April 15, 2015 – CONCERT
LEIJALA & RUSCIOR CHAMBER MUSIC NIGHTS
“Present Continuous” meets concert for strings
Cellist Liina Leijala and violinist Cristian Ruscior with guests
Cellist Liina Leijala and violinist Cristian Ruscior opened their series of chamber music concerts with the guest artists Engin Lössl, viola, and Moritz Ebert, cello
J.S. Bach: Suite for solo cello I
Liina Leijala, cello
E. Ysaye: Sonata no 2 for solo violin
Cristian Ruscior, violin
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A. Arensky: Quartet no 2 for violin, viola and two cellos, op.35
Cristian Ruscior, violin, Engin Lössl, viola, Liina Leijala, cello and Moritz Ebert, cello
Liina Leijala – Biography
Cellist Liina Leijala was born 1984 in Keuruu, Finland. She has studied in Sibelius Academy with Heikki Rautasalo and Marko Ylönen, and in Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia Madrid, with Ralf Gothoni. Leijala finished her masters degree in Sibelius Academy with highest honors in spring 2012. In addition to these she has he finished post gradual studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Leijala is currently a cello professor at the Wiener Musikakademie and a cello teacher at the Barenboim-Said Foundation. She is cellist at Trio Global.
Liina Leijala is a finalist in EBU Young Soloist Competition and a prize winner in many international competitions such as International Gaetano Zinetti competition and Majano Chamber Music Competition. Leijala’s Gironcoli Quartet won the International Chamber Music Competition in Bled 2013. Leijala worked with the Barbirolli Quartet in London.
She was nominated for “Young Talents” concert series in Musikverein Wien, she made her debut at the Musikverein in their opening concert of the season 2013. She has performed as a soloist widely in Europe, USA and Asia.
Leijala played as a solo cellist in Orchestra Academy of Vienna Philharmonic 2009-2011. She has also worked with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and she plays regularly with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. She is a member of Verbier Festival Orchestras. Leijala was chosen spring 2013 for the European El Systema, project of Konzerthaus Wien.
Most important musical guides for her have been pianist and conductor Ralf Gothoni and pianist Ferenc Rados. Leijala is supported by Wihuri Foundation, Wegelius Foundation and Pro Musica Foundation.
Liina Leijala’s instrument is Vincenzo Postiglione 1896, for which she presents the most cordial thanks to the Finnish Culture Foundation.
Cristian Ruscior – Biography
Romanian violinist Cristian Ruscior was born in 1992. He is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the class of professor Leonid Sorokow. He has completed his studies in Luzern with Giuliano Garmignola and in Bucharest with Stefan Gheorghiu.
Cristian is prize winner of the Gorizia International Violin Competition, the Prima la Musica Competition in Vienna, winner of the “Moscow Symphonic holidays” Competition and many others. Cristian has performed widely as a soloist and concert master with orchestras such as Junge Wiener Solisten, Austria, Botosani Philharmonic Orchestra and “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau, Romania, and the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra. He was invited to play recitals in Japan, China, Lithuania, Romania, Finland, Austria, Italy.
Cristian is currently violin professor at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.
Cristian Ruscior is an active chamber musician. He is a member and 1st violinist of the Gironcoli Quartet in Vienna. They won the International Chamber Music Competition in Bled 2013. The quartet has studied with Johannes Meissl and Peter Schuhmayer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Since 2014 Cristian Ruscior is the violinist of Trio Global. Trio Global has future concert engagements such as at the Ateneul Bucharest, the Wiener Musikakademie, the IES Vienna, in Finland etc.
Cristian Ruscior is sponsored by the Rotary Club Romania.
Engin Lössl – Biography
At the age of seven he passes the entrance exam at the Music University in Oberschützen and studies with Prof. Regina Brandstätter.
In 2000 he switches to Prof. Ulla Schulz at the Music University in Vienna where he also starts to play Viola.
Since 2010 he is in the Viola Class of Prof. Thomas Selditz.
In 2007 he starts another study at the Music University in Stuttgart with Prof. Gunter Teuffel.
He got two scholarships from Germany to pay for his studies.
Engin gave many Solo-Concerts and gained a lot of experience as a solo violist in differnet orchestras as the MGW-Orchestra conducted by Fabio Luisi in Musikverein Vienna.
In 2010 he won the „Prima La Musica“ competition.
He is also a devoted chamber musician and played at the „Schwetzinger Festspiele 2009“.
As a Soloist, Engin played in many diffrent countries and in the spring of 2011 he had his debut concert in the „Golden Hall“ of the Musikverein Vienna.
Engin Lössl is a member of the Gironcoli Quartet in Vienna.
Moritz Ebert – Biography
At the age of seven he started playing the cello with teacher Theodora Miteva, former student of Valentin Erben.
In 2000 he was accepted in Vienna’s music school and studied with professor Grazyna Milan for the next seven years. In the same year Moritz Ebert got accepted into the opera school for children and was performing regularly on stage of the Vienna State Opera, operas such as: Carmen, La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot etc.
Since 2002 the young artist has performed several times in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna as a cellist of the Musikgymnasium Symphonic Orchestra.
Three years later Moritz studies at the Music Conservatory of Wiener Neustadt with professor Diethard Auner and two years later he wins the 1st prize at the “Prima la Musical” competition and performs J. Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major with the Youth Orchestra of the Wiener Neustadt Music Conservatory.
2011 Moritz Ebert passes the entrance exam at the University for Music and performing Arts Graz in the class of Prof. Florian Kitt and later on he becomes a student of Prof. Julian Arp.
Moritz Ebert has attended master classes in Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Germany and Italy, and has worked with teachers such as Gustav Rivinius, Rudolf Leopold, Christoph Richter, Conradin Brotbek, Patrick Demenga, Marko Ylönen, Sol Gabetta, Ida Bieler, Robert Nagy.