CelloArt: Ruslan Biryukov Ruslan and cello

Zoe in NY
Zoe Lavoie Gagne at Summit Festival in New York

Meagan Wu performance with CYO
Meagan Wu performance with CYO

Grace Thomas after winning Satori
Grace Thomas after winning Satori Contest

Meagan Wu poster with CYO
Meagan Wu poster for Dvorak Concerto performance with CYO

Ruslan watching his students perform
Ruslan watching his students perform during the competition

Zoe and Stephen at Walker
Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Stephen Yang after winning Walker Competition

RUSLAN's STUDENTS | RECENT NEWS (2013/2014):

  • Ruslan's student Nathan Le won 3rd Prize and Bronze Medal at the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (Summer 2014).Video below is Nathan's performance at the Big Hall of Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (Tchaikovsky Competition Third Round) or
    CLICK HERE to watch Nathan's performance on youtube.com

  • Student Stephen Yang won First Prize in the Golden Era of Romantic Music Competition in New York and will perform in Carnegie Hall (NY) twice, on December 14 and December 20 (2014)
  • Student Stephen Yang was announced Second Place Winner of the American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music, Stephen will perform in Carnegie Hall (NY) on December 20 (2014)
  • Student Edward Chang won Principal Position with the First Avenue Middle School Symphony Orchestra (October 2014)
  • Students Stephen Yang, Nathan Le, Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Nathan Kim were accepted for participation in the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2014)
  • Giuliana Hashemi-Asasi won Los Angeles Cello Society Competition (LAVS), 3rd Prize and was invited to participate in California Music Clinic in Cal State Fullerton (2014)
  • Ann Yeung won 1st Prze at the South-West Bach Festival, 3rd Prize at the San Diego MTAC VOCE Competition and 1st Prize at the Satori Competition in Arcadia (2014)
  • Meagan Wu won RB Chorale Scholarship Audition was appointed Principal Cellist for San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS)
  • Meagan Wu was accepted into Stanford University
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne won 3rd Prize at the MTAC VOCE Competition in San Diego and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York on April 25, 2014
  • Stephen Yang was appointed Assistant Principal Cellist for San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS)
  • Yurim (Rachel) Seo was accepted to Stanford University
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne, Stephen Yang, Kobi Hsu and Jason Tong won 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prized respectively on John Walker Competition in Cal State Pomona.
  • Meagan Wu, Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Stephen Yang sucsessfuly toured Europe with Mozart Academy of Music (Germany).
  • Meagan Wu sucsessfully performed Dvorak Cello Concerto with Civic Youth Orchestra (CYO) in Poway Center for the Arts
  • Yurim (Rachel) Seo sucsessfully performed Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO) and gave World Premiere of Brendan McBrien "Convergence" for two celli with orchestra (Irvine High School Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Meagan Wu won 1st prizes on MTAC Concerto competition and Goodlin Scholarship Auditions.
  • Meagan Wu, Kobi Hsu, Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Stephen Yang were accepted into Summer Music Clinic in Cal State Fullerton
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne received an invitation to participate in Summit Music Festival in New York
  • Yurim (Rachel) Seo toured United Kingdom as Principal Cellist with Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO)
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Juiliana Hashemi-Asasi shared 1st Prize on Satori String Contest in Prodigy Category
  • Jason Tong and Edward Chang won 1st and 2nd Prized respectively on Satori String Contest in Open Category.
  • Ann Yeung, Grace Thomas and Vincent Sanches won 1st Prizes on Satori String Contest in Junior Category.
  • Margaret Zhou's performance of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 with La Jolla Symphony was published. Video is below or Click HERE to watch.


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Exciting news about RUSLAN's STUDENTS!(2012)

July 2012, Ruslan's STUDENTS collected 18 prizes (!!) on Satori String Competition in Arcadia, including the Grand Prize which was awarded to Yurim (Rachel) Seo.
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In addition Ms. Seo won Irvine High School Philharmonic Orchestra and Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO) Concerto competitions. Ms. Seo will perform World Premiere of Cocnerto for 2 Celli by Brendan McBrien with Irvine High School Philharmonic on March 13 and 24, as well as Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1 with Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra on May 19. Congratulations!

Ruslan's student MEAGAN WU won First Prize and Judges' Distinction Award in the 2012 Protege International Music Talent Competition in New York & Second Prize at the 2012 Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competitions. As a winner of the competition Meagan performed Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1 in Carnegie Hall, NY on April 8, 2012 and will perform Dvorak Cello Concerto at Carnegie Hall during 2013 year concert season. Also Meagan booked a European tour for the Summer of 2013. In addition, in January 2013 Meagan won Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition and will perform Dvorak Cello Concerto with Civic Youth Orchestra in Poway Symphony Hall,San Diego on June 8th. Congratulations!

Students Zoe Gagne(9 yrs) and Stephen Yang (12 yrs) were accepted into Califonia Music Clinic in Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and invited to take part in the International Mozat Academy European Tour in July, 2013 (Germany and Spain).

Students David Mrdjenovich and Stephen Yu were accepted for participation in the inaugural PIATIGORSKY INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG CELLISTS in Los Angeles

Student Emily Balderrama entered Cal State Fullerton School of Music on full scholarship to study cello performance with Professor Bongshin Ko.

Ruslan was awarded Diploma of Recognition from the American Protege International Music Talent Competition in New York for the extraordinary achievemnts in the field of teaching music.
Please click on the picture below to view the Diploma!

DIPLOMA of RECOGNITION

Please visit our CALENDAR for upcoming list of Ruslan's student performances.

FEATURED STUDENT PERFORMANCES:

Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 4pm Student Recital at Hammond Ashley Violins Concert Hall
6255 Ferris Square, Suite E
San Diego, CA 92121
Free Admission & Reception
December 14 & 20, 2014 @ 11:30 AM Student Stephen Yang Performances at the Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
New York, NY
March 2015 @ 4pm Student Recital at Hammond Ashley Violins Concert Hall
6255 Ferris Square, Suite E
San Diego, CA 92121
Free Admission