With Lyrica Classic trio worked on several live and virtual projects from 2018, performing in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Florida, and New York.
The trio was established in 2018 with their signature program “From Baroque to Flamenco”. With Anna Kusner on guitar, Peter Omelchenko on domra and mandolin, and soprano Yulia Petrachuk, OutSound is an unique trio offering interpretations of baroque & classical vocal and instrumental music, as well as contemporary compositions from chamber music repertoire.
While each is an extremely talented soloist in his or her own right, it is when they come together in a meeting of the musical minds that the sparks really fly, and the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
After graduating from the Gnessin Academy in 1988, ANNA KUSNER pursued an active performing career in Moscow both as a soloist and in accompanying vocalists from both the Bolshoi Opera and the Moscow Philharmonic Society. In 1990, she moved to Israel to study classical guitar at the Jerusalem Academy of Music, graduating in 1995. Subsequently, she pursued a flourishing concert career in Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and Egypt, appearing with prominent orchestras and chamber groups, while releasing more than a dozen CDs. For over 35 years, Anna taught the classical guitar at conservatories in both Russia and Israel, and she has continued her concertizing and teaching activities all over the United States since coming here three years ago.
After graduating from the Gnessin Academy in the special class of Alexander Tsygankov, PETER OMELCHENKO quickly established himself as one of the most promising folk musicians of his generation, starting his career as a featured domra player with Moscow’s Nekrasov Balalaika Orchestra and then “fleeting up” to the world famous Osipov Balalaika Orchestra, where he performed as a soloist and became one of the Ossipov’s principal arrangers. Additionally, Peter became active with several smaller Moscow folk-instrument ensembles – both playing and arranging – and even appeared in stage and circus productions. Locally, in addition to performing with and occasionally conducting the orchestra of the Washington Balalaika Society, Peter plays with several chamber groups and has taken a growing number of music students under his wing.
Soprano YULIA PETRACHUK studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and is a graduate of Bern Opera Studio in Bern, Switzerland. Her debut as a professional opera singer was with the State Theater Bern, Switzerland, in 2010. After that, she performed with many other recognized opera companies and concert venues, such as Theater Biel (Switzerland), Ash Lawn Opera Festival (US), Opera Ischia (Italy), Dicapo Opera Theater in New York (US), Great Moscow Hall (Russia), Vocal Productions NYC (US), Nova and Opera Camerata in Washington, D.C. (US), Smetana Hall in Prague (Czech Republic), Carnegie Hall in New York (US), Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna (Austria), and many others. Yulia specializes in contemporary opera and other forms of vocal music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has performed many World and US premieres.
Out of her passion and drive to sustain and give lesser-known and unknown music a voice, Yulia Petrachuk founded Lyrica Classic Entertainment as a sounding beacon to deliver superior-level presentation of music. Yulia has robust experience in international performing arts projects, execution, and collaborations in the US and EU.
In addition, through her teaching studio, Ms. Petrachuk instills the love for classical music to new generations.
Handel “Lascia, ch’io pianga”
Seven Lakes Auditorium, Fort Mayers, FL 2019.
Ave Marias by Caccini/Vavilov, Schubert, and Bach-Gounod
National Cathedral, Grace Chapel
Washington, DC, 2019
Handel “Tu del ciel ministro eletto”
Bach “Erbarme dich, mein Gott”
Virtual performance 2020