Bartos Trio (Hungary)

Trio of Irina Ivanitskaia (piano), Galina Danilova (violin), Csaba Bartos (violoncello).

Pianist Irina IVANITSKAIA was born in Moscow, and her musical education started in her hometown at age of five.She completed her secondary education specializing in piano in the Gnesin Institute with golden prize, under the supervision of her teacher Ada Traub.She completed her higher studies in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with a prize, as a student of professors Vera Gornostayeva, Mikhail Kollontay and Tigran Alikhanov.She recieved her DLA master title – with a summa cum laude grade – at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.Since 1984 she has been a piano teacher at the Faculty of Music of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and besides being a teacher, she is an active performer in Hungary and she is also a frequent guest of major European chamber music festivals.She has made a number of radio and CD recordings, among them – besides the five joint works with Bartos trio – three records, made in duett with exellent hungarian tuba player József Bazsinka.Irina Ivanitskaia has been granted the Weiner Leo prize for her artistic activities.

Galina DANILOVA violin - a native of St Petersburg, Galina Danilova was a student of Anatoli Reznikovsky. She began her studies at the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1976. After moving to Hungary, Ms Danilova attended the master classes of Endre Gertles and László Barki. In 1981 she became a member of the Kirov Theatre in Leningrad, in 1984 a member of the Hungarian State Orchestra and in 1985 a member of the Hungarian State Opera and leader of the Budapest Philharmonic Society. She worked alongside Temirkanov, Gergiev, Solti, Inabal and Krivine. Ms Danilova is a winner of countless awards (Juventus Prize, Artist of the Year, Komor Vilmos Prize). As member of the Bartos Trio as well as a soloist she enjoys a thriving international career. She recorded two discs with Hungaroton (Goldmark and Shostakovich). Since 1985 she is a regular participant of the Budapest Festival Orchestra productions.

Csaba BARTOS studied at the Béla Bartók Music College (Budapest) under the supervision of Ferenc Wilheim. In 1972 he was a member of the Hungarian State Opera and in 1973-4 performed with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. From 1974 he studied at the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovky Conservatory, receiving a grant from the state. His teachers included Sergei Kalianov, Ivan Monigetti and Valentin Feigin. Since 1985 he is once more a member of the Hungarian State Opera. Alongside his orchestral and solo career, Mr Bartos is also involved in music management. In 1989 he founded the Solens Chamber Music Workshop and in 1990 he founded and later directed the Solens Cultural Fund. He attended the Coucil of the European Union and the board meeting of the Fondation Marcel Hicter. As member of the Bartos Trio he recorded several discs for the Hungarian National Radio.