Larisa Timshina is the soloist of the Chelyabinsk Philharmonia. She frequently concertizes and performs with orchestras and choirs both as soloist and professional ensemble member. Larisa’s appearances have become highlights of many festivals of organ and chamber music. Her repertoire spans works from classical music to contemporary.
In 1984, Larisa graduated from the Urals Mussorgsky State Conservatoire, Yekaterinburg, where she studied piano with Tatiana Makokha. She received her organ degree in the Glinka Nizhny Novgorod State Concervatoire, Nizhny Novgorod, in 1996 and took the postgraduate course in the same conservatoire with Zaryana Skulskaya from 1996 to 1998. She later worked as an accompanist and piano professor in the Chelyabinsk State Institute of Music (now the Tchaikovsky South Ural State Institute of Arts, Chelyabinsk).
To perfect her performance as an organist, Larisa took masterclasses with Hans Fagius (Sweden, 1993) and Guy Bovet (Switzerland, 1995) and participated in apprenticeship programs in the international summer organ academy with Ludger Lohmann, Zsigmond Szathmary, Piet Kee and Ewald Kooiman in the Netherlands in 1998 and 2000. She has also mastered her accompanist skills (Yekaterinburg, Russia, 1996; Obzakovo, Russia, 2010; Obzor, Bulgaria, 2005).
Larisa has appeared in radio shows on Radio South Ural and Internet Radio Zvukoknigi (“Soundbooks”). Radio archives store the recordings of her organ concerts. In 2005, she was invited to be a part of the jury for the International Forum of Arts "Sun, Friendship, Peace" in Bulgaria. In 2007, in her capacity as a solo pianist, Larisa became the laureate of the International Competition “Music without Borders” in Lithuania. She has toured Russia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Germany and Austria.
Larisa has been acclaimed for her interest in uncommon ensemble lineups, such as organ, saxophone and marimba; organ, vocal and mandolin; organ and bassoon; organ, saxophone and grand piano; organ and horn. Such were her project Airy Nostalgia, New Colors New Horizons (2009–2010), The Oncoming Miracle, and Organ Mix (2011–2012) in collaboration with saxophonist Tatiana Zaitseva, cellist Natalia Alexandrova, pianist Natalia Gushchina, soprano Natalia Voronkina, bassoonist Rustem Karmanov, saxophonist Evgeny Sokolov, violinist Olga Smolenskaya, hautboyist Otgonsukh Gantumur (Mongolia), and mandolinist Alina Sokolovskaya (Estonia). Larisa has also collaborated with the Light and Shadow Theater “Sun Clock” and presented unique organ and sand painting project Sand Art with Vladimir Korostelev in 2013.
The critique has said of her: “Timshina (organ) combines nobleness, a particular sense of form, inner freedom and ease, high culture of stroke, and soft, intelligent performing style ...” (musicologist Lubov Ivanova, 2000).
“Timshina’s performance is marked by expressive intoning, fullness, fine technique, a real feeling of partnership with the ensemble, and dramatic integrity. The artist has her devoted audience; her art is eagerly sought; other performers aspire to collaborate with her” (Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of the Russian Union of Composers Prof. Tatiana Sinetskaya, 2005).
Ближайшие концерты с участием Ларисы Тимшиной
- 23.03.23 в 18:30 — А. Висков. "Хвалите Господа с небес"
- 26.04.23 в 18:30 — Caro mio ben (Мой дорогой возлюбленный)
- 18.05.23 в 18:30 — Душа, веселися...