Janna Gandelman was born in Kishinev, Moldavia.
She won numerous competitions in Soviet Union and several international competitions.
Janna Gandelman has been a member of many acclaimed music ensembles in Israel as well as being concertmaster of The Israel Camerata, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and The Flemish Chamber Orchestra.
As a soloist, she has performed with many great conductors including Gary Bertini, Asher Fisch and Mendi Rodan.
Being a very active chamber musician, she has performed music with famous musicians as Gidon Kremer, Isaak Stern, Eliso Versaladze, Sol Gabetta and many more, participating in some of the world’s most prestigious festivals such as Bloomington, Schleswig-Holstein, Israel, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival.
Janna Gandelman has given masterclasses all over the world and teaches at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University.
Janna Gandelman has recordings for the Naxos label :
Janna plays a J.B. Guadagnini loaned generously by the Yehuda Zisapel Foundation.
Grammy nominated conductor, cellist Dmitry Yablonksy was born in Moscow into a musical family. His career had taken him to the most important stages in the world, such as the Carnegie Hall, La Scala, Moscow Great Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Taiwan National Hall, Theatre Champs Elysees, Tokyo Opera City Hall among others.
Some of his chamber music partners have been: Boris Berezovsky, Vadim Repin, Yuri Bashmet, Victor Tretyakov, Leif Ove Andsnes and many more. He played Penderecki’s Cello Concerto No2 with the composer at the podium.
Dmitry Yablonsky has collaborated with many important orchestras as the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Antwerpen Orchestra, North Netherlands Orchestra,
Russian State Orchestra, Orchestre National d'Ile de France, Orchestra Lamoureux, Taiwan National Orchestra, Ofunam (México), "Moscow Virtuosi" just to name a few.
For Naxos Label he has recorded more then 90 CD’s as a conductor and a cellist to great critical acclaim: https://www.naxos.com/person/Dmitry_Yablonsky_31012/31012.htm
Dmitry Yablonksy is an Artistic Director of Gabala Music Festival, Puigcerda Music Festival and Wandering Music Stars Festival.
Dmitry Yablonsky is Music Director of Kiev Virtuosi Orchestra.
Since fall 2016, he is teaching cello and chamber music at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and Head of International Relations of the same University.
Dmitry plays two cellos: a Joseph Filius Andrea Guarneri and a Matteo Goffriller.
For more information - to official site of Dmitry Yablonsky :
Yelena Chudakov is a pianist, musicologist, music lecturer, participant of chamber ensembles and a popularizer of classical music for children and adults.
Yelena Chudakov’s lectures have gained acclaim among listeners.
These include: “Interpretations, misunderstandings, laughter while making music”,
“Concerto: competition or harmony?”, “Behind the scenes of the orchestra's life”,
”7 Tips for Understanding Classical Music" among others.
Additionally, Yelena has been successful in creating lectures aimed at junior audiences, such as: “Humor in music”, "Scheherazade and the tales of thousand and one night in music", ” Carnival of animals - imitations and smiles of Saint-Saëns”,
“A fun journey into the world of orchestra” etc.
Yelena Chudakov received her M.A. degree in musicology and piano from the Institute of Arts in Kharkov, Ukraine.