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Duo Kratschkowski - Biography

Duo Kratschkowski

Elena and Ruslan Kratschkowski have been performing together since 1994 and have participated in numerous festivals with a wide repertoire. They have been performing in several competitions and won a number of awards in Italy, Russia and Germany as an accordion duo.spielen seit 1994 zusammen und sind Teilnehmer zahlreicher Festivals mit einem großen und stilreichen Repertoire und Preisträger etlicher internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerbe in Italien, Russland und Deutschland als Akkordeonduo.

They do live in Dresden, Germany, since 2006. They have been performing here among others in the Semperoper, in Großen Saal of the Dresdner Philharmony, in the Kreuzkirche, in the Frauenkirche, im Town Museum, in the Saxonion Art Academy (Sächsischen Akademie der Künste), in the Societätstheater and the Saxonian Parliament Building. They are well-known to the Dresdner audience and they do give a concert every year in the internationally well-known „Musik zwischen den Welten“.

They did also perform at two events of the Evangelischer Kirchentag 2011 in Dresden, once at „Gemeinsam für Europa“, where they could count the President of the European Parliament among their audience and once at „Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Weltordnung?“, where chancellor Angela Merkel was an attentive listener.

They perform regular all over Germany and abroad. The last CD with Vivaldi's „4 Jahreszeiten“ in their own arrangement is their fifth CD in the last 11 years.

Elena Kratschkowski

born 1976 in Ukraine

Elena is award winnter of the Youth Competition and finalist of the international accordion competetion Tscherepowez (Russland), where she received 4th rank solo.

Elena first assignments were her work as concert accordion player at the Murmansk Philharmony and Petrasawodsk Philharmony. But she is not only performing, she has also conducted classical pieces with her own arrangements an contemporary pieces with the orchestra of folk instruments at the Musical Academy of Petrasawodsk. She did among others conduct the opening of the International Competition of Petrasawodsk 2000.

After relocation to Dresden, she has been performing among others at the Binationalen Gesprächskonzert with Adriana Hölszky and Georg Katzer (Accordion & Cello) with the ensemble „El perro andaluz“ and "KlangNetz Dresden" as well as at the world premier of Reiner Lischka (Accordion & Accordion) and many more.

The ensemble El Perro Andaluz , among which performers she counts, did receive the Culture & Support Award 2011 in Dresden.

Ruslan Kratschkowski

born 1978 in Ukraine

Ruslan is award winner of the Youth Competition and the international accordion competition of Tscherepowez (Russia), where he won the gold medal solo.

Ruslan has performed in with different musicians, among others at the Gesprächskonzert with Isabel Mundry (Accordion & Klarinette) and the Porträtkonzert Prof. Matthias Pintscher (Accordion & Cello), Gesprächskonzert with Rebecca Sounders (Klarinette & Accordeon & Piano & Kontrabass), Binationales Gesprächskonzert with Adriana Hölszky and Georg Katzer (Accordion solo and Oboe & Accordion & Kontrabass) and with the ensemble „El perro andaluz“ and "KlangNetz Dresden", world premiere of Reiner Lischka in the Deutsch - Russisches Kulturinstitut (Accordion & Accordion), world premiere of Christian Münch (Accordion und Bläserquintett) in the Semperoper and different projects with improvised and experimental compositions.

The ensemble El Perro Andaluz , among which performers he counts, did receive the Culture & Support Award 2011 in Dresden.

The duo is award winner of the following international accordion competitions:

Bronze in Italy (1998 Kastelfidardo) „Città di Castelfidardo“

Gold in Russia (2003 Sankt-Petersburg) „Baltika Harmonika“

Gold in Germany (2006 Berlin), „Die goldene Hanukia“

The duo has been performing
at these festivals:

„Akkordeon des 21. Jahrhunderts“
in Sankt-Petersburg, Russland 1999

Jad-Schmona 2005, 2006 in Israel

Tel-Aviv, Zfat 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
in Israel

Festival Klassischer Musik in Israel
Kfar-Blüm 2004, 2005, 2007

Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag
Köln 2007, Dresden 2011

12 Jiddische Woche
Dresden 2008

Dresden 2007, 2009, 2011

Filmnächte am Elbufer
Dresden 2009

Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2010
mit "El perro andaluz"
Leitung: Lennart Dohms

Internationales Festival "Bluval 2010" Straubing 2010

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