Pianists 2011

Marina Belashuk FotoMarina Belashuk was born in Grodno, Belarus. Upon graduating from Music school, she entered Gnesins Musical College in Moscow. Then she continued her piano studies at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music in Moscow (professor Zvereva) and has post graduating studies in the Academy. Marina Belashuk is a prize-winner of a number International Competitions as a solo pianist and as accompanist. Now she is a docent of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music. In the last season Marina became the diplomant of the Competitions as the accompanist three times. It were "Valentina Levko" International Competition (October 2008, Moscow), Alexandr Dargomyzsky All-russian Competition (December 2008, Thula), Rübezahl International opern singing Competition (July 2009, Jelenja Gora, Poland). At the last season Marina went on tour in Finland, Poland, Belarus, German and Russia. Marina has acted as the soloist and as the accompanist in ensemble withbaritone Dmitry Grinikh and polish flutist Edita Fil. In July 2011 in the 8th time Marina has taken part in work of a master-class of the well-known polish singer Jadwiga Rappe.

hinzThomas Hinz studied piano and accompaniment of song in the Music Academy of Robert Schumann in DÜsseldorf in the class of prof. Szczepañska, prof. Schenk and prof. de Bruyn. After graduating, he received many job offers as a coach and accompanist of songs. To complement the knowledge and experience he participated in master classes led by such notables as Thomas Quasthoff, Eberhard Felts, and Klaus Hellwig. He also performed in Salvador and Brazil between 2005 and 2008. In 2006 he was accompanist at the Song Contest in Bad Kissingen. He is currently employed at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Rostock.

skieraRobert Skiera graduated from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in 1988 where he studied piano in the class of prof. Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and chamber music in the class of prof. Barbara Halska. Since then he has been working in the Piano and Chamber Music Department of the Academy. He also coopereted with the class of Professor Piotr Paleczny and recently he is working with a vocal class of Maria Olkisz in the J. Elsner State Music School. As a performer, of both solo and chamber music, Robert Skiera regularly gives concerts in Poland and abroad and he has played in Germany (f. e. Kiel, Frankfurt, Mainz, Trewir, Mannheim, Cottbus, Husum, M?lheim, Oberhausen, Segeberg), The Netherlands, Great Britain (London), Italy (Milan, Turin, Genoa), Austria (Vien), France (Paris), Belgium (Brussels), Hungary (Budapest) and he received favourable press reviews. Many times he taught in the international courses of musical interpretation in Nowy Sacz. He works with famous actors and Polish musicians. He performed on stage at the Warsaw Philharmonic with the Polish singer Sylwia Burnicka - Kaliszewska. In Milan Teatro Dal Verne he performed for the audience numbered approximately 1200 people with the world famous Polish violinist Mariusz Patyra. He is a frequent performer with the National Philharmonic in Warsaw and several times has recorded for Polish radio and television. His repertoire ranges from the works of Bach to Bartok. As well as performing, he teaches the piano In International Courses of Musical Interpretation in Poland. He has performed as soloist with chamber orchestras and he played the piano parts in orchestral works under the direction of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Robert Skiera has produced a compact disc featuring music by Chopin. Lately he has been involved in the production of another compact disc featuring chamber music.