Artist agency "Scherzo" presents classical musicians and opera singers with high level for events, festivals and concerts in Norway and Sweden. Completes projects where participating musicians from East and West Europe. Has extensive experience.

Dmytro Sukhovienko

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Dmytro Sukhovienko began playing the piano when he was seven years old, attending the Kyiv Special Music School “Lysenko”, for eleven years. He studied for five intensive years at the National Kyiv Conservatory with Vsevolod Vorobyov who transmitted to Dmytro his profound passion for pure interpretation in the tradition of Felix Blumenfeld, thus making Dmytro Sukhovienko one of the last to carry on the great tradition of the Felix Blumenfeld Piano School, whose famous attendees included, among others, Vladimir Horowitz. Sir Yehudy Menuhin gave him a scholarship to study in Switzerland. During his studies, Dmytro Sukhovienko took master-classes with Paul Badura-Skoda, Barry Douglas, Dmitri Bashkirov, Philippe Entremont, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, as well as private lessons with a former pupil of Nikita Magaloff, Alexei Golovine. Dmytro Sukhovienko obtained more recognition after his participation in the Festival Menuhin in Gstaad in 1996. The following year, he won First Prize at the International Music competition in San Bartolomeo in Italy and Second Prize at the International Clara Schumann Piano Competition in Düsseldorf in Germany. Dmytro Sukhovienko plays chamber music with, amongst others Pierre Amoyal, Michael Kugel and also works with such conductors as Dmitry Sitkovetsky, David Josefovitz, Tougan Sokhiev. After listening to Dmytro Sukhovienko at the Biarritz Music festival in 1998, Pierre-Petit wrote in “Le Figaro”: “it is a name to remember”. Philippe Entremont said “Dmytro Sukhovienko is the most promising talent he has heard in the last 30 years”. He has been applauded at prestigious concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bozar in Brussels, the Casino in Bern, UNESCO in Paris. In 2005 Dmytro became a Bösendorfer artist which led him to a brilliant debut in one of the most prestigious music halls in the world the Musikverein of Vienna. Mr. Sukhovienko recorded 6 albums with works by Chopin, Kolessa, Prokofiev, Liszt, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Brahms, Scarlatti and Mussorgsky. Dmytro Sukhovienko is appointed Artistic Director of a series of classical concerts at the European Parliament. In 2017 Dmytro will perform with Alissa Margulis the Complete Violin Sonatas by Beethoven.

www.dmytro.net

 

Olena Tokar

Olena Tokar was born in Ukraine in 1987. She studied singing at the College of Culture and Artin Lugansk (Ukraine) from 2000 to 2006, and participated actively in that city’s cultural life. In 2006 Olena Tokar was admitted to the Ukrainian Tchaikovsky National Academy of Musicin Kiev, where her teachers were Z. Buzina and E. Kolosova. Since 2010 she has been a member of Professor Regina Werner-Dietrich's class at the University of Music and Theatre „FelixMendelssohnBartholdy“ Leipzig,  where she joined the prestigiousMaster Class programme in 2013.

Olena Tokar has won numerous prizes in renowned competitions: In 2008, she won the Grand Prix in the most prestigious singing competition of Ukraine, the Kiev International Boris Gmyria Competition. In 2010, she was a finalist in the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Competition for Opera Singers in Deutschlandsberg (Austria); in 2012, she was a finalist, inthe Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, Barcelona. In the same year, she won the First Prizes both in the Lions Club Leipzig’s Lortzing Competition at the University of Music and TheatreLeipzigand in the renowned 61th ARD InternationalMusic Competitionin Munich. In 2013, she was voted one of the five best singers in the Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition in the Opera and Song categories.

In 2011, Olena Tokar participated in the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singer Project. In 2013, she was selected to appear in several radio recordings and broadcasts under the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Scheme.

Since the 2009/2010 season, Olena Tokar has been a permanent ensemble member of the Leipzig Opera. Here her roles have included Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel(Humperdinck), Pamina and Papagena in DieZauberflöte (Mozart), Musette in LaBohème (Puccini), Pinocchio in Pinocchio (Valtinoni), Zemina in Die Feen (Wagner), Berta in IlBarbiere di Seviglia (Rossini), the soprano part in Die Große Messe (ballet by Uwe Scholz), Antigona in Admeto, Re di Thessaglia (Handel) and Mariana in Das Liebesverbot (Wagner), among others.

Furthermore, Olena Tokar appeared in song and aria recitals in Gasteig/Munich, the Tonhalle Zurich, the St. Petersburg State Philharmonia, Schlosskirche Mannheim, the Munich Prinzregententheater and in the GermanFederal Administrative Court in Leipzig (Bundesverwaltungsgericht).

In the TV programme „Starsvonmorgen“ („StarsofTomorrow“), she sang the Brindisi duet from Verdi’s  La Traviata together with Rolando Villazón in 2013. On the occasion of the bicentenary of Wagner’s birth, she sang the role of Zemina in Die Feen at the Bayreuth Festival. In 2014, she took part in a CD recording for the Bayerischer Rundfunk, singing the role ofMargret in the opera Feuersnot by Richard Strauss.

Olena Tokar has attended master classes with such renowned artists as Ileana Cotrubas, ChristaLudwig, Michael Schade and Alfred Brendel, and participated in workshops held by Irwin Gage, Olaf Bär, Petr Beczala and Mattias Goerne.

www.olenatokar.com

 

Yulia Khozina

Sangeren Yulia Khozina kommer fra Karelen, Russland, og er utdannet ved konservatoriet i Petrozavodsk (2007), Universitetet i Tromsø (2009), og har en master i utøvende sang Institutt for musikk, NTNU (2012) . Av større verker har hun blant annet sunget Olga fra «Eugen Onegin» av Tsjaikovskij sammen med den Karelske Nasjonalfilharmonien, tittelrollen i Carmen av Bizet med Sør-Trøndelag Orkesterforening, Rakel partiet fra «Olav Engelbreksson» av H. Sommerro i Steinvikholm Slott, Konduktør og ørkenkvinne i «Alkymisten» av N.O. Dolven i Kristiansund operaen (2012). Partiet contralto fra “Petite Messe Solennelle” av Rossini (2012) ,”Stabat Mater ” av Pergolesi ( 2014) og ”Stabat Mater” av Vivaldi. Vinner internasjonal konkurranse-festival «Silver Lyre» (2016 , Penza) Prisvinner av sang konkurranse navnet av Nina Rautio (2013, Petroskoj ,Karelen) Hun har deltatt på masterklasser med balnt annet Håkan Hagegård, Njål Sparboe,Silvio Zanon, Nina Rautio. Den prisvinnende sangeren har jobbet for blant annet i Den Norske Operaen(opera koret i sesongen 2009/2010), TSO- vokalensemblet i Trondheim (sesongen 2010/2011), Steinvikholm Musikkteater, Operaen i Kristiansund og Karelsk Nasjonalfilharmonien. I tillegg har hun produsert en rekke kammerkonserter og jobber som sanglærer i Haugesund .

 

Anton Dymkov

ANTON DYMKOV(cello)født og oppvokst  i Moskva i 1973.Studerte cello ved Petrozavodsk Konservatoriet(Karelia)og var første mastergradstudent på cello ved dette konservatoriet, ble tildelt kvalifikasjonen solist i 1998.Kom som utveklsingstudent til Tromsø i 1997 og senere tok master i kammermusikk ved Norges Musikkhøgskolen under proff.Åge Kvalbein.Har spilt i Tromsø og Trondheim Symfoniorkester og Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester.Har jobbet som distriktsmusiker i Høyanger og på Voss,Som cellist har han vært med på  over 30 operaproduksjoner blant annet med Opera Nordfjord og Opera Bergen  under utdanningen har han tatt masterclasses av :Dora Schwarzberg(Kammermusikk),Alexander Knyazev,Alban Gerhardt,Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)
  Spilte kammermusikk med:Terje Nymark(soloklarinett Oslo Filharmonien),Catherine Bullock(solobratsj Oslo Filharmonien),Øyvind Lyslo(en av Norges fremste gitarister),Ricardo Odriozola(førsteamanuensis fiolin Griegakademiet både på Bullahuset og Osterøymuseet 2010-2011 )som solist og kammermusiker:Durufle requiem med Hordaland kammerkor 2004 Vestlandsturne,flere konserter i Moskva blant annet konsert "Musikk av Norge" i Moskva Konservatoriet med verk av norske komponister fremført for første gang i Russland ( 2009),verk for cello og kor(turne med kammerkoret Musica Practica sommeren 2011 i Norge og Sverige),7 konserter "Russisk musikk" på Øst og Vestlandet(2004-2015). 

Siste prosjekter:cellogruppeleder Mahler 8 symfoni og "Carmen" av Bizet (orkester Filialen Stockholmmars og august 2012),solist Haydn cellokonsert i D-dur med Universitetets Symfoniorkester i Bergen(mars 2012),konsert med Kristian Granmo(gitar)i Hol Gamle Kirke(juli 2012),solokonsert i Nesbyen(september 2012),solokonsert i Sjostadskapell Stockholm(november 2012),konsert Sunday Classisc at Ingensteds(Oslo)november 2013 med Kristian Granmo(gitar),konsert "De Klassiske Trio"Hol gamle kirke(juli 2014)Med Kristian Granmo(gitar)og Linn Annet Ernø(fløyte),cellogruppeleder Mahler 2 symfoni(orkester Filialen(Stockholm)august 2014,solokonsert i Gol(september 2015).konserter med Tchajkovsky Russisk-Norsk Forening(september 2013 og september 2015 i Oslo),Konserter Med DEN NYE TRIO  på festivalen Klassisk i Drøbak(mars 2014,mars 2015,januar 2016)og Soiree på Neuf(april 2016),Musikklærerens Hus(april 2015) og Steinway Piano Gallery i Oslo(januar 2016)