Interpreting classical music in
Alexey Alexandrov, domra
Anna Kislitsyna, piano
Ekaterina Skliar, mandolin/domra
The Novo Classic Ensemble was founded by three prominent Russian performers: Alexey Alexandrov, Anna Kislitsyna , and Ekaterina Skliar. The unusual combination of instruments (mandolin, piano and domra) allows performers to extend the repertoire from early Baroque to contemporary and folk music. All graduates of Russia’s Glinka State Conservatory, the musicians have multiple awards as soloists and bring their unique vision to present a new look at the classical repertoire.
Performer, composer, and 2018 Made in NY Jazz Competition Winner, Alexey Alexandrov is a unique artist who plays domra in both classical and jazz styles. He has collaborated with artists all over the world including John Lee, Al Foster, Oliver Lake, Alain Musichini, Bobby Sanabria, Vadim Repin, and others. His large repertoire includes transcriptions of classical music, original works for domra, contemporary and jazz music, and his own compositions. He holds his DMA at Novosibirsk Conservatory (Russia).
Pianist and harpsichordist, Anna Kislitsyna is a winner of many international piano competitions. She performs in prestigious concert halls and plays with orchestras. Anna is a member of Trio Casals with whom she records CDs on the Parma Label with a premier set at Carnegie Hall. She regularly performs with various principal chairs of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Anna served as a professor of piano at the Novosibirsk Conservatory (Russia). She is currently on the faculty at the Nelly Berman School of Music and the Philadelphia International Music Festival. She holds her DMA at Temple University.
Winner of the 2019 Astral Auditions, Ekaterina Skliar debuted with the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra of the Buryatia Republic at age 11 and went on to perform with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in her native Russia. A prizewinner of many international and all-Russian competitions, she was also awarded a Silver Medal Global Music Award for her domra solo recording. She appeared in solo recitals and with chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the U.S. and Russia, including Kaleidoscope Orchestra, Trans-Siberian Art Festival, and gypsy folk string ensemble “Lendvay & Friends”. She studied at M. Glinka Novosibirsk Conservatory (Russia).
Combining strong traditions of Russian classical music and the passion for discovering new sounds, The Novo Classic Ensemble has an eclectic and personal choice of repertoire and shapes its own path on modern music scene.