The GUTMAN TRIO made its debut with great success at the International Oleg Kagan Music Festival in 2000. Since then, the Trio fascinates its audience at great music halls worldwide, among these there are the Victoria Hall in Geneva and the concert halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the Philharmony of St. Petersburg.
Moreover, this Trio is highly appreciated by numerous International Festivals as the Kuhmo Music Festival in Finland, the Musikfest Lübeck, the Sviatoslav Richter Festival at the Moscow Pushkin Museum, as well as the Summer Music Festival in the Kreml.
There is no doubt that the cellist NATALIA GUTMAN is one of the most prominent musicians of our time. She star ted her career in 1959 with a Gold Medal at the World Youth Festival in Vienna followed by the Third Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1962. In the same year she began to study with Mstislav Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory. For her musical personality also her lifelong par tnership in chamber music with her close friend Sviatoslav Richter was extremely influential. In 1967, the First Prize at the ARD Competition constituted the cornerstone of her international career. She played under prominent conductors as Abbado, Temirkanov, Mehta, Celibidache, and Maazel. Apar t from Sviatoslav Richter, among her partners in chamber music are Yuri Bashmet, Isaac Stern, Mar tha Argerich, Eliso Virsaladze, Evgeny Kissin and, not to forget, her late husband Oleg Kagan.
Her son, SVIATOSLAV MOROZ started playing the violin at the age of five. He became a student of Oleg Kagan at the Moscow Conservatory and later of Gerard Poulet at the Paris Conservatory. Acclaimed as an artist with remarkable individuality, Moroz, whose reper toire ranges from Bach to Schnittke, is particularly esteemed for his powerful interpretations of the romantic and modern reper toire. Appearing as a soloist with many acclaimed orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Moroz has also performed chamber music with world-known musicians, including Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman,Kim Kashkashian, Victor Tretyakov and Boris Berezovsky. In addition to performing, Moroz has pursued a distinguished career as a teacher, conducting master classes in Russia, Germany and USA.
DMITRY VINNIK played his first concerts accompanying his mother, the well-known Russian mezzo- soprano Emma Sarkissian. After his studies with Lev Petrov, Pavel Messner, and Naum Starkman, he graduated in 1993 from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Later he joined the masterclass of Eliso Virsaladze at the University of Music & Performing Ar ts in Munich. In 1992, he won the First Prize at the International Music Competition of Caltanissetta (Italy). He played as a soloist with renowned international orchestras in Germany, Italy, Russia, to name only a few. As a chamber musician he excelled in various International Music Festivals as the Oleg Kagan Music Festivals in Kreuth, Bavaria and Moscow. The intensive ar tistic friendship with the cellist Natalia Gutman and violinist Sviatoslav Moroz led to the foundation of the GUTMAN TRIO