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Borisevich Duo – Nikita Borisevich, violin and Margarita Loukachkina, piano

Program

  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) - Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in C minor, Op.45 (1887) (26’)
  • I. Allegro molto ed appassionato
  • II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
  • III. Allegro animato-Prestissimo
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - “Tzigane” (1924)(10’)

The Borisevich Duo, featuring pianist Margarita Loukachkina and violinist Nikita Borisevich, is an internationally acclaimed violin and piano duet, frequently performing across the United States and Europe.

Mr. Borisevich and Ms. Loukachkina are winners of numerous international music competitions and have collectively performed on world renown stages such as The Kennedy Center( Washington, DC), Mozarteum University Salzburg (Salzburg, Austria), Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory( Moscow, Russia), Shriver Hall (Baltimore, Maryland), California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA), JCC Greater Washington (Rockville, MD) and Manuel de Falla Auditorium( Granada, Spain), among others.

The Borisevich Duo was a recipient of the inaugural Young Artist Development Series Award at The El Paso Pro Musica Festival in collaboration with Peabody Conservatory, and has since then been invited to do a residency at El Paso Pro Musica Festival and Sitka Summer Music Festival by Grammy-Award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey.

Most recently Nikita and Margarita made their debut at the Venetian Arts Society in Florida, the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, and gave performances in Metz, France and Luxembourg. The Borisevich Duo was named a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, in addition to making their debut at the Alden Theatre in McLean (VA), the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (NY), the Gualala Chamber Music Society in Gualala (CA), the Tuesday Concert Series in Washington, DC and the Evensong Concert Series in Silver Spring (MD).

In the 2022-2023 concert season the duo will be releasing their debut CD, which will feature a piece by award-winning American composer, Zach Gulaboff-Davis as well as works by Edvard Grieg and Cesar Frank. The Borisevich Duo will be launching their CD with a tour of the US and Europe in the summer of 2023.

About the Dame Myra Hess Concerts

The concerts are generously sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and by individual donors.

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