February 25, 2015 – CONCERT
LEIJALA & RUSCIOR CHAMBER MUSIC NIGHTS
Traian Boldea’s exhibition “Babel” meets concert for strings
February 25, 7pm at FIVE PLUS Art Gallery
Bach’s Solo Suite III,
Solo Partite II
and the rarely played
Martinu-Duet for Violin and
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.
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.