Photo by Andrej Uspenski
Photo by Andrej Uspenski
GAMMA MAJORIS ENSEMBLE
Yulia Chaplina (piano) - Artistic Director
Anastasia Prokofieva (soprano)
Ksenia Berezina (violin)
Alisa Liubarskaya (cello)
Gamma Majoris is a London-based ensemble created by four established soloists combining their talents and perspectives to present classical music in a new way. The ensemble’s name derives from the star Gamma Ursae Majoris and as well as the term for 'major scale' in Russian musical terms (гамма - scale, мажор - major). Gamma Majoris’ concert programmes showcase the individual and combined talents of the group in different ensemble combinations.
Yulia won First Prize and the Gold Medal in the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition for Junior Musicians in 2004, going on to perform regularly as a soloist in many of the world's finest venues, including Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo and many other prestigious concert halls.
Anastasia has performed operatic roles including Violetta (La Traviata) in Moscow; Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte) and Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) in London. She has sung with a wide variety of orchestras and worked with famous conductors such as Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Michael Rosewell and Volodimir Sirenko. She has Masters degrees from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music. Anastasia recently recorded her second CD, ‘Russian Heroines’, with Kiev’s National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ksenia is a guest violinist with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, Ksenia has performed with the Southbank Sinfonia and London Chamber Players and given numerous solo recitals around Europe. She studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music.
Alisa is a guest cellist at venues including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Scottish Opera, Southbank Sinfonia and Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. She has won prizes at the Heran, Beethoven and Chandos International Competitions. Since 2007 Alisa has been studying in London and has degrees from the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Her most recent performances include solo concerto performances with Southbank Sinfonia, Trinity Laban Sinfonia and Canterbury Symphony Orchestra, as well as chamber music recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and St. John’s Smith Square.