The founders of the Animato Foundation - Viorika and Maxim Dedikov.
Like Pablo Kazals, Maxim and Viorika placed their human beings in the center of their art. They were both born in 1987 on the Black Sea coast, Maxim in Odessa, Vorik in the Crimea, surrounded by musical families. Career was part of their life, developing quite naturally without struggle, so in their thoughts and desires there was always support in the creation of any musical, humanitarian projects in support of the country in which they were born. Life gave them the opportunity to get education at the leading European music academies, to engage with such great educators of our time as Z. Brona, N. Shakhovska, N. Gutman, F. Khmelerson, G. Hofman, D. Bashkirov and to cooperate, as well as to be partners with such great soloists and conductors as Y. Bashmet, V. Spivakov, Sergio Ozawa, Simon Ratel, etc. Musical critics described their game as appealing, which emits incredible sensuality and inspiration, but at the same time carries a profound semantic load. In 2008, Maxim was honored to play for the royal family of England, in 2012 the department awarded Maxim the honorary title of the best cellist of the year, the award handed him personally to the Queen of Spain, Sofia. Vorya from early childhood conducted an active concert activity and participated in all governmental cultural events of Ukraine. In 2006 he was awarded the National Prize "Woman of the Third Millennium". During the studies in Switzerland, she won all the most prestigious international competitions, and was honored to play violin Philius-Andrea Guarneri in 1714 from 2008-2012.
The "Charity Foundation Animate" project began its activities in September 2016 and aims to support and develop young talents in the field of classical musical performances. The first was a project in Western Ukraine with a number of concerts accompanied by the Chernivtsi Symphony Orchestra, followed by master classes with such outstanding musicians as Alexey Stadler, Sergey Kravchenko, Zakhar Bron, David Geringhas, Gary Hofmann. In Odessa, the regular viewer has the opportunity to hear the play of talented young musicians of the Animate fund. In the summer of 2018, the successful collaboration between the Foundation and the Youth Classics Festival, Switzerland, was held, and in September 2018, the young cellists of the Foundation were selected to take part in the master classes of the Kronberg Academy master classes. In October, Ternopil hosted a concert of young performers of the Animato Foundation accompanied by a symphony orchestra of the Ternopil Philharmonic. Also, the Animate Fund provided support in the form of special prizes to the laureates of contests - Silver Note of 2016 and Pro-Art 2017.
Maxim Dedikov -
Viorika Dedikova is a violin
Myroslava Ischenko - a violin
Katerina Varetskaya - cello
Kuchimova Martha - cello
Victoria Fortuchenko - cello