Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo

 

Anna Peletsis has graduated from Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatoire having studied there with professors Sergey Dorensky, Pavel Nersessian and Nikolai Lugansky. She won the 1st prize of the International Piano Competition "Nikolai Rubinstein" in Paris in 2004. She has participated in the “Jose Iturbi” masterclasses in Valencia, Spain and in the master course of French Music in Paris, France.

In 2008 Anna has completed Master of Music in Performance course and in 2009 Artist Diploma course - both with Distinction at the Royal College of Music in London, UK under Dmitri Alexeev. She won the RCM Concerto Competition, took 1st prizes of the Harding International Piano Competition and of the Bromsgrove International Music Festival in the UK. She also took the audience prize at J. Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, won the International FLAME Competition in Paris, France and made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in London as a winner of the Maisie Lewis Award.  

Her other UK appearances included recitals at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James Piccadilly, National Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts in London. Anna has also given both solo and chamber music recitals in France, Italy, Germany and throughout Russia. 

In September 2013 Anna started her D. Mus. studies and pedagogical work at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, having been awarded a Schulich Scholarship and a Graduate Excellence Fellowship from the Schulich School of Music. She has also been awarded Dale Bartlett Prize and Zoya Solod Memorial Scholarship. Anna has recently graduated with a Doctor of Music degree; she was a student of Professor Marina Mdivani.

Anna is a winner of McGill Concerto Competition 2016. She performed Aram Khachaturian Piano Concerto with MGSO under Maestro Alexis Hauser, and one of the performances has been broadcasted on CBC Radio 2 Canada wide. Anna is also interested in conducting; she has conducted McGill symphony orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo and Juliet', a performance of Britten's 'Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings' and Pronto Music orchestra in a performance of Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'. Anna continues to perform as a soloist, collaborative pianist and as part of Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo that has presented the project “One Piano: Two and Four Hands” in the UK, USA, and Canada. Her recent appearances include the concert in Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal.   

 

Tatiana Dardykina has graduated with Distinction from P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire, where she studied with professor Alexander Mndoyants. She has been a 2nd prize-winner of Nicolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris (2004) and gained the Top prize of the Grand Konzerteum International Piano Competition in Greece (2004). Tatiana has participated in master course of French music with Chantal Stigliani in Paris and in London Master Classes, she has played solo recitals in Greece, France, USA and throughout Russia.

Tatiana has moved to UK for further studies in 2007 where she completed the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma course (2008) and the Master of Music course (2009) in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire studying with professors Malcolm Wilson, Mark Racz, and John Humphreys.  She has appeared in master classes with Peter Donohoe, Bryce Morrison, Andrew Ball and Stephen Hough in Birmingham Symphony Hall among others. Tatiana has won numerous Conservatoire Prizes including Beryl Chempin Beethoven Prize, Doris Newton Music Club Prize, Renna Kellaway Piano Recital Prize and the Piano Prize. 

Her concert appearances included solo recitals at the Buxton Festival, Spring Sounds International Music Festival, in Birmingham Town Hall, Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatoire and a Mozart concerto performance with Orchestra of the Swan under David Curtis among others. Competition successes include the Leamington Music Prize 2010, the 2nd prize of the International Piano Competition FLAME in Paris (May 2009), the 2nd prize of the Brant International Pianoforte Competition in Birmingham (June 2009) and Birmingham Symphony Hall Prize 2008.

Tatiana is also an active chamber music performer and devoted teacher. She has been on the faculty of the Keyboard and the Junior Departments of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK in 2009-2011. In September 2013 she started her D. Mus. studies and pedagogical work at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, having been offered Schulich Scholarship and Graduate Excellence Fellowship from the Schulich School of Music. Tatiana has recently graduated with a Doctor of Music degree; she was a student of Professor Marina Mdivani.

Tatiana currently runs a private piano studio in Montreal and she actively performs as a soloist, collaborative pianist and as part of Peletsis-Dardykina Piano Duo that has presented the project “One Piano: Two and Four Hands” in the UK, USA, and Canada.  


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