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Pianist Margarita Rovenskaya has performed extensively in the US and abroad, with recitals in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Zimmerli Museum, Ukrainian Museum, Teatro Machiavelli in Sicily, and Salmagundi Art Gallery, among others. Prizewinner of the American Music Talent Competition, Chopin Society Malaysia International Competition, WPTA Finland International Competition, Constantine the Great International Competition, Mary Smart International Concerto Competition, and American Fine Arts Festival. Margarita performs in several annual concert series such as Bach to the Future Concert Series, Young Masters Concert Series, MOZAIKA Concert Series, as well as the annual Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival held at the Ukrainian Museum in NYC.
Margarita has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists, including concertmaster of Russian orchestra Moscow Virtuosi, Alexey Lundin. She performed in the Savannah Philharmonic’s Larsen Spotlight Series as a Rising Star with a performance of Franck Quintet, in the Manchester Music Festival chamber series, and as part of the Bay Chamber Concert Series. Margarita has also performed several trios in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie hall as a winner of the Chamber Music Prize at the American Festival of Fine Arts. Her performances also include premieres of new music, including works commissioned for the acclaimed Desdemona Ensemble, of which she is the pianist.
Born in Ukraine, Margarita Rovenskaya began studying the piano at the age of six in Chicago. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in May 2012 and her Masters in Piano Studies at New York University in May 2014, where she also served as Adjunct Piano Faculty. She is earning her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Rutgers University, specializing in Czech music and folk influence in the classical tradition. She is based in New York, where she performs and enjoys teaching. She is Head of the Piano Department at Newark School Of The Arts, Piano Faculty at the Spence School, and spends summers teaching at Intermezzo Festival, LAYVIMF, and Envision Chamber Music Workshop.
Margarita is Board Member and Co-Chair of the Honors Program at the Piano Teacher Congress. She is certified in Social Media for Classical Musicians and Content Strategy, is currently on the Social Media Committee for the Leschetizky Association, and also runs an interview series on her own Instagram, showcasing career advice, discussions of musical genres and pieces, pedagogy, underrepresented composers and more.