Mira Alexeyevna Marchenko



Mira Marchenko graduated from the Central School of Music of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 1981 (class of A. Bakulov, student of G. Neigauz); in 1986 she graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, and in 1989 she completed an assistantship. Having studied under the teacher O. Ivanov, a pupil of L. Oborin and E. G. Gilels, Miroslava (the pianist's artistic name) is literally the "heir" and continuator of the traditions of the great Russian pianistic school.

Winner of the International Piano Competition in London, winner of the special prize of the ERTA for outstanding achievements in pedagogy.

Winner of the I International Piano Competition named after P. Vladigerov.

Diploma winner of the International F. Busoni Competition.

Diploma winner of the I International Rachmaninov Competition.

Winner of the All-Russian Balakirev Piano Duo Competition.

Miroslava Marchenko has participated in many international festivals: in Hungary (1982), USA (1988), Spain (1990), Ukraine (2008, 2011), Lithuania (2010) and others.

Miroslava Marchenko gives solo concerts, participates in chamber music evenings, and performs with symphony orchestras. Her repertoire includes a wide range of musical and historical heritage, from the Baroque to the present.

 Since 1986 M.A. Marchenko has been teaching special piano at the Central Music School. She was a jury chairman of the International Competition of Performing Arts Grand Prix "Golden Talents" (Kursk), a jury member of the Moscow International Piano Competition Vladimir Krainev (Moscow), jury chairman of the International Competition of Pianists, Violinists and Cellists "YOUNG MUSICIAN 2019" (Tallinn, Estonia), jury member of the children's music festival "Simurg" (Baku, Azerbaijan), international competitions within the association "Art and Education XXI century" and many others. She actively participates in international forums, master classes for students and teachers, takes part in concerts of masters of art, organizes many concerts for students of her class, as well as other students of the Central music school.

Mira Marchenko actively cooperates with the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation, as well as with the "New Names" charitable foundation headed by Denis Matsuev.

Among her students there are many winners of various international competitions, which were held in many countries of the world (the UK Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Greece, Russia, Kazakhstan). Many of them are recipients of scholarships and participants in programs of the Spivakov Fund and the New Names Fund. Concerts of the students of her class are held in the best concert halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg: Grand and Small halls of the Conservatory, Rachmaninov Hall, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the International House of Music, Philharmonic Hall-2, Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow Theater and Concert Hall of Pavel Slobodkin, State Academic Mariinsky Theater, Mariinsky Theatre-2 and other concert halls.

Mira Marchenko's students take part in such major international festivals as the Verbier Festival and the Salzburg Festival, as well as in music forums in the Baltic States, Georgia, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Armenia, the USA, Azerbaijan, France, Latin American countries, Portugal and China; they collaborate with such conductors as V. They have collaborated with such conductors as Spivakov, Gergiev, Fedoseyev, Sladkovsky, Batinis, Calderon, Khodzinsky, Solovyov, Rudin, Kashayev, Gukkaev, Dadashev, Gerstein and Lerman.

In 2009, Mira Marchenko received an acknowledgement from the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation for her great contribution to the development of culture and many years of fruitful work.

Laureate of international competitions, teacher of the special piano department of the TsMSh-AII, she was awarded the honorary title "Honored Teacher of the Russian Federation" in 2019.