The Pergolesi Quartet
is made up of professional Russian musicians who came to know each other in Spain and got together as a group in 2004 to develop their musical and cultural work. Each of them has a notable artistic history as members of orchestras such as the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony, the Community of Madrid, and the Spanish National Orchestra. Two of them have been students in the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid, under the tuition of teachers of such worldwide renown as Zakhar Bron (violin) and Natalia Shakhovskaya (cello). Since its formation, the quartet has worked constantly, having played in seasons for the Madrid Community in the Almudena Cathedral, the Galileo Cultural Centre and the Casa del Reloj Cultural Centre. They have also played in diverse locations within the Madrid Community and in Castile-La Mancha for the seasons of events organised by the Caja Madrid savings bank. They have performed at the Clásicos de Verano (Summer Classics) festival on various occasions.
At the moment they are in a process of continual development of their artistic career, putting maximum creativity, knowledge, art, love and effort into all of their performances. They have various programmes of different styles, including both original works and their own arrangements.
Albert began his musical studies at age 5 in children's music school and continued at the Special Music School in Kazan.
Albert gave his first recital at age of 8 and at the age of 9 he made his Symphonic debut with Tatarstan Symphony Orchestra.
At age of 14 he made his first Norway recital tour (Oslo, Trondheim, Stavanger and Bergen) and gave series of concerts in Tokyo in the same year.
He moved to Madrid and was accepted at the age of 15 as a student of Zakhar Bron
(professor of world famous violinists such as Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov and Daishin Kashimoto) at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia and received the Albeniz Foundation Scholarship.
Albert also played with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Alicante, Sony Chamber Orchestra of Madrid, Symphony Orchestra of Elche, Kazan Chamber Orchestra, Saratov Philharmonic and Bron Chamber Orchestra.
He played recitals and chamber music in Spain, Norway, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Azeibarjan, Russia and Japan.
In 2009 he won first prize in the ''Cuerda de Barcelona" competition and the first prize in "Ruperto Chapi" in 2010.
Albert currently is a Concertmaster of Bron Chamber Orchestra in Zurich and Principal Guest Conductor of Joven Orquesta Provincial de Malaga.
As a violinist and concertmaster Albert has played under the direction of maestros such as Zubin Mehta, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Semyon Bychkov, Max Valdes, Jordi Savall, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Antoni Ros Marba, Jesús López Cobos, Stefan Lano, Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Gilbert Varga.
He has also participated in violin master classes of Ivry Gitlis, Gyorgy Pauk, Kolja Blacher, Igor Ozim, Eszter Perényi, Ana Chumachenco and Yair Kless. Masterclasses of chamber music were given by maestros as Menahem Pressler, Diemut Poppen, Radovan Vlatkovic, Dmitri Bashkirov and Ferenc Rados.
Being a wonderful chamber music performer he was honored member of String Quartet "Sacyr" since 2007-2008, receiving the award as a best chamber group of the year from Queen Sofia of Spain.
Albert participated in festivals such as Encuentro de Musica de Santader (perfoming Brahms Quintet and Prokofiev Sonata for 2 violins with Zakhar Bron), Interlaken Classics and Rostropovich Festival in Baku.
As a conductor he made studies with his father Rashid Skuratov and Vladimir Jurowski and made his conducting debut with Sony Chamber Orchestra in 2011 conducting Mozart Sinfonia-Concertante and Tchaikovsky Serenade. He also performed with "Festival Fortea’’ Orchestra in Castellon and Chamber Orchestra "Eduardo Ocon’’ in Malaga.
Symphonic debut took place in Madrid in July of 2013 where Albert has worked with Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia performing Mozart “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Haydn Trumpet Concerto with Christian Ibanez and Beethoven “Eroica” Symphony.
In september of the same year Albert has conducted Amadeus International School`s orchestra in Lichtenstein Palace in Vienna.
As a guest conductor of Joven Orquesta Provincial de Malaga Albert made his debut in March of 2014 in Malaga with the works of Mozart and Sibelius and in Nerja Conductig Rossini`s "Stabat Mater" with Coral Alminares and la JOPMA.
And the same month he made his debut in Madrid with European Royal Orchestra of the Fundación Excelentia in Madrid.Since the he colaborates with Fundación Excelentia as a conductor, soloist and concertmaster.
In 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons he appeared with the Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra of the Fundación Excelentia in Madrid (Auditorio Nacional), Valencia (Palau de la música), Zaragoza (Sala Mozart), Valladolid (Auditorio Manuel Delibes), Alicante (ADDA), Malaga (Teatro Cervantes) and as a concertmaster of ZBFO has played in Berlin Philharmonie,Amsterdam Concertebow and Köln Philarmonie.
Since 2013 Albert is a Artistic Director of “Eduardo Ocon” International Music Course in Malaga(Mollina).
Was born in Russia. She started her studies at the age of seven and completed them in 1993 at the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory (which was originally a branch of the Leningrad Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory) with the professor of violin, K I Veksler. Here she graduated as a fully certified music teacher and orchestral performer.
Between 1993 and 1997 she was a teacher for the Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra “Klassica” (conductor A Kantorov). She played in the city’s best halls and also abroad: Helsinki (with Plácido Domingo), Seoul, Tokyo, Hamburg, Marburg, Ulm (Germany) in the festival Russian God Culture, Jackson (USA) at the inauguration of the Palaces of St. Petersburg exhibition, etc.
In Spain she has played with the classical chamber music orchestra “Camerata del Prado” both as an orchestral member and soloist; the Community of Madrid Orchestra and Choir; the “Complutense” Chamber Music Orchestra; the Charles III Orchestra as both soloist and first violin; the Spanish National Orchestra; and the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra.
She took part in the benefit recital for UNICEF as a soloist at the “Palacio de la Audiencia” (Palace of Justice) cultural centre in Soria. She continues to play in various chamber music ensembles whilst working ( since 1998) as a violin teacher in the Boadilla del Monte music school in Madrid.
Was born in Russia. She began her musical studies at the age of 5 and in 1999 qualified as a fully certified teacher of violin and viola and of music for orchestras and chamber music ensembles at the Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical and Teachers’ Training Institute in Moscow.
During her studies she played in numerous orchestras and ensembles, among which were the Baroque Music Ensemble of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, performing in Moscow’s best halls such as the Tchaikovsky Hall, Rachmaninov Hall and The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
She has lived in Spain since 2001, where she has performed with many orchestras and soloists (Carmen Linares, Montserrat Caballé and Josep Carreras), also taking part in a large number of classical music concerts as well as educational concerts with various groups.
She was a member of the flamenco dancer Joaquín Cortés’ company for two and a half years with whom she played in some of the world’s best venues (Royal Albert Hall in London, the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow and the Maestranza bullring in Seville among many others) undertaking the world tour of his Mi Soledad show as the viola player.
She has also worked on the musical A, by Nacho Cano, where she played the viola.
Her latest hit is as the executive producer of the record Rebuznos y Otras Canciones (Heehaws and Other Songs). This comprises original songs for children by Carlos José Martínez Fernández, sung by the 9-year-old Elisa Komar.
Tatiana Alampieva was born in Riga (Latvia). She began to study the cello at 7 years old at the Emils Darzins Music School. At 12 years old she won the second prize in the Latvian national music competition.
From 1995 until 2001 she continued her studies under the teacher Maris Villerus who himself had studied under Mstislav Rostropovich at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. In 1996 she played in Latvia and Lithuania under the baton of Saulus Sondetskis in the Kremata Baltica chamber orchestra with soloists such as Gidon Kremer and David Geringas. In 1998 she represented Latvia in the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
In 2000 she won 2nd prize in the Karl Davidov International Cello Competition at the same time as she was touring Europe with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under the baton of Pierre Boulez and Stefan Anton Reck. In the autumn of the same year she was invited to join the Ferrara Musica youth orchestra under the baton of Joseph Silverstein and with the honorary president, Claudio Abbado. Simultaneously she was recording numerous works for Latvian radio.
From 2002 until 2004 she extended her studies at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid under the tutelage of Natalia Shakhovskaya. Within a year of coming to Spain she was invited to join the City of Granada Orchestra, for which she went on to perform for a year. In 2004 she was invited to take up the position of cello soloist in the City of Almeria Orchestra and in 2006 moved to Munich where she took part in numerous concerts of chamber music and collaborated with the Munich Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Carlos Dominguez Nieto. Since 2011 she has performed with the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra.