She was born in Mogilev (Belarus). She graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Department of Easel Painting. Kovalenchikova's works can be found in art collection of company Philips in High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; RABO Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, the USA; Museum of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Minsk; Contemporary Fine Art Museum, Minsk, Belarus; National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk; Maslennikov Art Museum, Mogilev, Belarus; Romanov Regional Study of Local Lore Museum, Mogilev, Belarus; Mogilev Museum of Ethnography, Belarus; Belarusian Embassy in Berlin, Germany; Belarusian Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands; Belarusian Embassy in London, the United Kingdom; collection of the municipality of Coevorden, the
Netherlands; collection of the Kolodzei Art Foundation, NYC, the USA; other private collections in Germany, Poland, Russia, Belarus, the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, France, Lebanon, Singapore, China, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong and India.
In his studio, on the Elswout estate, Chris Tap makes animal images and is inspired by the surroundings. Thanks to visual artist Wim Tap, the father of Chris, Chris developed the basic skills for what would later become his profession and especially passion at a young age. During his visits to Artis, he became fascinated by animals as a child and later got the chance to study them closely. A unique collaboration with a doctor who operated and anesthetized various predators gave Chris the opportunity to measure the proportions and sizes of the jaguar and lion and feel their bones and muscles.
With his very thorough knowledge of the anatomy of animals, impressions of nature are perfected in detail.
Chris's work is purchased by collectors from all continents and is represented in the Netherlands, Norway and Dubai
The impressive, life-sized sculptures of bronze or marble composite bear witness to enormous craftsmanship. With the intense look in their eyes, made of semi-precious stones or glass eyes, they seem to come to life in this way.
We also come across his artworks in unexpected places. For example, Chris created the Europa League Man of the Match Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The brave award made via International Orange for Puma.
Chris has recently been asked by Cartier to accompany their presentations internationally with his images.
Chris Tap is a full-time visual artist since 1997.
In the years before, he received training from his father Wilhelmus Gerardus Theodorus Tap (Wim Tap)
Wim Tap had his son Chris collaborate on a number of monumental sculptures, including the Japanese garden in Artis, the javaplanstsoen, a series of sculptures that form the entrance to Flevolpark, a five-meter sculpture of freestone in Catharina van Clevepark
Because of my great fascination for the universe, I created unique and personal artworks that represent many solar systems with stars and planets.
Is started experimenting with panels and large round discs. hereby i use resoltions of 16000 x 16000 pixels so you can explore and maybe find all secrets inside.
By using different printing layers and settings, we were able to design a special 3D effects.
Pianist Vital Stahievitch was born in Minsk (Belarus). He graduated from the Republican Music College and from the Belarusian Academy of Music under the guidance of Professor Zoya Kacharskaya.Vital has recorded numerous CD's with music of Schubert, Chopin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Scarlatti. etc. He is a prize winner at international competitions in Vilnius, Minsk, Antwerpen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Toronto.
Elena Syssojeva A Russian / Dutch opera singer (dramatic soprano). She sings with the Italian technique. Elena studied in St. Petersburg at the Academy of Music and then in The Hague at the International Studio of Vocal Arts.
Her teachers were: Anastasiya Korneva, James J. McCray (student of Mario del Monaco), Barbara Pearson, Krisztina Laki, Annett Andriesen.
In season 2006/2007 Elena received 1 prize in Television competition "Special Voice" (Opera) in the Netherlands. In 2015 she was in the top three of opera singers on Classic Radio 4 in season 2014/2015.
Elena sings opera, chamber music and oratorio.