'Saftstationen - Damme'
Eva Kochenkova, Johannes Søe, Piotr Zelazny og Morten Mogensen
Eva Kochenkova was born in Tchaikovsky town in Russia, where she started her musical education at age of 6, with collaboration from the "Special Music School" in Moskow, with Prof. Galina Zubareva.
At the age of 18 Eva Kochenkova got the position as co Solo Cellist in the Chamber Orchestra "Guido Cantelli", where she performed as a soloist and chamber musician and has made a large number of CD's. Later, she was employed as a solo cellist in the "European Music Project" Ensemble in Germany. As a Soloist and chamber musician Eva Kochenkova performs regulary at P&O Music Festival at Sea hosted by BBC presenter Richard Baker.
Johannes Søe is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Professor Milan Vitek. As a soloist, he has performed with all the Danish state orchestras, many of the northern orchestra’s and the philharmonics in St. Petersburg. In 1992, he gained the position as concertmaster in the National Danish Symphony orchestra, a position he has caretaker ever since. As a chamber musician he has performed all over Europe, the Arabic Emirates, Tokyo and New York with the string sextet “Copenhagen Classic”. He is also a member of the Arild Quartet and the Stadler Quintet. Johannes Søe has recorded for EMI, CPO, Classico and Dacapo, and is prizewinner at the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition.
Piotr Zelazny was born in Krakow, Poland. Zelazny graduated from the Krakow Music Academy in 1987. In 1984 he won 4th prize in the Polish Competition for Viola Players. He did advanced studies at Albert Lysy at the international Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland and at Bruno Giuranna at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He completed his studies with a number of master courses in Germany and France.
In 1987, he was employed as a soloist schist in Krakow's chamber orchestra - "Capella Cracoviensis". As a soloist he has performed with Polish symphony orchestras.
Piotr Zelazny has been working at Ensemble Storstrøm since 1993.
Morten Mogensen began playing the piano at the age of six. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with professor Anker Blyme and made his debut from the soloists’ class in 1990.
In 1984 Morten Mogensen formed (together with Søren Elbæk and Troels Svane) The Copenhagen Trio. He has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout Europe, South America, USA and Japan.
Morten Mogensen has recorded more than 30 CD’s on the label Kontrapunkt. His recent solo projects include a series of recordings of the complete piano works by P.E. Lange-Müller and the piano sonatas by C.E.F. Weyse.
In memory of:
The late Søren Elbæk (1966-2019), was supposed to have performed this concert but tragically passed away on the 8th of June. The concert will be performed in his memory.
Søren Elbæk was one of the greatest violinist Denmark has seen, and both as a solist and as chamber musician with The Copenhagen Trio, Søren Elbæk toured all over Europe, in the US and in Russia. Over the years, he received several honors, among others The Jacob Gade Prize in 1988 and the Music Reviewer Award in 1990. Søren Elbæk was also recognized as a highly acclaimed composer.