Violin Piano Lessons

About

Michael (Mikhail) Dvoskin

violinist/conductor, graduated from the Moscow State College of Music earning a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance in 2002.He also earned a Master of Music degree in violin performance in 2007 from the Maimonid State Academy of Classical Art.Having performed with a number of internationally recognized radio and television orchestras, Michael was a member of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra having performed under world class conductors as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Maxim Shostak­ovich, and Valery Polyansky. He also toured with the orchestra throughout England(London Royal Albert Hall), Czech Republic (Prague Philharmonic Hall), and Spain (for the Royal Family).As conductor, Michael has conducted both chamber and symphony orchestras throughout Russia to include local orchestral ensembles in Moscow, in addition to having served as assistant conductor for the Maimonid SACA Symphony Orchestra.  In San Diego, Michael has maintained a private violin studio since 2007 and performs regularly with his pianist wife, Katherine (Ekaterina) Petrosyan. In 2011, Michael received a violin teacher position at the Bishop's School.

Katherine Petrosyan

pianist/accompanist, graduated from the Moscow State College of Music earning a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance in 2003. She also earned a Master of Music degree in piano performance in 2008 from and her Master of Music Degree from the Maimonid State Academy of Classical Art-having studied with internationally respected pianist, Victor Derevianko—who was a student of famed piano pedagogue, Heinrich Neuhaus. Katherine has received numerous honors in international piano competitions to include international piano festivals of Lithuania, and Tel-Hai (Israel), including the Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Moscow, Russia. While in Israel, Katherine had the opportunity to study with famed pianist, Nikolai Petrov.Active as a performer since 1992, Ms. Petrosyan has concertized throughout Russia, Siberia, Armenia, Lithuania, Israel and the United States having performed in such venues as the Small Hall of Moscow, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow, the Music Hall of the Gnesin Russian Academy, the Music Hall Museum of Glinka, and the International Music Hall of Svetlanov in Moscow.In addition to her performing career, she has professionally accompanied solo instrumentalists and choirs throughout Russia and the United States, having been offered an accompanying contract by the esteemed Bolshoi Ballet just prior to her relocation to the United States. In San Diego, Katherine currently accompanies for such local institutions as Point Loma Nazarene University, the University of San Diego, the University of California at San Diego. Katherine also maintains a private studio and performs regularly with her violinist husband, Michael (Mikhail) Dvoskin, while currently serving as accompanist for the  Grossmont College and East Village Community Church of San Diego.