Valery Verstyuk (Cello)
Born in Chisinau in 1985. He started learning to play cello at the age of 6 in his hometown with the teachers V. Ferroni and Bela Savic. When he was 12, gave his first solo recital and performed with the orchestra.
From 2000 he was a soloist of the chamber orchestra, under the auspices of UNESCO. In 2004, he graduated from the Academic Music College of Moscow Conservatory. Was awarded the prize for the performance of Beethoven's sonatas in "Beethoven Festival" in Moscow.
In 2009 Valery graduated from the Moscow P. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, in the class of Honored Artist of Russia, Professor Alexey Seleznev. In 2004-2009 was principal cellist of Orchestra of Moscow P.Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. In 2013 Valery graduated the High School of Art in Berne in the class of Antonio Meneses. Currently he is studying in High School of Art in Zürich with Orfeo Mandozzi.
Laureate of international competitions:
Eugeniu Coca, (R. Moldova); Mikhail Oginski, (Belarus); Donostia Hiria - Ciudad de San Sebastian, (Spain); The International Competition of Chamber Ensembles Sergey Taneyev, (Russia); Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award, (Switzerland). Participant of Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD in München (2013).
Holder of a fellowship of Presidential award of Moldova, and as well "New Names", "Russian Performing Art", and Irina Arkhipova Foundation.
During his studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2005, was admitted in the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
In 2009 he was awarded an honorary diploma of the International Academy of Arts (St. Petersburg) for achievements in music.
As a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles, concerts with the orchestra Valery performs regularly in many countries - France, Germany, Romania, Italy, United States, Belarus, South Korea, China, Japan, Singapore, Belgium, Switzerland.
Valery has participated in master classes with: Marin Cazacu (Romania), Natalia Shakhovskaya (Russia), Alexander Rudin (Russia), Natalia Gutman, Stefan Popov (England), Antonio Meneses (Brazil-Switzerland), Gérard Wyss (Switzerland).
He has performed on best scenes of the world, such as: the Great Hall of the Conservatory (Moscow), International House of Music (Moscow), the Great Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg), Carnegie Hall (New York), Salle Pleyel (Paris), The Tonhalle Zürich, and others.
Participated in International festivals:
Beethoven Festival in Moscow, RNO Grand Festival (Russia), "The great names of art" (dedicated to the piano trio Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Mstislav Rostropovich), Juventudes Musicales (Spain), Napa Valley Festival (USA), Singapore Sun Festival, Festival Midis Minimes (Belgium), Feldkirch Festival (Austria), etc.