Mendelssohn - Works for Cello & Piano | Alba ABCD434

Mendelssohn - Works for Cello & Piano


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Label: Alba

Cat No: ABCD434

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 1st March 2019



Guadalupe López-Íńiguez released her debut album with the complete cello works by Gabrielli and Scarlatti, performed on period instruments, in 2017. The record got great reviews around the world. Now López-Íńiguez has got Olga Andryushchenko as a partner for Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano. With this setup recording has a unique sound and warm feeling. Both musicians are playing with great old instruments. Olga is playing an Érard piano (Paris, 1862), serial number 32602, and Guadalupe performs on a cello by Claude Pieray (Paris, 1725).

Guadalupe López-Íńiguez is a Spanish cellist and interdisciplinary researcher based in Finland. She holds a PhD in Music Psychology University of Madrid, and a Master’s Degree in Classical Music Performance from the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, among other postgraduate diplomas in musicology and education. Guadalupe is currently Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the CERADA of the University of the Arts Helsinki, and Postdoctoral Researcher and teacher at the Sibelius Academy. She is specialized in the educational psychology of music, historically informed performance, artistic research, and research methodology. Guadalupe has been mentored by distinguished modern, nineteenth-century, and baroque cello masters, and is especially grateful for the encouragement received from mentors Rafael Ramos and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola. She has appeared as a soloist at many prestigious venues, and has taken part in a number of notable festivals in Europe, Russia, and the US.

Olga Andryushchenko is a Russian pianist based in Germany. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. She continued her post-graduate studies as a DAAD scholarship holder of the Goethe-Institut at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany, with Professor Arbo Valdma, and then as a graduate student (solo classes) at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, Germany, with Professor Vladimir Krainev. From 2002 to 2004, Olga was a soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society. Olga Andryushchenko has won prizes in numerous international piano competitions, such as Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne in Austria, Musica Antiqua in Belgium, Vanna Spadafora in Messina, and the Schubert in Dortmund, Bach-Wettbewerb in Leipzig, and Nikolai Rubinstein, and Scriabin in Paris. In November 2011, she was awarded the first prize of the I Hammerklavier Competition at Schloss Kremsegg, Austria. Olga Andryushchenko has performed at many well-known venues and has taken part in a number of prominent festivals across the world; respectively. In 2018, Olga recorded 20th century music for piano solo for the recording label Melodiya.

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