Artists

Mindaugas Neverovas
Mindaugas Neverovas was born in Tauragė, Lithuania, in 1989. He began his piano studies at the age of six with Nina Šeptun at Tauragė Music School. In 2005, he started professional music studies in Klaipeda Stasys Šimkus Conservatory with Juratė Liutkienė.

After graduation, he continued studying in Vilnius at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with Prof. Jurgis Karnavičius and Daumantas Kirilauskas. During bachelor studies, he received Lithuanian state scholarship for studying in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre where he started master studies in 2011 with Prof. Aleksandra Juozapėnaitė-Eesmaa and Prof. Peep Lassmann. In 2013-2015, he completed another master degree in accompaniment and chamber music with Prof. Helin Kapten. During the years 2012-2014, Neverovas did two years of exchange studies in Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, with Prof. Liisa Pohjola and Eero Heinonen.

Throughout his career, Neverovas has succeeded in many international competitions. In 2014, he gained a finalist diploma in Estonian Pianists’ Competition in Tallinn. In 2011, Neverovas was chosen to compete in Aarhus International Piano Competition out of 150 applicants. He has twice taken part in International “Music Without Limits” competition in Druskininkai, gaining a prize both times. He also won the third prize in W. A. Mozart Piano competition in Klaipėda in 2007.

Neverovas has given both solo and chamber music concerts in France, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Estonia and Lithuania. In 2014, he performed as a soloist with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Orchestra of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Camerata Klaipėda and Collegium Musicum Turku. He has participated many festivals, f eg. Piano Pic Festival in France and Chopiniana Festival in Estonia. During the years 2011-2012, Neverovas was the co-founder and artistic director of International Tallinn JazzOn Festival in Estonia.

Neverovas educates himself regularly in masterclasses with renowned pianists and distinguished professors, such as Denis Pascal, Dmitri Alexeev, Bernd Glemser, Graham Scott and Avedis Kouyoumdjian. He is still an active chamber musician, working with both instrumentalists and singers. In addition, Neverovas works as a rehearsal pianist for choirs and has performed with the renowned Suomalainen Kamarikuoro. He has also gained education in improvisation and free accompaniment. Currently, Neverovas works as a piano teacher in International School of Music in Helsinki. He is also completing his music pedagogy studies in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

During his career, Neverovas has been awarded grants and scholarships by Tauragė City Mayor (2011), Lithuanian State (2011-12), European Structurale Funds (2012-13), Saulius Karosas Faundation (2012-14) and Estonian Education and Science Ministry (2014-15).





Johannes Teppo
Johannes Teppo
was born into a musical family in Tallinn, Estonia in 1986. He completed his Master degree with excellent grades in the class of Hannu Kiiski at the Sibelius Academy in 2013. At the moment Johannes is working as a freelance musician and a teacher at the International School of Music Finland, Meri-Helsinki Music School, Kallio Music School and Pohjois-Helsinki Music School in Finland. As well he is often invited to substitute as a conductor and a teacher at the Keskisen Uudenmaan Musiikkiopisto. As an orchestra musician Johannes has been playing in Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Sinfonietta, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Lappeenranta City Orchestra, Hyvinkää Orchestra, Hämeenlinna City Orchestra, Joensuu City Orchestra and in Estonian Festival Orchestra.

He began his cello studies at the age of six with Laine Leichter and Leho Karin at the Tallinn Music High School. After graduation he continued with Prof. Peeter Paemurru at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. And since year 2006 studied at the Sibelius Academy in Finland: 2006-2010 in the class of Hannu Kiiski and 2010-2012 with Jan-Erik Gustafsson. In 2012-2013 Johannes continued with Prof. Bion Tsang at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas in USA. He completed his Master degree with excellent grades in the class of Hannu Kiiski at the Sibelius Academy in December 2013.

Johannes has achieved notable success in several competitions. In 1999 he won first prize at the Estonian Young String Players Competition and a special prize at the 3rd A. Dombrovski`s International Contest in Riga. In year 2002 he was awarded with the Bach special prize at the International Davidov`s Competition in Kuldiga, Latvia and 2nd prize and special prize at the 4th A. Dombrovski`s International Contest in Riga. He has also received diplomas from the International Dotzauer`s Competition in Dresden in 2001 and from the International Competition Violoncello in Liezen, Austria in 2004. In 2007 he was awarded the 1st prize at the ESTA National Competition for Young Violinists and Cellists.

Johannes has had the opportunity of receiving masterclasses from such distinguished teachers as Marko Ylönen, Enrico Bronzi, Young Hoon Song, Troels Svane, Francis Gouton, Ola Karlsson, Niels Ullner, Florian Kitt and Emanuel Gruber. Johannes has performed as a soloist with several orchestras inc. the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Pärnu City Orchestra, Tallinn Youth Orchestra, Joensuu Conservatory Sinfonietta, Helsinginkadun Filharmonikot and New Chamber Orchestra of Riga in Latvia.

Johannes has also been active chamber musician, he has been part of different ensembles and received masterclasses from Paavo Pohjola, Valentin Erben, Günter Pichler, Hatto Beyerle, Marko Ylönen, Martti Rautio, Ralf Gothóni, Anne Epperson and Engegård String Quartet. In year 2010 he attended the chamber music master class by the members of the Alban Berg String Quartet at the prestigious Chigiana Music Academy in Siena, Italy. Johannes has performed in renowned music Festivals such as Turku Music Festival, Naantali Music Festival, Iittala Music festival in Finland, Chigiana Summer Music Festival in Italy, Musiksommer Reichenau in Austria and Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia.

As a soloist and chamber musician Johannes has performed in Finland, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, China, Latvia, Italy, USA and in Russia. Several times he has been recorded at the Estonian Radio and at the Riga Radio. Since 2009 he has been a member of Odysseus String Quartet and Duo JohAnnas. Since 2016 also cello-piano duo Duo Baltica.