Moldovan-Spanish violinist Xenia Gogu specializes in historical performance, combining solo, chamber music, and orchestra projects as part of her artistic life. She is a prizewinner at the Göttingen Händel Competition and at the Biagio Marini Early Music Competition alongside her chamber music partners, performing with them at the Kölner Philharmonie and at the Semana de Música Antigua Estella-Lizarra in Spain amongst others. She is a core member of Parnassus, having performed with them at the Festival Laus Polyphoniae in Belgium.
Xenia is currently studying Early Music at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen with Veronika Skuplik. She has previously obtained her Master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and her Bachelor’s degree at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik Berlin. She also attended the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid with Prof. Zakhar Bron. She participated in masterclasses with Amandine Beyer, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, Mauricio Fucks, Natalia Boyarski, Eduard Grach amongst others.
Her interest in historically informed performance practice brought her into taking part in the Apprentices Programme of Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the participation in the Collegium Vocale Gent Academy under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe. She is a co-founder of the Festival Impulso in La Palma. Further orchestral experiences include the Akademie Programme at the Runfunks Sinfonieorchester Berlin, as well as regular collaborations with Kammerakademie Potsdam Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein.