Musicians, teachers 13 – 23 August
Nemtsov Duo (Russia)
Mikhail Nemtsov violoncello
Elena Nemtsova piano
From an early age Mikhail and his sister Elena have enjoyed making music together. Their performances in St. Petersburg took place in highly acclaimed halls such as the Shostakovitch Philharmonic Hall, the Capella and the Glazunov Hall. In 2005 Mikhail moved to Manchester, followed by his sister Elena in 2009. From that moment on the Nemtsov Duo became established in the UK. During this time they not only embarked on their career as a duo but also took masterclasses with such eminent artists as Ralph Kirschbaum, Gary Hoffman, Karine Georgian and Peter Donohoe.
The Nemtsov Duo is the winner of many prestigious international competitions including Salieri-Zinett (Italy), Swedish Duo( Sweden), Pinerolo (Italy) and Lyon (France). The Nemtsov Duo performed recitals at a number of world-class venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room in London and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The Nemtsov Duo enjoyed participating on multiple occasions in the music festivals of Edinburgh Fringe and Salzburg. They are regularly invited to the Orlando Fetival(Netherlands), RNCM Manchester, and Schloss Heiligenberg in Germany. After the success in the UK, the Duo started performing on the continent, mainly in Germany and Austria, in cities like Stuttgart, Munich, Salzburg and Vienna.
The Nemtsov Duo recently released a CD on the Italian Azurro Record label (Boccherini, Chopin and Beethoven) and their new CD on the CMF label features Maxwell-Davies and Shostakovich sonatas and pieces by Shedrin, Grieg and Nemtsova. Mikhail and Elena enjoy playing a wide variety of repertoire consisting of masterpieces from various musical eras and styles.
The Nemtsov Duo is based in Austria.