Olga Ivusheikova, Russia

Olga Ivusheikova was born in 1971 in Moscow. At the age of five she began her musical training at Moscow Gnessin’s music college (pr. A.Korneev, pr. L. Mironovich). Then she studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Professor Yuri Dolzhikov.

She won the Russian National Competition at the age of 16, got a special prize in the International Flutist Competition in Scheveningen (Holland) and a 2nd Prize in the International Early Music Ensembles Competition “Van Wassenaer” (Haag, Holland).

Her graduation from the Conservatory launched both her performing and teaching careers. In 1997, she gained a teaching position at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she became an associate professor in 2006.

As a soloist she plays with symphony orchestras and instrumental chamber ensembles in both cities of Russia and abroad (Germany, Austria, Holland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, USA). Since 2004 Olga Ivusheikova is Soloist of Pratum Integrum – the only Russian orchestra, comprising all the groups of historical instruments.

Ensemble performances make a significant part of the concert activity of Olga Ivusheikova. She played with A. Lyubimov, N. Gutman, W. Kuijken, M. Pekarski, F. Renggli, Jan de Win and А. Bernardini.

She took part in festivals of modern and early music «Neues Musikforum» (Austria), «Villa Musika» (Germany), Istanbul Bach Festival (Turkey), «Moscow autumn», «Alternative» (Moscow) and has recorded several CDs pieces by J. S. Bach, G. Ph. Telemann and A. Tcherepnin. She also made a number of recordings for the Russian Radio Corporation.