Violoncello (Young Artist)
Alona Kliuchka was born in Ukraine in 1991. When she was 17 she started studying cello at the Lugansk Music College. After this time she moved to Moscow and began studying at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2012-2017). Here, she obtained her diploma with the highest qualifications in the class of Evgeny Rumyantsev. She was a member of the chamber orchestra Moscovia, conducted by E. Grach. Also, she played first cello in the chamber orchestra Antonio and from 2016 she worked with composer Nikolai Poluboyarov, which involved playing concerts in many different countries in Europe (Poland, Spain, Slovakia, etc.) Kliuchka also won first prize at the Fermata competition and the international “Prokofiev” competition in Moscow (2015). After this Alona got her Master’s degree in the Hague Royal Conservatory (2019).
She has participated in many different festivals and orchestras like NJO (2015), AIMS festival in Solsona (2016) Zutphen cello festival (2017) , Cello Bienale Festival in the Netherlands (2018),Animato festival in Austria (2018), Pomersfelden Academy in Germany (2019) where she played as Principal Cellist. Alona has played with Residentie Orkest in the Hague, Adda Simfonica orchestra in Alicante, as guest player performed with Irish Chamber Orchestra in Limerick and Dublin. Alona currently studies at the University of Limerick and works as cello teacher under the programme S.O.W.S which is organised by the ICO.