Strings From Heaven

String Quartet

IrinaIRINA SHALENKOVA

Irina Shalenkova studied violin at the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. She worked at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich Danchenko Opera and Ballet Music Theatre in Moscow.
Since 1992 she is a member of “The Orchestra of the Colours” and the Greek National Radio and TV Symphonic Orchestra , where since 2006 she is one of the leaders of the orchestra.

From 1996-1999, with her quartet “Arco” she has performed for the Third Program of ERT, accompanying the former President of the Greek Republic K. Stefanopoulos, in his travels in Greece and abroad.

Since 2000 the Arco quartet continues performing independently in Greece and worldwide.
In 2013 she was the leader in the “Strings from Heaven”, that took part in a series of concerts (MTV Unplugged) with the rock group “The Scorpions”.

 

AriadneARIADNE POLKA

The Greek cellist was born in Athens in 1990.
She studied violoncello with the Russian Professor Marina Kislitsina and piano with Professor Dimitris Toufexis. In 2006 she graduated her cello studies with “excellence and 1st prize” and in 2007 took her piano degree.  Ariadne holds a Bachelor from the University of Macedonia (Greece) in field of Music Art and Science. She took lessons with distinguished cello professors such as Marianne Chen, Ulrich Voss and Leonid Winland. From 2008 she is a member of the Greek-Turkish Youth Orchestra. From 2011 until 2014 Ariadne had a contract with Athens National State Orchestra as Tutti cellist. Since 2014 she is a member of the Greek National Radio Orchestra.

 

HelenaHELENA SHALENKOVA

Helena Shalenkova was born in Moscow, but raised in Athens Greece. She has been playing the violin since the age of seven, and in 2007 she graduated from the Hellenic Conservatory of Music with excellence. She has participated in many professional symphonic orchestras in Greece like the National Radio – Television Orchestra (ΕRΤ), National Opera Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Colors. From fifteen years old and until now, she is a member of a Russian quartet called “Arco” performing many music genres, ranging from baroque, classical and romantic, to contemporary, jazz, and film music. In 2013 she performed as a member of “Strings from Heaven” that accompanied The Scorpions in Athens, Greece for “MTV Unplugged” shows, as well as in their Germany MTV Unplugged Tour, performing in some of the biggest Arenas in cities including Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Hannover.

 

JuliaLILIA GIOUSOUPOVA

Lilia Giousoupova was born in Russia.
She graduated from the College of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow in 1994 in Viola. The following year she moved to Greece, where she was a member of the Athens State Orchestra from 1995 to 2007, and occasionally participated in The Orchestra of the Colors, meanwhile she graduated from the Synchrono Odeio of Athens with Excellence (2003).
She is also a member of the string quartet “Arco”, participating in many concerts across Greece and abroad.
In 2013 she performed in a series of concerts in the “Strings from Heaven”‘ Ensemble, alongside the famous rock band “The Scorpions”.

 

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