The two artists, the Russian Elina Linchevskaya and the Czech Zbynek Maruska, originate from the same generation of pianists who came through the disciplined and structured musical education that was traditionally taught and made their countries famous for.
Their studies at the Prague Music Academy, the Russian Academy of Music and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, enabled them to develop substantial recital activities as soloists as well as to perform with orchestras such as Prague Symphony Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra and other well-known chamber music ensembles such as the Prague Mozart Quintet.
Having both gone through the explosive and enthusiastic world of the skilful ‘young talent’, to that of the thoughtful and mature musician who expresses European musical thought, they currently transmit this thought to the young musicians they teach.
The common aspects of their artistic careers as well as character traits, were essential ingredients for the creation of a close and fruitful collaboration between them, that has led to the formation of a chamber music duet, which aims to demonstrate the completeness of expression and fullness of sound of the pianoforte, and at the same time offer to the music-loving public, the pleasure of enjoying distinguished musical performances.
Ein Deutsches Requiem / Johannes Brahms