Mariya Miliutsina

Traverso & Eight-keyed Transverse Flute

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Born in 1992 in Witebsk (Belarus), she began playing the flute at the age of seven at a school focused on musical education.
One year later, she played as a soloist with Belarus' Philarmonic Chamber Orchestra. During her childhood she atended to masterclasses, participated in competitions and performed in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and Germany.
Mariya then began her studies at the Music Academy of Minsk, where she was very active as chamber music and orchestra musician.
Her studies continued at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Jennifer Seubel (flute) and Prof. Manfredo Zimmerman (traverso). Since 2018 she studies traverso with Prof. Leonard Schelb. 
Mariya has played with the Main Barock Orchester Frankfurt, Collegium Cartusianum or the Bachorchester Mainz.

 

Amarilis Dueñas

Viola da Gamba & Historical Violoncello

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Born in Valladolid (Spain) in 1998, Amarilis plays the cello, the baroque cello, and the viola da gamba, combining all three instruments in her recitals, concerts, and other projects. She is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Germany), with Maria Kliegel and Rainer Zipperling as her teachers.

She has performed in several countries throughout Europe as a soloist and in various chamber music groups, such as La Réjouissance and the Kölner Akademie, which she has worked with in several productions. She has shared a stage with musicians such as Ketil Hausgand, Gottfried von der Goltz, and Monika Mauch.

She has won prizes in several competitions, including the Permanent Competition of Young Musicians of Spain in 2014 and the Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists in 2018. She made her debut as a soloist with orchestra in 2014, and among her recital highlights is her performance at the Um músico, um mecenas 2015 festival of the Museu Nacional da Música in Lisbon, where she played Vivaldi’s complete sonatas on the 1796 Galrão “King Louis” cello. Her training has been enriched by renowned musicians such as Natalia Gutman, Jordi Savall, and Paolo Pandolfo, among others.

Her debut album Soliloqvies was published in December 2020.

 

Natalia Lentas

Harpsichord & Fortepiano

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Born in Poland, after earning a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance (Wrocław with Dr. hab. Michał Szczepański and Cologne with Prof. Jacob Leuschner), she pursued her studies in the field of Historical Performance. Natalia Lentas then graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, earning a "Konzertexamen" with distinction in Performance on pianoforte with Prof. Gerald Hambitzer as well as from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich earning a "Meisterklasse" with Prof. Christine Schornsheim.


In order to broaden her experience and perfect her technique, she also attended numerous masterclasses, receiving advanced training from, among others, Ronald Brautigam, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Tobias Koch, Alexei Lubimov, Bart van Oort and Wolfgang Brunner.


The Polish musician was awarded the Förderpreis für Musik by the town of Düsseldorf in 2018. She successfully took part in many piano and pianoforte competitions such as the Competition for the Kulturkreis Gasteig Musikpreis (1st prize), the International Competition for the Gebrüder Graun Prize (1st prize), the International Fritz-Neumeyer Competition on pianoforte in Bad Krozingen (1st prize), the International Geelvinck Fortepiano Concours in Amsterdam (1st prize) and the Steinway Förderpreis Competition in Düsseldorf (2nd prize), the Mozart Piano Competition Richard Laugs in Mannheim (3rd prize) and the Miłosz Magin Chopin Competition in Lodz (3rd Prize).

Natalia Lentas performs both as a soloist and a chamber musician and gives numerous piano and pianoforte recitals. She notably performed in BASF’s Junge Pianisten series of concerts, in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at the Pianoforte Festival in Stuttgart, Geelvinck Pianoforte Festival in Amsterdam, Tagen Alter Musik in Herne, Kölner Fest für Alte Musik, Klavier Festival Ruhr, at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, at Konzerthalle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Frankfurt (Oder), at Nikolaisaal in Potsdam and Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. Natalia Lentas can also regularly be heard at the Beethoven Museum in Bonn, where she performs on an Conrad Graf pianoforte from 1824.


Since 2019 she works as pianoforte accompanist at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.

Natalia Lentas is currently studying harpsichord with Professor Christian Rieger at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen.