MIRA MARCHENKO, Children /Junior Division

Gianluca Luis

Mira A. Marchenko studied at the Central Music School in Moscow, which she graduated in 1981 (class of A.A. Bakulov, former student of G.G. Neuhaus). In 1986, she graduated from the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (MGK), in 1989 – postgraduate course (class of Prof. O.I. Ivanov, student of L.N. Oborin and E.G. Gilels). Since then Miroslava literally became the “heiress” and continuer of the traditions of the great Russian pianistic school.
Ms Marchenko is a laureate of the International Piano Competition in London, winner of a special EPTA prize for outstanding achievements in the field of pedagogy; she is a laureate of the 1st International P. Vladigerov Piano Competition, diploma-winner at the F. Busoni and Rachmaninoff International Competitions, laureate of the All-Russian Competition of Piano Duets named after M. Balakirev. She has regularly participated in major international festivals: Hungary (1982), USA (1988), Spain (1990), Ukraine (2008 and 2011), Lithuania (2010) etc.
Miroslava Marchenko gives solo recitals and concerts of chamber music, performs with symphony orchestras. Her performing repertoire includes the widest range of musical and historical heritage – from baroque to modern times.
Since 1986 M.A. Marchenko has been teaching a special piano at the Central Music School.
She is the Chairman of the jury of the International Competition of Grand Prix “Golden Talents” (Kursk, Russia), a member of the jury of the Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Competition of Pianists (Moscow, Russia), the Chairman of the Jury of the International Competition of Pianists, Violinists and Cellists “YOUNG MUSICIAN 2019” (Tallinn , Estonia), a member of the jury of the children’s music festival “Simurg” (Baku, Azerbaijan), international competitions in the framework of the association “Art and Education of the XXI Century” and others; actively participates in international forums, master classes for students and teachers.
She actively collaborates with the Vladimir Spivakov’s and “New Names” International Charitable Foundations.
Among her students there are many laureates of various international competitions.
Concerts of her students are held in the best halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg; they perform at major international festivals (Verbier, Salzburg , Festivals in the Baltic States, Georgia, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, USA, France, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, China, etc.; they collaborate with such conductors as V. Spivakov, V. Gergiev, V. Fedoseev, A. Sladkovsky, D. Batinis, R. Calderon, N. Khodzinsky, A. Solovyov, A. Rudin, A. Kashaev, Z. Gukkaev, A. Dadashev, P. Gerstein, I. Lerman and others.
In 2009 Ms Marchenko received the Appreciation of the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation for her great contribution to the development of culture and many years of fruitful work.
In 2013 she won the All-Russian contest “The best teacher of the children’s art school”.
In 2016 – 2019 Ms Marchenko has been the head of the special piano department of the CMS.
Since September 2018 M.A. Marchenko began teaching Special Piano at MGK.
In 2019 M.A. Marchenko was awarded the title of Honored Teacher of the Russian Federation.