Named “the rising star” by The Strad, Evva Mizerska is a recitalist, chamber musician and teacher. Evva has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, amongst them the First Prize at the 7th Leoš Janáček Inernational Competition in Brno, Czech Republic. She gave recitals in the major UK venues as well as in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, USA and Brazil. Evva has published three critically acclaimed CDs with Toccata Classics, featuring cello and piano music by K. Meyer, Algernon Ashton, and – the most recent one – with complete cello and piano music by Stephen Dodgson. Besides her solo career, Evva is also a cellist in the Veles Ensemble and lectures at Morley College.
Born in Bulgaria, Ralitsa began her musical education at the age of six, studying the violin at the National Academy of Music in Bulgaria before moving to London to complete her master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM).
During her studies at RAM, Ralitsa discovered her passion for the viola and began studying with Rivka Golani and Emanuella Reiter. Ralitsa was awarded a full scholarship for three years and continued with postgraduate studies in performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, gaining postgraduate diplomas on both the violin and viola.
Ralitsa has also been accepted onto the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme, parallel to her year in Southbank Sinfonia. Currently Ralitsa works as a substitute for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo National Opera and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
Hartmut “Harti” Richter is a classical violinist currently residing in London, United Kingdom. He is a soloist and chamber musician, giving concerts in Europe and North America regulary and is active in several ensembles including the Veles Ensemble, Richter-Housden Duo (violin/guitar), several piano duos and various other formations. A new CD of chamber music by the late Stephen Dodgson together with amongst others the Mēla Guitar Quartet and Eden-Stell Guitar Duo, recorded in spring 2016, will be released soon. Apart from his performing career, Hartmut is a composer and a dedicated violin teacher and frequently holds music workshops and masterclasses internationally. Hartmut plays a copy of the Hart (Ex-Francescatti) Stradivarius violin (1727), made by Christian Erichson, Hanover. www.hartmutrichter.com