Video Course
Within the framework of the International Music Academy, a course of several video tutorials with professional musicians form Germany, Russia and Ukraine will be recorded and it will be available on our website by the end of 2020.

Baroque music is rarely played and hardly taught in Eastern Europe. Our academy is an offer for young musicians from Eastern European countries to deal with this era in depth and to work on this music. Online masterclasses and lectures on baroque music for students of music colleges and conservatories will be held on November 5-8, 2020.

During the COVID -19 pandemic, the Academy "Music and Dialogue" is an opportunity to improve your professional skills with an international team, regardless of the city and country of your residence.
Music director of the project, Belarus/Germany
Vitali Alekseenok
Vitali Alekseenok, since season 2017/18 became a new chief conductor of the Abaco Orchestra of Munich University, and has conducted such orchestras as Lucerne Festival Strings, Jena Philharmonic, INSO-Lviv Symphony Orchestra, Gotha Philharmonic, Lviv Philharmonic, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra and others.

He was founder of Gustav Mahler concert series in Thuringia wherein he performed his "The Song of the Earth" in Weimar and Erfurt. He also conducted Stravinsky's "The soldier's tale" in St. Petersburg with members of St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Mariinsky Orchestra and his own compositions with members of "I, culture orchestra" in Gdansk, Poland.

Since season 2016/18 he closely cooperates with Oksana Lyniv, with whom he worked as a conductor and musical assistant in the Bavarian State Opera, Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Graz Opera, with the "New Philharmony Munich" and Bavarian Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Belarus Vitali Alekseenok continued his musical studies in the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory with Prof. Alexander Alekseev and in Weimar High School of Music with Prof. Nicolas Pasquet. He took part in master classes with Bernard Haitink, Peter Stark, Bruno Weil and others.
violin, Berlin/Weimar, Germany
Leopold Nicolaus
Leopold Nicolaus was born in Berlin in 1994. He received his first violin lessons at the age of eight. From 2010 to 2012 he received private lessons from Dragan Radosavievic, who holds teaching positions at the Universität der Künste Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin. In 2012 he switched to baroque violin and took private lessons with Midori Seiler.

Since 2013 Leopold Nicolaus has been studying baroque violin at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar and had lessons with Nadja Zwiener and Stefan Mai. At the Mozarteum Salzburg he came into contact with teachers like Marcello Gatti, Alfredo Bernardini and Vittorio Ghielmi. He also took part in masterclasses with Midori Seiler, Stanley Ritchie, Alessandro Ciccolini, Jaap Ter Linden and Jordi Savall.

Leopold is academician of the "HandelSoloists" at the Karlsruhe Handel Festival and a permanent member of the "BachCollectiv" at the Köthener Bachfesttage. In August 2014 Leopold Nicolaus and the ensemble "TemporaFelicia", which he co-founded, won 2nd prize and the audience award at the "Biagio Marini Competition" and the "WDR SpecialPrize" in the soloist category at the "H.I.F. Biber Competition 2015". As a chamber musician he is active in the ensemble "Urstrom" and the ensemble "Foscari", with whom he recorded a CD in 2019 "Rembrandt!". He is concertmaster in his own orchestra "WeimarBaroque".
violin, Lviv, Ukraine
Lesya Dermenzhi
Born in Lviv, received her primary and secondary education in Chernivtsi. Graduated from Lviv National Musical Academy named after Mykola Lysenko. Since the beginning of her studies at the Academy, she became interested in baroque music and historically informed performance.

Among the works performed are pieces of early Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, as well as contemporary music (Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Vasks, Silvestrov). Lesya collaborated with many famous musicians, including Lev Markiz, Nazar Kozhukhar, Alexander Pilchny, Marek Toporowski, Radoslaw Kamenyazh, Theodore Kuchar.
flute, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Anastasia Fedchenko
Born in Leningrad in a family of musicians. At the age of 4 she began to study the piano, at the age of 13 became interested in the flute. Graduated from The Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.

Anastasia takes an active part in the concert life of the city, performing solo and as part of an orchestra. In 2011, she received a special prize at the Hart Foundation competition. Participant of masterclasses of world famous flutists — Pierre Yves Artaud, Shigenori Kudo, Vincent Luc, Felix Renggli.

Since 2014, she has been an artist of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Capella of St. Petersburg.

Anastasia has an active interest in the study of historically informed performance. She took lessons in playing the transverse flute from the famous St. Petersburg musician A. Kiskachi, took part in masterclasses of outstanding traverse flute performers — Jan de Winne, Benedek Csalog.
viola da gamba, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Vadim Vainshtein
Born in St. Petersburg, graduated from the Music College named after. M.P. Mussorgsky in the class of classical guitar (class of D.Ch. Trofimov). In 2013, while still in college, he became interested in early music and began to study the viola da gamba under the guidance of Rust Pozyumsky. In 2017-2019, he studied with Markku Luolajan-Mikkola at The Sibelius Academy. Took part in masterclasses by Nazar Kozhukhar, Vittorio Ghielmi, Jonathan Manson.

Vadim participates in many ensembles and musical projects in St. Petersburg and other cities, including: Vermell Consort, Collegium Musicum, Novoselie. In 2015-2018, regularly held masterclasses on viola da gamba in Lviv in cooperation with the Lviv Music Workshop.
harpsichord, Kyiv, Ukraine
Varvara Turta
Graduated from the R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music in the class of Olga Orlova; Master's Degree and assistant internship at Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine in the class of Maria Pukhlyanko.

At the Conservatory, she began to master playing the harpsichord and the practice of basso continuo under the guidance of Olga Shadrina-Lychak. She took part in masterclasses by Elżbieta Stefańska at the Academy of Music in Kraków and Mikhail Kugel (Belgium) at the Summer Music Academy in Kyiv. In 2018 and 2019, she took the clavier master course by Marek Toporowski in Warsaw. She has performed solo programs at the Lviv Regional Philharmonic as part of the Bach Contemporary (2019, 2020) and Pizzicato e Cantabile (2019, 2020) festivals.

Winner of the International Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition in Italy in 2018 (solo program — 1st prize, nomination "Playing with an orchestra" — 1st Assoluto prize). Finalist of the La Stravaganza International Harpsichord Competition in 2018 (Romania).

Actively takes part in concerts as a soloist and ensemble player in Ukraine (Sumy, Khmelnitsky, Odessa, Lviv) and abroad (Moldova, Bulgaria, Poland). Member of the "Exsultate" creative group; collaborates with "Open Opera Ukraine".