Many years teaching students piano of all ages.
BM Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory. Masters of Piano Studies from NYU.
Active soloist and chamber musician, pianist Margarita R. has performed in the US and abroad, performing recitals in several community venues as well as recitals at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall as an American Fine Arts Festival prizewinner, at Steinway Hall, and at NYU Black Box Theatre for several tribute concerts and recitals. Winner of the Mary Smart International Concerto Competition, Westminster Piano Concerto Competition and Connecticut Young Artist Competition, Margarita has also performed and studied internationally at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany and the International Academy of Music at Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, as well as festivals such as the Summit Music Festival, and PianoSummer at New Paltz, Beethoven Institute at Mannes, and Round Top Festival Institute, where she was the pianist in the orchestra of the US premier of Frank Ticheli’s Clarinet Concerto. In 2010, Margarita also premiered Christopher Dietz’s Sonoromoro for chamber orchestra, piano and percussion. She especially enjoys chamber music and often plays with colleague and cellist Kevin Mills, performing at California State University at Fullerton this summer. In summer of 2013, Margarita performed six chamber works in six weeks as part of the Manchester Music Festival chamber series. This summer she ran and helped organize the international Summit Music Festival, where she also performed both solo and chamber music. Born in Ukraine, Margarita began her piano studies at the age of six. She is a graduate of MSM Pre-College, studying with Efrem Briskin, and received her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in May 2012, studying with Peter Takacs. Studying with Eteri Andjaparidze, she graduated with her Masters in Piano Studies from New York University in May 2014, where she also served as Adjunct Piano Faculty. She is currently based in New York, where she is piano faculty at several studios and schools.