Musicians, 16 – 17 August 2022
Andrey Roszyk (violin)
Ian Psegodschi (viola)
Stephane Giampellegrini (violoncello)
Georgy Voylochnikov (piano)
The Malevich Ensemble (previously Malevich Piano Quartet, together with a pianist Sofia Raychenko) has been established in a Chamber music class of prof.Henk Guittart (Schoenberg String quartet, artistic director of the Orlando Festival) at the Conservatorium Maastricht. Already after a few months of the ensembleâ€™s existence in March 2016 during the Chamber Music Festival and Competition at the Conservatorium Maastricht the Quartet received a special prize and a concert-tour opportunity in France. The quartet had taken part in a number of prestigious festivals such as “Pianoscope” ,”Clef de la Cite”,”Piano Prestige”,Storioni Festival (and chamber music competition,where the piano quartet became a 2nd prize winner in January 2017) and Orlando festival, during which in August 2017 the ensemble had done a premiere-recording (Etcetera records) of the Piano quartet (1938) written by Oscar van Hemel (1892-1981). In November 2017 Malevich piano quartet won the 1st prize and Gnessin Artistry prize at the Taneyev Chamber music competition (Moscow-Kaluga, Russia). In June 2019 they were awarded 2nd prize (1st prize not awarded) at the 7th Chamber Music Competition in Cologne, Germany. In August 2019 a Premiere live-Recording of the 2 Piano Quartets (1959; 1968) by Hans Kox (1930-2019) had been done during the Orlando Festival concerts (10/08 and 16/08, for the Orlando CD-production, Etcetera Records ), as well as the Ensemble had been chosen to represent the Orlando Festival in a form of a Dutch-concert-tour in 2020-2021, including concerts at such venues as Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Theater Heerlen, MuziekHaven Zaandam and De Nieuwe Kerk Den Haag. In December 2021 the Malevich Ensemble had done a CD-recording of the Saint-SaÃ«ns and Taneyev piano quartets for the WDR-production (Westdeutscher Rundfunk KÃ¶ln) as an outstanding ensemble of the Hochschule fÃ¼r Musik und Tanz KÃ¶ln.
From 2018 to 2021 the piano quartet had been studying at the Hochschule fÃ¼r Musik und Tanz KÃ¶ln with Prof.Anthony Spiri and Prof.Harald Schoneweg (Cherubini String quartet). The Ensemble participated in master-classes with such renowned musicians as Jean-Bernard Pommier, Storioni Trio, Sam Haywood, RusQuartet, Osiris Trio, Sigiswald Kuijken, Shunske Sato and Alexander Zemtsov.
In June 2021 Georgy Voylochnikov (piano) became a new member of the Malevich Ensemble.