Alexander Barklyanskiy

Alexander Barklyanskiy graduated with distinction from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Music Conservatoire in 2001 and has been a prize winner at different international violin competitions. As a conductor, soloist and chamber musician he has performed with a range of symphony and chamber orchestras in many prestigious concert halls in the Russian capital as well as in Europe, the US and China.

Alexander Barklyansky performed as a conductor in a concert series with the Moscow State Philharmonia. He played in the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev, was a concertmaster-soloist of the All-Russia State TV and Radio broadcasting company Radio Orpheus Symphony orchestra, deputy concertmaster of the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra under Yury Bashmet, II concertmaster-soloist of the orchestra in the musical "Nord-Ost", guest concertmaster of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ziva at the international opera festival in the Republic of Korea, soloist at the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and concertmaster of the Russian-Korean Youth Symphony and American-Russian Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

As a conductor, soloist and chamber musician Alexander Barklyansky has recorded for Russian, American and Japanese sound recording companies, including Radio Orpheus.


Natalia Churkina

Natalia Churkina is the founder of the Moscow Collegium Musicum Orchestra and creator of its concert programs.

Natalia graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics. In 2009
Natalia won the British Government’s Chevening scholarship and graduated with a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Natalia also works as a researcher at the Institute for Complex Strategic Studies and a lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School.