On June 1st, 2014, Zino Bogachek and Anna Balakerskaia
Ukrainian-born American violinist, Zino Bogachek, known for his uncompromising individuality and wide-ranging musical interests, has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator throughout the former USSR, Poland, Austria, Italy, Mexico and the U.S. His appearances as soloist have included performances with Lviv Philharmonic, Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Centennial Philharmonic, Acton Chamber Orchestra, Cape Ann Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Triptych Chamber Orchestra and Summer Music from Greensboro Festival Orchestra, inspiring the leading US press to remark “Mr. Bogachek displayed a soundness technique with meticulous care lavished on every detail” and “expert technique, emotional expressiveness and a firm sense of partnership”. In addition to performing accomplishments he was a recipient of Boston University Directors Award, received Honorary Diplomas from several international competitions and was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda Chapter of the National Music Honor Society.
Mr. Bogachek has participated in the National Virtuosi Festival in Ukraine, the Haydn Festival in Austria; and Summer Music from Greensboro Festival, where he has served as concertmaster and orchestra leader.
Mr. Bogachek is an active recording artist. His most recent CD recorded in a collaboration with a renown pianist Anna Balakerskaia was released on Vernissage Records and includes original compositions and transcriptions by David Rubinoff.
A graduate of Lviv Conservatory, he continued his studies at the Vienna Academy of Music and Boston University. His teachers have included M. Veitzner, Y. Mazurkevich, E. Lehner and B. Senofsky. Mr. Bogachek was a Principal Second Violin at the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra before joining the the Washington National Opera Orchestra / Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in 1999. Mr. Bogachek’s served on a faculty at Columbia Union College (2003-2008) and, George Mason University (2008-2011). He is an Artist in Residence at the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps.
Anna Balakerskaia received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and was later appointed Faculty Member of the Moscow and the St. Petersburg State Conservatories. In St. Petersburg she studied piano with the renowned pianist and master teacher Nadeszda Golubovskaia and chamber music with world famous chamber musician Prof. Tamara Fidler. Ms. Balakerskaia has collaborated with such noted artists as Leonid Kogan, Kirill Kondrashin, Victor Tretyakov, Daniel Shafran, Dmitri Tziganov, Vladimir Landsman, and Michael Ganvarg among others. Her concert tours have taken her to Germany, Switzerland, Holland, France, Belgium, Italy, Finland, United States, Canada, and Argentina, having performed in some of the great halls of the world such as Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau of Paris, The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Teatro Colon in Buenos-Aires, Palais des Arts in Montreal, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Corcoran Gallery, National Gallery of Arts, and Library of Congress. Ms. Balakerskaia is a recording artist. She has performed and recorded as a founding member of “Ensemble da Camera” of Washington, which is among the country’s finest ensembles in its configuration. Ms. Balakerskaia has also made recordings with other local and international artists. Ms. Balakerskaia has been awarded many prizes, among them three times the “Best Accompaniment Diploma” of the International Tchaikowsky Competition in Moscow. Ms Balakerskaia is the Faculty member at the George Mason University. She is also on the faculty of the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. She is a sought-after teacher and gives master classes throughout Unites States and Europe. She also teaches at International Summer Music Festivals in Holland, Germany, and Russia. Her students have been winners of multiple competitions, both in the USA and Europe.