Ekaterina Mochalova

Mandolin/Domra

Ekaterina Mochalova was born in Baranovichi, Belarus and began playing the mandolin and the domra at the age of six. She studied with Vyacheslav Krouglov and graduated in 2016 from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music with a Master of Music Degree (Honors). She is a Laureate of as many as twenty international and Russian competitions and festivals including First Prizes at the XXIII Mandolin Competition in Japan, the 9th Osaka International Mandolin Competition, and the Gold Medal at the 10th Delphic Games of Russia. Ekaterina Mochalova has appeared as soloist with numerous symphonic, chamber and folk instrument orchestras in Russia and at festivals including the Vina in Villa Prosecco Festival in Italy, the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, and the Osaka International Mandolin Festival. She has performed on tour in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, France, Finland, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong and the USA and has worked extensively with internationally acclaimed artists Yuri Bashmet and Denis Matsuev. In the field of contemporary music she has given world premieres of new compositions for mandolin and domra by composers including Michael Bronner, Natalia Hondo, Efrem Podgaits, Alexander Tschaikovsky and Kirill Volkov. Ekaterina Mochalova is currently a lecturer and project manager at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and soloist/concertmaster of the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra. She also serves on the jury of several musical competitions in Russia and on the organizing committee for the International Festival Russian String Orchestra in Moscow.

莫卡樂芙

曼陀林/多姆拉琴

莫卡樂芙生於白俄羅斯的巴拉諾維奇,六歲起已能奏曼陀林和傳統民族樂器多姆拉,後隨韋亞赤斯拉夫‧古格洛夫學藝,2016年畢業於格尼辛斯俄羅斯音樂學院,獲音樂碩士(榮譽)學位。她在俄羅斯和世界多地參加的國際比賽,贏取冠軍榮銜不下二十個,包括在日本舉行的第二十三屆曼陀林比賽和第九屆大阪國際曼陀林大賽的首名、及俄羅斯舉行的第十屆特爾斐藝術大賽奪得金牌。她曾與無數交響樂團、室樂團、民族樂團在俄羅斯以及多地的音樂節合作演出,擔任獨奏,例如意大利的普洛塞克葡萄酒節、索契的冬季國際藝術節、大阪的國際曼陀林藝術節;亦曾出訪西班牙、葡萄牙、德國、奧地利、法國、芬蘭、英國、日本、香港、美國等地獻藝。合演過的名家有尤理‧巴舒密、丹尼斯‧馬祖耶夫等。在現代音樂方面,她曾為布隆納、韓多、樸紀斯、阿歷山大‧柴可夫斯基、伏爾戈夫等作曲家的曼陀林及多姆拉作品舉行世界首演。莫卡樂芙現任教於格尼辛俄羅斯音樂學院,同時是奧斯波夫俄羅斯州立民族樂團的獨奏。她曾為俄羅斯多個音樂比賽任評判,也是莫斯科俄羅斯弦樂團國際音樂節其中一位籌組委員。

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