This is a wonderful recording of the most beautiful vocal music. Two Centuries of Russian Romance performed by Irina Koulikova (piano) and Vladimir Gerts (bass).Digital producer - Cristina Botnari Irina Koulikova The Honored artist of Russia, pianist Irina Koulikova has performed in the most prestigious venues both nationally and internationally and has toured throughout Russia, Europe and USA. She gives recitals in the best concert halls of Moscow (including Small, Rachmaninov Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire), Ward Recital Hall of the Catholic University of America, the Residence Hall of Russian Embassy in USA, Russian cultural centre in Washington DC, and many others. Dr. Koulikova has collaborated with such internationally recognized performes as Marina Iashvili (violin, Russia), Maria Tchaikovskaya (cello, Russia), Rustam Komachkov (cello, Russia), Gaik Kazazian (violin, Armenia), Chingis Ausheev (tenor, Buriatia), Elena Ausheeva (soprano, Russia), Vladimir Gerts (bass, Russia), Ludmila Ivanova (mezzo-soprano, Russia), Kwan Hek Chjun (violin, Korea), Narek Ahnazarian (cello, Armenia), Ivo Kaltchev (piano, USA), Jose Sasin (tenor, USA), Jaims Litzelman (piano, USA). Dr. Irina Koulikova has position full professor of the General Piano Department at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. She has received her Bachelor and Master degrees in piano performance from the Moscow Conservatoire. Later she obtained her Rh.D from the same school, her dissertation thesis was on “Piano works by Igor Stravinsky”. Dr. Koulikova has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatoire since 1977. In addition, she has taught piano at the “International Piano Master Classes” Summer School in Novi Sad, Serbia; at the “International Summer Piano School” in Ohrid, Macedonia, at the Thessalonica State Conservatoire in Thessalonica Greece; in Ukraine (Alushta). Dr. Koulikova performed as a soloist at the prestigious international Music Festival “Moscow Autumn”; concert series “Music of the 20 century”, organized by George Soros and served as a judge at the Second International Piano competition “Dunabe” in Serbia. Dr. Koulikova has recorded two CDs (Classical Records, Moscow, Russia). Dr. Koulikova is an author of numerous published articles and research works. She has also participated as a Lecturer in many international music conferences. Dr. Koulikova had a position of Dean for Foreign students in the Moscow Conservatoire during 15 years (1996-2008).