Russian duo in concert April 14

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner

Margarita (Maggie) Loukachkina and violinist Nikita Borisevich will perform at Christ Church on April 14 at 4 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE — The Christ Church Cambridge Concert Series will present pianist, Margarita (Maggie) Loukachkina and violinist, Nikita Borisevich, on April 14 at 4 p.m. Included in the program will be selections by Elgar, Grieg, and Rachmaninoff.

Ms. Loukachkina gave her debut at the age of 15 at the Mishler Theatre (Pa.) performing the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.

After claiming first prizes at several competitions in the US (the 2004 Nittany Valley Young Soloist Competition, State College, Pa. and the 2005 Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, Williamsport, Pa.) Margarita performed the Grieg concerto with the Nittany Valley Symphony as well as the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Loukachkina is a major prize winner of many international competitions such as the Louisiana International Piano Competition and the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris, France.

Margarita’s performances were broadcast on radio (WBJC, KTEP) and TV. Her concert style represents the very best traditions of the Russian Piano School — flawless technique, impeccable sense of style and a beautiful tone.

In the 2015-2016 season Margarita and her husband, violinist Nikita Borisevich, were invited to be artists-in-residence at the El Paso Pro Musica Festival in Texas as well as performances in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

A native of Russia, Margarita began her studies of piano at age 5. Shortly afterwards, Margarita was accepted to continue her studies at the prestigious Gnessin School of Music in Moscow, Russia where she studied for 10 years.

At only 16, Margarita was accepted into the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Degree there.

Margarita is the director of Applied Music at the Garrison Forest School in addition to being on piano and theory faculty there, at the Peabody Preparatory and the McDonogh School.
She resides in Baltimore with her husband, violinist Nikita Borisevich, and their little son, Marc.

Award-winning Russian violinist, Nikita Borisevich, is known for the precocious depth and sensitivity in his playing and utterly finessed technique. Since his debut with the Perm Opera Symphony Orchestra at the age of 12, he has performed in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Latvia, Russia, Spain and across the United States on renowned stages such as the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Manuel de Falla Auditorium (Granada, Spain) and Shriver Hall (Baltimore).

Christ Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Church and High streets. There will be a reception following the concert.

Tickets are $10 at the door with students free. For information call the church at 410-228-3161.

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