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Pianist: Marianna Rashkovetsky

June 12, 2005 10:45 PM EST | Music | Email to Friend

View large imageMarianna Rashkovetsky was born in Moscow. At the age of six she began studying piano with Julia Nebolsin. In 1971 she was accepted for study at the prestigious Gnessin College of Music, one of the oldest music schools in Russia. Graduating with honors, she then entered Gnessin Academy of Music, where she continued her education with Lina Bulatova, the distinguished pedagogue who had studied with both Elena Gnessina and the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus.

After completing her studies, Ms. Rashkovetsky served on the faculties of the Dunaevsky School of Music, and the Allegro Center for Music and Aesthetics, in Moscow. In addition, she performed throughout the former Soviet bloc, including Russia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria.

In 1990, Ms. Rashkovetsky emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, and is now a U.S. citizen. She is a founder and the artistic director of the Russian-American Music Association (RAMA), which was established in 1997 to foster Russian music traditions and facilitate communication between the musical communities of the two nations. She is also a founding member of the RAMA Trio. Ms. Rashkovetsky teaches privately and on the faculty of Indian Hill Music Center.

Ms. Rashkovetsky performs frequently in the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. In 2003, she performed recitals as part of two international music festivals -- chamber music for "Les Floraisons Musicales" in Chateauneuf du Pape, France, and, solo piano for "Armoie Sotto la Rocca", in Brecsia, Italy. In addition, she gave several solo recitals in and around Boston. In February 2004, she was soloist with The Moscow Chamber Orchestra, performing three Bach concertos at Hesston College in Kansas, and at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachesetts.

She has recorded works by Scarlatti, Bach, Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Grieg and Liszt. Her debut CD on the Angelok label was released in May of 2002, followed by two additional CDs released in 2003 and 2004.

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