Alla Tolkacheva

Baroque mandolin, mandola & mandolone

She studied music at the  ’Académie de musique of Samara (Russia) with Larissa Demtchenko, where she obtained her graduate diploma for domra  with distinction. Following this she specialised at the Conservatoire de musique of ’Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) with the mandolin teacher, Juan Carlos Muñoz, there she gained her graduate diploma and concert diploma ( neapolitan and baroque mandolin)

She obtained a second prize in the Russian national competition (domra).  She has been awarded several first prizes in international competitions with the famous domra ensemble « Classic Domra ».. followed by tours in Japan, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, and France,... The Samara Symphony Orchestra regularly invites her. She has recorded two CD’s with the « Classic Domra » orchestra  (1994-1997). In 1999, she performed with  « Tanztheater der Komische Oper Berlin » for the Lionel Hoche Ballet « Purple Dreams »,  music by  O.Respighi in Berlin and Aalborg. In 2002, she won second prize in the « Osaka international chamber music competition ». In 2008, she won first prize and the people’s choice award at the international « Yasuo Kuwahara » competition for mandolin solo at Schweinfurt (Germany). She is currently teaching mandolin at the Pétange School of Music, voice and music training at the Conservatoire de musique of ’Esch-sur-Alzette.