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Evgeny Tonkha was born in 1981, into a musical family and studied at the Gnessin Music School (class of Professor Vladimir Tonkha.)In 1998, he entered the Russian Academy of Music (classes of Professor
Natalia Shakhovskaya and Professor Valentin Berlinsky.) After graduating from the Russian Academy of Music, Evgeny was invited byProfessor David Geringas to post-graduate studies at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin.
Since 2006, Evgeny has been collaborating with the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra. Since the age of 10, he has toured Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and the USA. Conductors he has worked with include Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Mariss Jansons and Daniel Barenboim. Among his achievements are the 1st Prize and the Golden Medal at the 12th International Cello Competition in the Czech Republic, the Special Jury Prize at the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition, and prizes for the best performance of contemporary music.
He participated in many prestigious festivals including "Marlboro" festival Evgeny teaches at MiMoDa studio. In 2014 In collaboration with Nathan Frankel he founded a new "K17"concert series in LA and was proud to represent such a world favors artists as David Geringas,Gilles Apap ,Giovanni Sollima and many others.
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