Members







Nikolay Sachenko (first violin)


Born in 1977.
He received his musical education at the Moscow Central Music School (class of Professor Zoya Mahtina) and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (classes of Professor Sergey Kravchenko and Professor Vladimir Ivanov).
Sachenko was nominated as a Laureate and was honoured with the Public Preference Prize at the International Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg in 1995, and was awarded the Gold Medal at the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998.

He has performed in Russia, Japan, USA, China, throughout Europe and Latin America, at international festivals in Beijing, Kronberg, Prague, and at the Rostropovich Festival in Evian. Nikolay Sachenko has played with many acclaimed conductors and orchestras, performing in ensembles alongside Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Lynn Harrell, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Denis Shapovalov and others.

The musician has been greatly impressed by artistic encounters with Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern and Mstislav Rostropovich.

Zakhar Malakhov (second violin)



Is the youngest participant of the quartet. Zakhar graduated from Moscow Shnitke institute. Despite his young age he fit in the existing collective very successfully. From the very beginning he reviled himself as ensemblist following the traditions of the quartet. The sound of his violin is very beautiful and his touches are perfect.

Sergey Baturin (viola)



Is honored artist of Russia, laureate of international competitions. He graduated from Moscow state conservatory and has been the director of the quartet form the day of its foundation and its founder. He possesses intense and beautiful sound and sense of style. His fascination and artistry gained the sympathy of audience. Sergey wields the instrument perfectly and together with cellist forms excellent base for the quartet. Sergey is the author and art director of the International festival of chamber music Spring in Russia.

Kirill Rodin (cello)



Is the laureate of International Tchaikovsky competition (1st prize and Golden medal) and International competition of musicians in Belgrade (1st prize and Golden medal), soloist of Moscow state philharmonic society, associate professor of Moscow state conservatory. As a soloist Kirill tours much in Russia and abroad, he is a member of jury of some international competitions. Kirill is a wonderful soloist and ensemblist and he became very bright figure in the quartet.

Manager of the quartet NINA NOVAK



Has been cooperating with the quartet from the day of its foundation. She makes the projects in the cooperation with the firms Daimler Chrusler and Mercedes Benz, with Russian culture foundation, Culture committee of Moscow government, Culture center of France. Nina is the director-coordinator of International festival of chamber music Spring in Russia which is carried out in the cooperation with Culture committee of Moscow government, founder of the festival.