Lena Kravets, violoncello

Lena Kravets was born in 1987 into a musical family in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). At the age of six she received her first piano lessons with G. G. Ardaschirowa at the music college for gifted children "W. A. Uspenskiy". A few years later she discovered the cello and her great love for this instrument.

At the age of 10 she started her cello studies in the class of O. N. Plotnikova. From 2001 to 2005 she was section leader in the youth chamber orchestra "Young talents from Uzbekistan," and was later invited as an orchestral musician and soloist for numerous performances with conductors such as W. B. Nehmer, S. Haknasar, E. Asimov, A. Raimjanov and G. Tulaganov in the major concert halls of the capital city (Tashkent).

Lena Kravets

Because she was so young and already proved in many orchestra projects her musical talent, ambition and professionalism she was with only sixteen years employed in the orchestra of the Opera Studio at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. In 2004 she was also invited for in the State Symphony Orchestra of Tashkent, where she could extend her orchestral experience. With 19 years Lena Kravets successfully completed her degree at the "W. A. Uspenskiy" Music College and then began her studies in the class of Prof. Susanne Müller-Hornbach at the "Hochschule für Musik Köln", department Wuppertal. In 2009 she continued her studies at the "Hochschule für Musik Köln", department Aachen, with Laurentiu Sbarcea. In 2014 she completed her studies with the artistic diploma and highest results. Since 2011 she established her duo with guitarist Tobias Kassung. Lena Kravets is now living in Cologne and works as a free chamber music and solo cellist.

For more information visit the website: www.lenakravets.de

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