MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM: 17 DECEMBER WITH EKATERINA ZÁYTSEVA
Don’t miss the last session of 2011!
This Saturday at 7pm Ekaterina Záytseva will offer us the last session for 2011, coinciding with the start of the Christmas season.
Born in Geneva and settled in Barcelona, Ekaterina Záytseva is considered on the most talented guitarist of her generation. She started studying piano at the tender age of 5 years old and guitar at 11 years old with M. Alexandrova. At the end of this period, she obtained the Prize of Honour and later the Intermediate level Prize of Honour from the P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow where she studied under N. Ivanova-Kramskáya.
Between 2002 and 2006 she continued her studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona), at first as a student of Àlex Garrobé, and, later, of Laura Young. At this centre she also studied piano with Vladislav Bronevetsky and chamber music with Feliu Gasull. She later completed her academic training with Zoran Dukic at The Hague Conservatory obtaining the title of Master of Music. She has received advice from great guitarists such as David Russell, Aniello Desiderio, Hubert Kappel, Carlo Marchione, Hopkinson Smith and Anastasia Bardina.
She has taken part in the most important international guitar festivals, winning awards in several competitions such as the “Belgorod International Competition”, “Comarca el Condado” in Jaén -receiving the award for “Best performer of Andalusian music””-, as well as in the “Ciutat de Torrent” competition (Valencia) and the “Arjau” competition in Barcelona, for her performance of music by Catalan composers.
She has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Moscow Conservatory, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Castelló Auditorium and the Radio Warsaw Hall. Critics have said: “Záytseva surprises one with a powerful stylistic versatility and wide technical command of the guitar”, and “great technical skill and excellent handling of the harmonic colours”.