Laureate of numerous piano competitions (“A. R ubinstein” (Paris), “The Muse” (Santorini), “Yakov F lier” (Moscow) International Piano Competitions, “Normandy European Piano Competition” (France), Mark Taratushkin performs successfully as soloist and as chamber musician in Russia and Europe-wide.
Born in Ukraine, where he started his musical education at the age of five, he moved to Moscow, where he soon was accepted to the Central Music School. Later he entered Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied in class of prof. N. Troull. Graduating from the Moscow Conservatory in 2013, the young pianist moved to Germany, where he continued his education in class of prof. G. Zitterbart in HMTM Hannover. At the moment he studies under the guidance of prof. K Hellwig at the University of Arts Berlin and at the École Normale de Musique Paris under the guidance of prof. M. Rybicki.
During the last few years Taratushkin has been concentrating on the performance of the German romantic music and on 20th century music. His interpretations of contemporary music were mentioned by the “Lutoslawski prize” at “Normandy European Piano Competition”. Winning Israeli Music Competition of Tel-Hai he made a world premiere of pieces written by Israeli composer Moshe Zorman.
During his studies Taratushkin received master-classes and was guided by many renowned musicians: prof. Vincenzo Balzani, prof. Dmitry Bashkirov, prof. Leonel Morales, prof. Tomer Lev and prof. Kalle Randalu among many others.
Mark Taratushkin is a scholarship holder of Swiss Piano Foundation “Clavarte”, “Live Music Now” e.V. Chamber Music Foundation, “Paul Hindemith” Foundation and “Ottilie-Selbach-Redslob” Foundation.
Marlon Titre, Guitar
At the young age of 18, Marlon Titre was appointed as “junior composer in residence” to the Residentie Orkest Den Haag. A few years later he won the first place at the renowned Michele-Pittaluga Guitar competition in Italy. Since then he has performed all over the world as solo guitarist and in ensembles in festivals, concert halls and theatres, including performances for special occasions (for example in 2005 at the silver jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.) He has won awards at over 20 competitions in 6 countries.
Marlon Titre was born in 1982 in Aruba on the Netherlands Antilles. He graduated with the highest honours from the Robert Schumann music college in Düsseldorf, Germany (graduate recital with distinction) and from the Royal Conservatoire Den Haag (Master of Music 1.0 with distinction). He attended classes in composition from Steve Mackey, Steve Reich and Louis Andriessen. In 2007 he wrote compositions for the “Classic Express”, the mobile concert hall of the Princess Christina Foundation. An important part of his work as a composer is the participation of primary school children, more than 10,000 of whom have already performed his works. Marlon Titre has written two concertos for guitar, both of which he premiered himself: A Titre Personnel for classical guitar and ensemble and Ficciones for electric guitar and ensemble.
In 2006 Marlon Titre recorded his debut album in Milan with music by, among others, Nuccio D’Angelo, Athur Kampela and Antonio Lauro. For this recording he played a guitar made by Yuichi Imai. In 2009 he received the “Juventus Award” in France for an outstanding young musician. Since 2008 he has regularly published a digital E-Zine, Marlon Talks, which features interviews with musicians and tips for guitarists.
Website of Marlon Titre
The Melton Tuba Quartett was founded in 1987. It was the first and is still the only ensemble of its kind in Germany.
Through its numerous activities in Germany and abroad, it has earned a solid place in the music world. The positive reviews it received for its first concerts were followed by a number of performances: German radio and television, at German and international music festivals such as the “Verso il Millenio” international tuba congress in Riva del Garda, Italy in 1997 and the Army Band Tuba Conference in Washington, USA in 1999 and 2006, at the Estío Musical Burgalés in Spain in 2008 as well as a sold-out performance in Berlin’s Philharmonie. One of the quartet’s priorities is working with young people. With their entertaining and informative children’s and family concerts, the ensemble has brought the tuba closer to young people and the young at heart of every age.
Several seminars, master classes and their first CD “Premiere” brought the four musicians to the attention of renowned composers. So far, they have produced four CDs, now including “Lazy Elephants” (1995), “POWER” (1999) and “What a Wonderful World” (2005). Due to popular demand, the works especially written for the Melton Tuba Quartet are published by Bruno Uetz Publishing in their own “edition melton tubaquartett” series.
Hartmut Müller graduated as a student of Walter Hilgers. Not only insiders know of Hartmut Müller’s international soloist appearances as well as his orchestral activities. He has been a member of the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra since 1988, after having been a member of the Saarbrücken Radio Orchestra. In 2007, he founded the TRIO EUPHONY - Soprano, Harp and Tuba.
Heiko Triebener has been a member of the Bamberg Symphony since 1993 after having been a member of the Saarbrücken Radio Orchestra and the Beethovenhalle Orchestra in Bonn. He has made a name for himself by winning first prizes at international competitions and by appearing as a soloist throughout the world.
Prof. Jörg Wachsmuth
studied with Prof. Dietrich Unkrodt. He won second prize in 1988 and first prize in 1992 at the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen. After playing in the Neubrandenburg Philharmonie, he was appointed solo tubist of the Dresdner Philharmonie in 2000. He was awarded the title “Kammermusiker” in 2006 and has been honorary professor of tuba at the “Carl Maria von Weber” conservatory in Dresden.
After winning competitions early in life and studying with Hans Gelhar in Cologne, Ulrich Haas was appointed tubist of the State Theatre in Kassel and became a member of the Duisburger Philharmoniker in 1983. He is lecturer of tuba at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.