Saturday, August 1, 2020
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$25 Adults (prepaid online), $28 At the Door, $5 Students (18 and under)
Award-winning Russian violinist Nikita Borisevich and pianist Margarita (Maggie) Loukachkina of the international award winning Borisevich Duo, will perform at the Wright Opera House on Saturday, August 1 at the Wright Opera House in Ouray. This is the second concert of the Dave and Mary Woods Concert Series.
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 twelve, he performs internationally 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). Borisevich was born into a musical family and started playing the violin at the young age of five, with his father being his first teacher. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the legendary Moscow Conservatory, with Maya Glezarova and Marina Keselman, and completed graduate diplomas as well as a second Master of Music Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore with renown violinists and pedagogues Victor Danchenko and Herbert Greenberg.
Loukachkina’s concert style represents the very best traditions of the Russian Piano School – flawless technique, impeccable sense of style and a beautiful tone. She gave her debut at the age of fifteen 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. A native of Russia, Loukachkina began her studies of piano at age five with the famed Russian pedagogue – Tatyana Schklovskaya. Shortly afterwards, she was accepted to continue her studies with Tatyana Schklovskaya at the prestigious Gnessin School of Music in Moscow, Russia where she studied for ten years. At only sixteen, Loukachkina was accepted into the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland to study with the world renown Russian pianist Alexander Shtarkman. There, she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music Degree.