at the Federal University of Paraiba and is co-artistic director of its Chamber Music Festival. He has published articles in The Strad magazine, Per Musi and Revista Opus (http://felipecello.homestead.com/).
Hermes Cuzzuol Alvarenga was born in 1957 in Brazil. He started his music studies in his hometown, Vitória, ES before moving to João Pessoa, PB where he got his undergraduate degree in music from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) in 1984. As soon as he moved to the new city, Hermes got a position as violinist in the Paraíba Symphony Orchestra (OSPB) which he held for several years before starting a new job as violin teacher at UFPB in 1993. Hermes has a Master’s degree in music (1993) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (1999) from The University of Iowa in the USA. In 2018 he got a Fulbright scholarship to act during the Fall term as Visiting Scholar at the San Francisco State University/School of Music where he made researches and taught chamber music. At the present time, Hermes is a Professor of Violin at UFPB researching and teaching violin for Graduate and undergraduate students.
Hassan Moataz El Molla (Cello) started his Cello solo performing as soloist with Cairo symphony Orchestra during he was actually a member of the orchestra and plays most of the cello repertoire . He studied The Cello with the Most Egyptian Talented Cellist Ayman El Hanbouly and he had a wonderful chance later to do masterclasses with famous Cellists like Rostropovich, YoYo-ma, Franz Helmerson, Lynn Harrell. Also he was lucky as well to play solo and join the orchestras under wonderful and famous conductors from Egypt like Ahmed EL Saedy, Nader Abbassi, Sherif Mohy El Din. And Famous world Class conductors as D.Barenboim, James Levine, Leonard Slatkin. For performing Arab compositions, he performed pieces was composed by the most Egyptian Composers as for classical music, and different style as well, as also he
performed “Messagesquisse”by Pierre Boulez during his attendance with the west Eastern Divan Orchestra . He performed the premier performance of the Rababa Concerto, composed by Marcel Khalife and the performance was with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Thomas Kalb in November 2009. Hassan Was the co-principal Cellist at the Cairo symphony Orchestra from 2000 till 2008 ,and from 2008 till now he is the co-principal Cellist at the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra . Hassan is doing Cello solo playing plus chamber music activities as well ,and He plays the Rababa (Egyptian Version) in a way of gulf style ,He performed the Rababa as soloist with orchestras in Egypt, Qatar, USA and China. And as Cello Soloist He Performed with Orchestras in Egypt,Qatar and France .and for Cello and Piano recitals He Traveled to Japan to join the Japanese pianist Tadashi Suenaga in a tour among most of Japan cities and specially to perform Music for Cello And Piano for the affected people from Tsunami Tornado in 3 years in a row and also to help Japanese Tourist companies to let the Tourism in Egypt to be active again by Japanese tourists
and all this tour was arranged by Mr Nakano’s Family and
Japanese community in Egypt
Philippe Borer studied violin and viola under Max Rostal, Ruggiero Ricci and Jan Sedivka and has held various positions as a member of orchestras and chamber ensembles in Switzerland, Italy and Australia. In addition, he conducts research in the field of violin pedagogy, violin history and philosophy of music, receiving a doctorate in 1995. In 1998 he played with a curved bow, his polyphonic repertoire, including works by Marini, Westhoff, Bach, Paganini and Bach Bachtischa. His first performance of the Chaconne of Bach with a curved bow held in December 2000 in Saint-Petersburg in the framework of the final concert of the 4th International conference” Blagodatovskiye reading.” Since 2007 he gave master classes at the Novgorod state University, Mozarteum Salzburg and the University of Alberta. In 2016, he formed a violin and piano duet with the French master musician Jean-Claude Frey, the son of George Frey. The borer has recorded contemporary music for violin and viola, premiered works by don Kay and he is dedicatee of several compositions for violin and viola Michael Bach Bachtischa. His former students include Christopher Horak of the Scharoun ensemble, Dr. Angela Lohri, author Kombinationstone UND Tartinis “terzo of sound” and Beth Herbert, the first violinist of the West Australian Symphony orchestraWorks On the authentic strings N. Paganini not only Tr. T. Berford, in the “Ancient music”, N. 31-32 1-2, pp. 21-25, Moscow, 2006. Grand detache port contro detache addition, UN Punto della main part of lesione viottiana, in Giovanni Battista Viotti “professione musicista”, sguardo sull Opera, Lolita style, Le Fonti, ed. by M. Dellaborra, Rome, società publisher Di musicologia, 2017. Twenty-four caprices of Niccolo Paganini their significance for the history of violin playing and music of the romantic era, zürich, 1997. Some reflections on Paganinis strings, in proceedings of the international conference restoration and conservation of Guarneri del Gesu known as Cannone, Genoa, 2004. An allegorical masterpiece Coll. Tatiana Berford, of “Stradivari”, October 2004. Aspects of European influence on the game the violin and training in Australia, Mmus Diss., 1988. La page electronic lArchetto, violinistica bibliografia Storico-tech e Studi effettuati su Niccolo Paganini, Genoa, 2003. Cromatismo passioni ed espressione Delle in Paganini, proceedings of international conference Paganini Divo e Comunicatore, Genoa 2007. The philosophy of Paganini and the violin, in the management of tools, collection of abstracts of the fourth International conference instrumentedhashset series “Blagodatskii Reading” the Russian Institute of art history, St. Petersburg, 2000. School, tradizione e modernità in Paganini in “musical Nuova Rivista Italiana”, 1 / 1999. Sweet power lines, reflections on the musical idea of Dolce, in the study of Virtuosities, ed. Christine Hopp, göttingen studies in musicology, 2018. Paganini and the philosophy of the violin, in “Quaderni Dellistituto Di Studi Paganiniani” quantity / 8, October 1996. Chromatic scale in the compositions of Viotti and Paganini, a turning point in violin playing and writing for strings, in: nicolò Paganini Diabolus in Musica, ed. Barica and A. F. Morabito, Turnhout, Brepols, 2010, pp. 91-120. Feuillet d album “musical evening Revue de Suisse romance”, N. 2, June 1993, pages 101 to 106. Forma Pura La on SAT. with Paolo Cecchinelli, in “Quaderni Dellistituto Di Studi Paganiniani” N. 13, 2001. Twenty-four caprices of niccolò Paganini, Ph. D. Diss., 1995. Paganinis virtuosity and style, improvisational, and beyond notes improvisation in Western music in eighteenth and nineteenth century, ed. R. Rasch, Turnhout, 2011. Les 24 caprices Paganini Et de La constellation “romantic” in “a musical evening Revue de Suisse romance”, N. 2, June 1993, pp. 75-85.
Федорова Наталья училась в городе Уфа, в Училище Искусств, затем в Академии Искусств. Работала в Академии Искусств в Уфе, в Красноярском симфоническом оркестре. В настоящее время совмещает работу в Псковском музыкальном училище, в Псковском Губернаторском симфоническом оркестре и 40 лет работает в Псковской
Детской школе искусств. Успешно сочетает исполнительскую и педагогическую деятельность, неоднократно гастролировала в различных городах Германии, Латвии, Эстонии, Финляндии. Учащиеся класса Федоровой Натальи принимали участие в конкурсах исполнительского мастерства в Москве «Мерзляковка приглашает друзей», в Санкт-Петербурге «Рождественские ассамблеи», «Петербургская весна», в Латвии и Эстонии – конкурсы « Юные Таланты», «Радость открытия» в Пушкинских Горах, а
также в городских и региональных конкурсах Пскова и становились лауреатами и дипломантами. Выпускники класса продолжают обучение в музыкальных училищах Пскова и Санкт- Петербурга
Fedorova Natalya studied in Ufa, at the School of Arts, then at the Academy of Arts. She worked at the Academy of Arts in Ufa, in the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra. Currently working at Pskov School of Music, Pskov Gubernatorial Symphony Orchestra and 40 years at Pskov School of Children’s Arts. She successfully combines performance and pedagogical activities, has visited various cities in Germany, Latvia, Estonia, Finland on several occasions. Pupils of class Fedorova Natalya took part in competitions for performance skills in Moscow “Merlyakovka invites friends”, in St. Petersburg “Christmas assemblies”, “Petersburg, Latvia and Estonia – competition” Young talents “,” Joy of discovery “in the Pushkin mountains, a Also in the city and regional Pskov competitions and became winner and diplomas. Graduates of the class continue their studies at the Pskov and St. Petersburg music schools.