A graduate of National Music Academy of Ukraine, as well as DePaul
University and UNR, a winner of International "Pierre Lantier"
Violin competition- Paris, France (1997); Made a number of
recordings for National Broadcasting Company of Ukraine; As a
winner of some prestigious concerto competitions in Chicago,he was a
Recipient of a scholarship and loan from "The Stradivari society
North America"; A winner of Reno Chamber orchestra concerto
competition in 2006; As a soloist appeared with concerts and solo
recitals in many countries, such as Canada, France, Austria,
Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Australia.

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Gabriel Platica is a native of Romania. He began studying the violin
at the age of 6 at the George Enesco School of music in Bucharest.
At 11 Gabriel performed live on the Romanian television and at 12
he won the Bucharest Interpretation contest. He graduated from
the Repton School of Music in Derbyshire, England where he
appeared on a BBC broadcast dedicated to his performance of the
Tchaikovsky violin concerto. He received a Bachelor degree from
the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on a
scholarship from Her Royal Highness, The Dutchess of Kent. He
holds a Masters Degree from Southeastern University in
Hammond, Louisiana and is pursuing in a doctoral degree at the
University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of numerous awards,
among them the first prize at the Derbyshire Violin Competition in
England, and the MTNA Competition at the violin division in
Louisiana. Gabriel won the Joseph Gingold award at Kent/Blossom
Festival in 2002 and received the 2003 scholarship from the Virtu
foundation. He was a member of the Bournemouth
Sinfonietta, Memphis Symphony and assistant concertmaster of the
South Dakota Symphony.  He was also a substitute violinist of the
Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber
Orchestra. Gabriel is presently a member of the Louisiana
Slava Rudnitzky
Violin I
Gabriel Platica
Violin II
Amelia Clingman graduated from UMass Amherst with a BM in
violin performance, and in 2008 she completed her Master's degree
in viola performance at the New England Conservatory.  She has
been a participant in the Killington, Musicorda, and Heifetz music
festivals, and has served as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music
Center for the past two years, with an invitation for a third season
in 2009.  In her orchestral experience, she has played under the
batons of James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Rafael Frühbeck de
Burgos, Oliver Knussen, Sir Andrew Davis, Andre Previn, Leonard
Slatkin, Stefan Asbury, and Robert Spano, among others.  As a
chamber musician, she has performed in masterclasses for
members of the Juilliard, Takacs, Borromeo, Concord, Lark, Ying,
St. Lawrence, and Chiara quartets.  Major teachers include James
Buswell, Carol Rodland, Marylou Speaker Churchill, Kathryn
Lockwood, and Elizabeth Chang.  Amelia joined the Louisiana
Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008.
Dimitri Vychko
Amelia Clingman
Dr. Dimitri Vychko was born in Kishinev, Moldavia, a former
Republic of the USSR.  He began his career by winning a prize in
the Moldavian International Cello Competition at the age of 16.  He
received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Moldavian State
Conservatory, and did post-graduate studies in Moscow.  He has
pursued an active career in performance, playing both as a soloist,
and as a member of many orchestral and chamber ensembles in
Europe, Asia, and North America.  His travels have taken him to,
among other places, Barcelona, Istanbul, Geneva, Nice, Milan,
Rome, and Seoul.  
Dr. Vychko has several recordings of modern and classical
repertoire, including in this discography a recording of the
Beethoven Triple Concerto, and the Haydn D Major Concerto.  
Currently, he serves as a cellist with the Louisiana Philharmonic.  
He is married to Irina Davidoff, distinguished pianist, and piano
pedagogue who maintains a large studio through the auspices of
Ursuline Academy of New Orleans.  They have an twelve-year-old
daughter, Angelina, who is now playing first violin with the Greater
New Orleans Youth Orchestra.
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