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Born into a distinguished musical family in St. Petersburg, Russia, pianist Evgeny Sinaiski has carved a unique niche as one of the most sought after and highly respected chamber music partners and pedagogues in Europe.

Professor of chamber music and an official accompanist at the Vienna Conservatoire, Mr. Sinaiski also leads a duo class at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. He collaborates with many important musicians of our day such as Herman Krebbers, Boris Kuschnir, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Helmut Zehetmair, Hatto Beyerle, Vadim Gluzman, Stephan Pikard, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Jens Peter Maintz, Alexander Huelshoff, Alexander Zemtsow, Michael Kugel, Ivan Monigetti and Kirill Rodin in concerts and master-classes around the world.

Mr. Sinaiski has performed as a soloist with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian State Chamber Orchestra and Bolshoy Theatre Orchestra of Minsk. He appears regularly at most important venues on the continent including Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Herkulessaal in Munich, as well as Brussels’ Palais de Beaux-Arts, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. In 2008 he has made a successful debut as producer and pianist at Frankfurt’s Alte Oper and in 2010 appeared for the first time at Salzburg Festival.

Since Spring 2021 Prof. Sinaiski is the official Pianist for the Erben Music Festival in Munich.

Contact : evsinaiski@hotmail.com

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At age 3 the Japanese pianist Wakako Tani received her first piano lessons at the Yamaha Music School in Mie/Japan. Aged 6 she also received lessons in composition and subsequently was awarded a prize for composition. Later she studied piano performance at the University of Arts in Aichi/Japan and received a Bachelors Degree in 2007. She then went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim/Germany and received her Diploma with highest honours in 2009. While studying in Mannheim she won 1st Prize in in the 4th piano competition Lissone/Italy. 

For further perfection she entered the Hochschule für Musik Dresden/Germany and finished her studies with the “Meisterklassenexamen”.

 

Following her studies in Dresden she worked as coach accompanist at the Dresden Hochschule specialist for string- and wind instruments. She appeared in numerous concerts as duo-partner with various instrumentalists in Asia and Europe (Semper Opera Dresden, Inselkonzerte Herrenchiemsee…).

 

Beginning March 2020 she won a position as coach accompanist at the Vorarlberger Konservatorium Feldkirch/Austria. She prepared her students with great success for various competitions (e.g. Pablo Casals International Award) and accompanied them in several concerts which were broadcast by Austrian Radio (ORF).

 

She also was accompanist for masterclasses with Prof. Natalia Prischepenko (Violin), Prof. Pauline Sachse (Viola), Prof. Erich Wolfgang Krüger (Viola), Prof. Barbara Westphal (Viola) Prof. Danjulo Ishizaka (Cello), Prof. Thomas Großenbach (Cello),  Steven Isserlis (Cello), Prof. Christian Dallmann (French Horn). She was official accompanist for the 54th International cello competition Markneukirchen(Germany) where she was awarded a special prize for excellent accompaniment.

 

Since Autumn 2021 Wakako is the official Pianist for the Erben Music Festival in Munich.

Contact : wakakotani@yahoo.de