Yulia Iglinova












Julia Málkova










Anton Gakkel

Madrid String Trio
String trio

Trío Madrid is formed by Yulia Iglinova (violin), Julia Malkova (viola) and Anton Gakkel (cello). Driven by their love of chamber music, these three Madrid-based Russian virtuoso instrumentalists decided to concentrate on the great classical romantic and modern repertoire written for string trios, as well as enriching it by encouraging contemporary composers to write for them.
In the initial stages of their journey, the young Trío Madrid already has an extensive repertoire including works by Haydn, Mozart, Boccherini, Cherubini..., Beethoven, Schubert, Reger, Strauss..., Kodaly, Villa-Lobos, Krenek, Hindemith, Dohnanyi, Petrassi, Ponce, Montsalvatge... and, alongside many other composers from all eras and nationalities, an extensive range of contemporary music: Penderecki, Gubaidulina, De Pablo, Guinjoan, Schnittke, Xenakis, Guerrero... as well as the younger generations who make up the current Spanish and international compositional scene.

The three soloists come from the best Russian school of string instruments and have attained an extremely harmonious sound with excellent playing skills thus ensuring wonderfully pure chamber music.

Yulia Iglinova was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

She began studying the violin at the Special School of Music in Yekaterinburg in 1978. She continued her studies in Moscow at the Special College for Young Talent in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under such famous teachers as Boris Belenky and Nadezda Beshkina.

In 1990 she completed her middle level studies with honors and played with the College orchestra under the direction of Leonid Nikolaev.

That year she was also accepted as a student of Eduoard Grach at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, from where she graduated in 1995 with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In 1996 she won third prize in the International competition ?A. Yampolsky? in Russia and a year later she completed her post-graduate studies.

Since 1996 she has performed in the most prestigious halls of Moscow, among which are the ?Bolshoi?, ?Malyi? and ?Rachmaninovsky?, with continued success.

She has participated in some of Russia?s most important festivals, like the ?Stars of Moscow? and ?Russian Winter?.

Between 1996 and 1998 she worked as assistant professor in the Superior Conservatory ?Tchaikovsky? of Moscow.

During those years she also participated in various international festivals in Spain, Germany and Poland.

She is a founding member of the TRIO MADRID (Violín, Viola, Cello)

As soloist and in chamber ensembles, she has given many concerts in Germany, the United States, Australia, South Korea, Poland, the former Yugoslavia, the Baltic Republics and all over the Spanish peninsula.
She now lives in Madrid where she holds the position of Assistant Concertmaster in the Symphony Orchestra of the Spanish Radio and Television.

She continues her intense concertizing activity as soloist and in chamber ensembles.


Julia Málkova was born in Saint Petersburg (Russia) in 1976, where she studied violin from 1982 to 1990.

In 1991 she enrolled as a viola student at the Conservatoire Preparatory School in her native city.
In 1993 she joined the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, also known as the Kirov Theatre, where she worked as a viola soloist under the direction of Valery Gergiev until 1998. During this period she took part in numerous prestigious international festivals.

In 1995 she was admitted to the department of V. Stopichev at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, where she obtained a Master of Fine Arts (senior teacher) specialising in Viola, Chamber Music and Music Teaching (Viola).

By 1999 she had become a member of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra (based at the Teatro Real, Royal  Theatre) where she plays as a viola soloist. 

During her career she has also performed as a soloist with the Kirov Theatre Orchestra, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, and the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, and has played under the direction of maestros such as Gianandrea Noseda, Cristóbal Halffter, Pedro Halffter-Caro, Jesús Amigo, Alexander Titov or Jesús López Cobos, among others. She has colaborated as viola soloist with orchestras such as The Symphonic Orchestra of Spanish Radio-TV, Symphonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, Classic Orchestra Santa Cecilia , as well as others.

She regularly performs with different chamber music ensembles.

She has worked on several soundtracks for major Spanish films: Hable con ella (Talk to her; 2002) and La mala educación (Bad education; 2004) both by the filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, as well as Te doy mis ojos (Take my eyes; 2003), by Icíar Bollaín, and on numerous recordings for Radio Nacional de España (Spanish National Radio).

She is a founding member of TRIO MADRID

Antón Gakkel was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.

There he began his studies at the Special School for Music in 1981. In 1988 he joined the St. Petersburg Cello Ensemble with which he toured Finland, Switzerland and Japan.

He made his solo debut in 1992 interpreting Boccherini?s Bb major Cello Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of St. Petersburg. That same year he was admitted into the class of Anatoliy Nikitin at the Superior Conservatory of St. Petersburg.

In 1997 he received his Master of Fine Arts degree (Superior Professorship specializing in cello, chamber music and musical pedagogy). During these years he gave many concerts and recitals as soloist and in chamber music groupings.
He also participated in courses in cello and chamber music given by Peter Bruns and Jan Fogler at the Superior School of Music in Dresden, Germany.
In 1994 he joined the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, under the director of Valery Gergiev. With this orchestra he toured most of Europe, the United States, South Korea, Israel and Japan. 

He is a founding member of the TRIO MADRID (Violín, Viola, Cello)

Since 1998 he lives in Spain, where he was a member of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife during three seasons. He has performed in various festivals and series in a number of Spanish cities, among which are the Concerts of Radio Clásica, the Center for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music series, and the Juan March Foundation.

He has collaborated with the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, Orchestra of the Community of Madrid and the Symphony Orchestra of Madrid. He won first prize in the Chamber Music Awards of ?Guadamora? (Pozoblanco, 2003).

Since 2001 he is a member of the Symphony Orchestra of the Spanish Radio and Television.


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