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Kehayova - Miller Sonata Duo, 25-06-2019 19:00 - City Art Gallery
25-06-2019
19:00  -  City Art Gallery 


Kehayova - Miller Sonata Duo

Program:
Nikolai Myaskovski - Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 12, Nr. 1 in D major 
Günter Raphael - Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 14 in B minor
Sergei Rachmaninov - Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 19 in G minor
 

Liliana Kehayova

Bulgarian cellist Liliana Kehayova, a forth generation musician, is currently cello professor at the New Bulgarian University, a member of Vienna Chamber Orchestra and (since 2014 she is) the general secretary of International Music Academy Orpheus in Vienna.

As a passionate solo and chamber music performer, Ms. Kehayova has participated in numerous music festivals and recitals throughout Europe. She performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Mitteleuropa Orchestra Udine, North Checz Philharmonic Teplice, Varna Philhamonic Orchestra, “New Symphony Orchestra”, “Camerata Orphica” among others. Ms. Kehayova has been honored to perform chamber music concerts with musicians such as Milena Mollova (piano), Gerard Causse (viola), Mario Hossen (violin), Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola), Romain Leleu (trumpet), Raffaele Mallozzi (viola), Rudolf Leopold (cello) and others. She has performed in venues such as Musikverein (Vienna), Athenaeum (Bucharest), Rudolfinum- Dvorak Hall and Smetana Hall (Prague), Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona), and Bulgaria Hall (Sofia).

Ms. Kehayova has won numerous solo and chamber music competitions throughout Europe among which first prize of the Vienna Conservatory Competition "Fidelio" (2013), first prize of "Concertino Prague" (Czech Republic, 2006)…… and others.

During her studies in Bulgaria, Liliana was awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria for her great achievements in the field of arts. Ms. Kehayova was the recipient of scholarships from "Thomastik - Infeld Vienna" (2010), "Bank Austria" (2012) and “Live Music Now” the Yehudi Menuhin foundation. In 2012, she was honored with the grand scholarship of the Austrian foundation "Alban Berg”.

In 2017 the composer Gheorghi Arnaoudov dedicated his concerto for two cellos and strings “Antiphonia Dulcis Armonia” to Liliana and (her former teacher) Lilia Schulz-Bayrova. They premiered the piece at the international festival “Sofia Music Weeks” 2017. One year later, Ms. Kehayova was invited to participate at the opening concert of the same festival. She performed the 1st Cello Concerto with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra by Marin Goleminov under the baton of Maestro Mark Kadin.

Liliana is the founder of the 1st National Competition “Alfred Binner” in Bulgaria named after the German violin maker. The competition gives the opportunity to young talented Bulgarian musicians to play on a master instrument made by the German violin maker Alfred Binner. 

Liliana Kehayova graduated from the National School of Music "Lyubomir Pipkov" in Sofia, Bulgaria as a student of Anna Atanasova . She completed her Bachelor and Masters degrees in cello performance at the Vienna Conservatory studying with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova.


Kristina Miller

Kristina Miller, Russian-German pianist, was born in 1986 in Moscow into a musical family. Her outstanding talent gave her the first opportunity to perform W.A.Mozart Concerto Nr. 23 with orchestra at the early age of eight. 

Six years later, Prof. A.E. Rubina invited her to study in a special music school for talented children in St.Petersburg, Russia. Having already won the first prize in the Berlin International Piano competition(1999) and second prize in the St.Petersburg International piano competition(2000), the Russian Ministry of Culture marked her exceptional achievements as a pianist by awarding her its prize for artistic development. Since the age of twelve, Kristina Miller played concerts in Europe, the United States, Australia and South America and was invited every year to appear  as a soloist with orchestras, such as the Recreation Grosses Orchester Graz, Berliner Camerata, Orchestra of Americas, Israel Camerata, the Capella State Symphony Orchestra St.Petersburg, the Rostow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica da USP, the Uljanowsk Symphony Orchestra and others. She worked with Conductors including Ravil Martinov, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Hobart Earle, Vladislav Chernushenko, Uri Segal, Sergey Ferulev, Roberto Tibiricá, Helder Trefzger, Claudio Cohen, Dmitry Russu, Andreas Stoehr, Marcelo Ramos and others. 

After graduating at the special music school in 2004 she became a student at the St.Petersburg State Conservatory. During this time Kristina Miller had an opportunity to perform in concert halls such as the Philarmonic Hall, the Capella Hall and the big A. Glasunov Hall of Conservatory in St.Petersburg. 

In 2006 she won the Steinway Piano Award of the Munich Steinway House and entered the Munich Music University to continue her studies with the well-known pianist Prof. Gerhard Oppitz.  

As a chamber musician, Kristina Miller collaborated with artists including Daniel Müller-Schott, David Aaron Carpenter,  Jan Volger, Pierre Amoyal, Danjulo Ishizaka and others. 

Besides making various recordings for the Bavarian Radio, her first CD was released in 2008 for the Naxos Label, which Kristina recorded with Nicolas Koeckert. It received great reviews and was repeatedly played at the Bavarian Radio and BBC Radio stations. 

In 2012 Kristina Miller finished her Studies at the Munich University of Music with Prof. Gerhard Oppitz, where she received her Master of Music degree with Distinction. 

In 2015 she received her second Master Degree at the Conservatory Wien University with Prof.Dr. Johannes Kropfitsch. 
In November 2017 Kristina had her debut in Berliner Philharmonie.

 

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