Born and raised in Leningrad. My parents told me at the age of two and a half years, I approached a small piano which was in the house, and became one finger the melodies of the piece I had heard my sister practicing. After that, the parents immediately started me on piano lessons. After turning six years old, was taken to a music school. To the disappointment of parents, all of the piano were taken and remained the only violin. So I became the beginning of the violin.
In general, the music school, she spent twenty years, including the Music School,. Rimsky-Korsakov and Saint-Petersburg Conservatory.
During the last year at the conservatory, I became a member of the Kirov Opera Orchestra under the direction of Konstantin Simeonov, Yuri Temirkanov and Valery Gergiev. In 1985, Mr.. took first place at the All-Russia competition of violin. Shortly thereafter, appears in several Russian cities in the local bands. Shortly after graduating from the conservatory began to teach there. Then came the idea of creating a string quartet. Together with Leonid Shukaevym prepares the nationwide competition for string quartet.
Then there were the concerts around the world. It is hard to find a place where a quartet has not visited, if only in Africa. It is true, and there he was soon going to go. Other interests - this is a dog (her German Shepherd, Arnold), the elderly, children, ocean, and traveling with his family. Husband Misha - photographer and an expert on stringed instruments. Two sons - Misha and Dima. Also bring pleasure meeting new people and teaching.
Violin has taught since 1987. St. Petersburg Conservatory. Many of her students win contests. Last year, her student Maria Bessmeltseva won second place in the St. Petersburg International Chamber Music Competition. Recently student Daniel Austrich won first place in the competition "Jugend Musiziert" (Germany).
Since 1999. quartet works in Oberlin College in leading quartets and other ensembles. This year, one of these groups - String Quartet "Erato" (Erato String Quartet) - won the Grand Prix at the competition of chamber ensembles in California.
. Photo Aranovskaya Alla