32nd Russian-American Festival of Art and Education - Fall 2017
October 16 - 27, 2017


16 - 27 октября, 2017 г.


Biographies - Alexander Radvilovich and Haeshin Shin




Tatiana Kholostova was born in Saint-Petersburg. After finishing school she entered the pedagogical Institute named after A. I. Herzen, which she graduated from with a degree in physics in English. She taught Physics, English, supervised the educational institutions in several cities of the country. Breadth of her interests has led Tatiana to the study of philosophy, sociology and psychology; she worked at these subjects in Arkhangel’sk, Murmansk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Saint-Petersburg, and in the United States. As a result, having completed postgraduate studies, she defended a dissertation on social philosophy. She is currently a Professor of BSTU “Voenmekh” St. Petersburg, Russia, where she not only teaches subjects, but involving students actively in extracurricular work, develops interest in the acquisition of knowledge, and fosters in them a proactive stance. Her “know how” is presented by conference “Dialogue of Cultures”, which she conducted in May 2017 for the tenth time with more than 40 representatives of educational institutions, both professors and students, from Boston, USA



Mikhail Korchagin has been studying music for almost 20 years. In his childhood he played accordion at The Central Children’s Music School №1 of Kemerovo-city. From the first class he began to show good musical potential; he took part in many national and international competitions in which he won several prizes. After graduating from music school, Mikhail entered The College Of Music of Kemerovo. While studying there he also was a winner of several music competitions. After graduating from College Mikhail decided to study sound engineering professionally at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music where he is now the 5th year student. Last year Mikhail Korchagin took part in the Second International Sound Engineers Competition named after Babushkin and in The International Competition of AES in Berlin.



Sofya Krulikova, Senior Lecturer at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, graduated from the Academy in 1997. She worked at various commercial studios since 1994 with many pop and rock bands. Since 1999 worked live with different pop-rock bands too, and worked as a sound designer at “Sovremennik”, “Naciy’s” theaters. Sofya Kruglikova recorded and mixed music for documentary and other movies.
In 2005 was invited to work at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music as a teacher of pop-recording and mixing. In 2009 was invited to work at ISI (Institute of Modern Arts) as a lecturer for modern recording technics. She ublished many articles in Russian professional magazines
Many of Kruglikova’s students are winners of Russian and international professional competitions.
Sofya Krulikova, Senior Lecturer at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, graduated from the Academy in 1997. She worked at various commercial studios since 1994 with many pop and rock bands. Since 1999 worked live with different pop-rock bands too, and worked as a sound designer at “Sovremennik”, “Naciy’s” theaters. Sofya Kruglikova recorded and mixed music for documentary and other movies.In 2005 was invited to work at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music as a teacher of pop-recording and mixing. In 2009 was invited to work at ISI (Institute of Modern Arts) as a lecturer for modern recording technics. She ublished many articles in Russian professional magazinesMany of Kruglikova’s students are winners of Russian and international professional competitions.



Alexander Kushnarev was born in 1994 in Moscow. He began s his music studies with 4 years of piano at the Children Music School named after N. Myaskovsky with Irina G. Turusova. In the spring of 2008 Alexander graduated from music school where he studied piano. In 2009 he moved to a French horn class with professor Tokarev, and in 2010 he entered the Moscow State College of musical performance in the class of Anatoly G. Tokarev. In 2014 he graduated from college with honors and entered the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the class of Professor Shish (brass department). At present Alexander is a 4th year student, and leads an active concert life at the Moscow conservatory, in Russia and abroad. He is a winner of many prestigious International and All-Russian competitions, including 2 prizes at the Muse world competition (2014), and at the 21st Century Composers competition.

In 2015 he was a winner of the International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory, participated in the Summer Academy in Rheinau Music Festival in Switzerland, Alicante’s Province Youth Orchestra, and in 2016 received a Diploma in the Kyoto International Music Students Festival.



Alexander Kuzin was born in 1992. When he was eight years old he began to play clarinet and to compose his own music. While studying at music school he also played the piano and the guitar. Alexander began to study sound engineering, arrangement and composition at State College of Pop and Jazz Music with Yury Markin and Alexander Lavrov. After graduation he decided to study at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. He is now a 5th year student.

Alexander worked for two years at the Stanislavsky Electro Theater where he dealt with all aspects of a sound engineer's theatrical and concert practice. Now he is working for a small studio recording company. He has participated in national and international competitions where he has won several prizes, including the 3rd prize of “AES student competition” in Berlin, as well as three first and one second prize at international competitions in Russia.



Maria Lyudko is one of the most spectacular singers of today's St. Petersburg. Those who have heard her voice will never forget the charming timbre of both deep and sparkling soprano, her profound expression, and her premeditated and style-wise faultless interpretation.

Born into a family of opera singers, Maria Lyudko began to study music at the age of four, and made her operatic debut aged eight, singing the role of Nightingale in N. Bryansky's comic opera The Quartet. She graduated from the special music school for gifted children, later graduated from both musicology and vocal departments of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and earned a doctor of musicology academic degree.

Maria Lyudko has recently been appointed Head of the Chamber Singing department at the St Petersburg State Conservatory in addition to heading up the Early Russian Vocal Music Department. She is the winner of many international and All-Russian competitions and holds the title of Honored Artist of Russia.



Taisiia Makhova was born on December 16, 1988 in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) to a family of architects. In 2005 she entered St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPSUACE) and after graduation joined the well-known St. Petersburg architectural firm "Studio-17," where she works in the field of residential and public buildings. In 2013, she entered the Master’s Studio in the Department of Architectural and Urban Planning heritage in SPSUACE, where she developed research work on the theme of "Open public space in the historic district of St. Petersburg – Kolomna". In May 2015, Ms. Makhova was admitted to the St. Petersburg Union of Architects, and in June 2015, graduated from her Master’s Program at SPSUACE with honors and received the 1st Degree Diploma of the XXIV International Review-competition of final qualifying works in architecture and design. In September 2015, she entered the PhD program at SPSUACE, Department of Architectural and Urban Heritage, where she has been exploring the topic of "Formation of open public spaces of St. Petersburg in the historical and urban planning context of the XVIII-XX centuries."


Kyriell Palaeologue, 28 years old, is a musician, composer and music theorist. He was born in Russia, in the city of Chelyabinsk in South Ural region. Since very early age Kyriell would play the piano and experiment with passion. He finished successfully the Chelyabinsk Children School of Arts no. 12, and after several years of studying management and languages at Russian-British Institute of Management, and journalism at Chelyabinsk State University, Kyriell decided that music is his true passion. All these years he didn't leave music, and had works to show at the entrance examinations at South Ural Institute of Arts, from which he graduated cum laude in 2014. The subject of his thesis is "Symphonic Movements of Arthur Honegger. Urbanist Tendencies." Besides music Kyriell is interested in world cultures and languages, society and politics, philosophy, etc.

Now residing in Boston, Kyriell is awaiting an interview to get a political asylum in the USA. He is planning to continue his work as music theorist, composer, but also extend his sphere of interests in professional philosophy and social activism.



Alexander RADVILOVICH was born in 1955 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). He graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatory where he studied piano and composition under professor Sergey Slonimsky, then have been visited some Master-Courses in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands where he got consultations with Witold Lutoslawski, Ton de Leeuw, Bryan Ferneyhough, Paul-Heinz Dittrich, Klaus Huber, Boguslaw Scheffer and others.

Since 1990 taken part in international workshops abroad, did lectures about the new music problems in high schools and university in Amsterdam, Bergen, Berlin, Boston, London, Los Angeles Moscow, New York, Nizhni-Novgorod, Odessa, Rheinsberg, Salzburg, Skopije, St.Petersburg, Ulaan-Baator and also at the Summer Courses in Darmstadt (in 1992, 1994).

In 1989 he had founded an International New Music Festival “SOUND WAYS” and an ensemble “SOUND WAYS” for new music performing which have been giving concerts in Russia, Danemark, Switzerland, Germany, Mongolia and Ukraine. Radvilovitch is a creator of some successful exchanging projects. Since 1992 many piano concerts with Russian new music programs in Russia, Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA.

Member of jury in many international and national composer competitions. Since 1996 he is professor of St.-Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, since 2006 – Doctor Ph. Articles about different music problems are published in the magazines of Russia and Germany. His book about contemporary instrumentation published in Germany (Saarbruecken, 2008).

Prize «Youth, Creativity, Mastery»  (Russia, 1989)
Diploma of Queen Mary-José Competition  (Switzerland, 1992)
Johann-Wenzel-Stamitz-Special-Prize (Germany, 1998)
Scholarships of the Ministry of Culture of Russia (1996, 1999 and 2000)
Scholarships of RAO (2006-2011)
Person of Year 2007 by verse of newspaper Muzykalnoe Obozrenie (Moscow)

Main works: four symphony, symphonic poems Legend About Violinist, Claustrophobia, Music For Soul Leaving, three instrumental concerts – for English horn, for Cembalo, for Violin, Pushkin Chamber Symphony, Sinfonia sacra for choir and ensemble, De profundis temporum for two pianos, two chamber operas on the text by Daniil Charms We Composing of Fairy-tales and Interruption, chamber cantata L’éclat des ténèbres on the text by Tristan Tzara, Pierrot’s Dreams for fife musicians,Alp Requiem, anti utopia Big Brother, Judas passions and other.

Festivals where were performed works by A. Radvilovich:
Musical Spring in St. Petersburg, Sound Ways, From Avant-garde Till Our Days, Moscow Autumn, Moscow Forum, Panorama of Russian Music, Europe – Asia, (Russia),

Silesian Days of New Music, Dresden Days of New Music, «...antasten...», «Schrayaner Autumn», «Percussion», International Summer Courses Darmstadt (Germany),

Mariu klavirai (Lithuania), Aspecte (Austria), Arcady Music Festival (USA), Two Days and Two Night of New Music (Ukraine), Roaring Hoofs (Mongolia), Musica Nova (Bulgaria), ArtGenda (Denmark), Mozart and Modern (Switzerland), Music Factory (Norway), Time of Music (Finland), Pure Gold (Great Britain).

Member of: Composers Union of Russia, Art Guild of Germany, GEMA, RAO, Brandenburg Colloquium of New Music.
since 1989 – President of Art Association «Sound Ways».
1992 – 2011 member of board Composers Union St. Petersburg,
2006 – 2011 vice-chairmen of Composers Union St. Petersburg.



Horn soloist Eric Ruske was named Associate Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, and he also toured and recorded extensively during his six-year tenure as hornist of the Empire Brass Quintet. An active chamber musician, he has appeared with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Evian Festival, Boston Chamber Music Society, and the Festival Pablo Casals both in Puerto Rico and in France. His numerous arrangements and transcriptions, including a complete edition of the Mozart Concerti, are now available from Cimarron Music. In 2012, Albany Records released The Horn of Eric Ruske, a Box Set that includes two discs of horn concerti with orchestra, three of music for horn and piano, one disc for solo horn and a disc of chamber music for horn, violin and piano. Mr. Ruske currently directs the Horn Seminar at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and is the Professor of Horn at Boston University.


Pianist Haeshin Shin has appeared in recitals, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, Russia, Scotland, Luxemburg, Belgium, Puerto Rico, China, and Korea. She had the privilege of performing in master classes of John Perry, John O'conor, Philippe Entremont, Martino Tirimo, Willem Brons, Ian Hobson, Boris Slutsky, and Marilyn Nonken.
Shin won 1st prize at American Protégé Concerto Competition, 1st prize at American Protégé Romantic Music Competition, 2nd prize at Richmond Piano Competition, and received an honorable mention at Int’l Competition for Pianists in Memory of Shande Ding and Bradshaw and Buono Int’l Competition. She has performed at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall), and Tsai Performance Center of Boston University for concert series such as "The Bicentennial Celebration of Franz Liszt’s birth", "Liszt: Années de pèlerinage", and "Claude Debussy's 150th Anniversary". As a chamber musician, she was granted a fellowship at Garth Newel music center (VA) and gave concerts with her piano quartet.
Ms. Shin formed the Medtner Society of Korea in 2016 with pianist Hanna Choi, co-founder, to introduce the music of Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951) to the audience in her native country South Korea. Meanwhile, she has collaborated internationally with singers and instrumentalists to promote Medtner’s works, the hidden gems of the early 20th century repertoires: She gave an all-Medtner program concert at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and in Boston, and also performed pieces by Medtner at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, Netherlands.

In 2014, Shin gave a lecture recital presenting an overview of Medtner’s piano literature at Boston University Tanglewood Institution, and more recently her paper has been selected at the International Conference "Russian Music Archives Abroad; Foreign Music Archives in Russia (2017)”.

Haeshin Shin earned a BM degree from Seoul National University (Cum Laude) and a MM degree from Boston University. Currently, she is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at BU under the guidance of Prof. Boaz Sharon. Since 2011, she is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the honor society of music.



Alan Starovoitov, baritone, born in 1992 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg.) In 2016 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, class of Professor N.P. Okhotnikov. Mr. Starovoitov is Laureate of the Crescendo International Competition (New York, 2014, 2nd prize) and 19th International Festival Romanciada (Moscow, 2015, 3rd prize). Mr. Starovoitov’s repertoire includes the parts of Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte by Mozart), Marcel (La Boheme by Puccini), Onegin (Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky), Robert (Iolanta by Tchaikovsky), among others. Since 2016 Mr. Starovoitov studies at the Galina Vishnevskaya’s Opera Center.