Olesya Rostovskaya was born in 1975. After graduating from The Russian Central Music School, she completed her study at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (1993 – 2000) with specialization in composition (class of Professor and Head of CMC Composition Dept – Albert Leman) and in 2001 with specialization in organ (class of Professor Oleg Yanchenko). She began to play the thereminvox in 1999. In 2003, she began to play in the Russian bell tradition. In 2006 she began to play the carillon. She graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University in 2008 as carillonneur. In 2009, she graduated from the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen (class of Professor Jo Haazen). Olesya works as a composer for symphony and chamber orchestras, different ensembles, choir, organ, carillon, thereminvox, vocal, music for theater, radio, electro acoustic music, which has been performed in Russia, East and West Europe and USA. Olesya is also an active performer with authentic, classical and contemporary repertoire and improvisations. She has recorded a CDs “Soul of a Bell: Russian Carillon Music”, “What Peter the Great heard from the carillon tower”, “Soul of a Bell – 2”, “Tanido Espagnol”, “16 Century Discothèque”, “The Bells of Northern Skies”, “Peals of the Rostov Kremlin”, “The Organ in a Russian Home”, she appeared in a series of radio programs, “Don Carillon”, and she presented carillon at different musical conferences and symposiums. Olesya presented Russian carillon guild on the World Carillon Congresses in USA, in Belgium and in Baeselona. Olesya’s music has received the following awards: Sacred music contest (1996), First National Young Composers Contest (1999), “New Generation Music” contest (2000), Massalitinov’s National Music Contest (2005), Piano Improvisation Contest (2006), Russian Artiada (2010). She is a member of Russian Composers Union, the Russian Association of Electro-Acoustic Music, the Association of Russian Organ Art and the Russian Carillon Foundation.
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