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Mariya Borozina

First Violin

Mariya Borozina has been a member of the first violin sections of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra since 2004, and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 2007.

 

Born in Moscow, Russia, Mariya began playing the violin at the age of 5, following in the footsteps of her violinist father. Starting at the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music , she continued her studies at the Moscow Conservatory, class of Marina Yashvili. After moving to the US, she earned a postgraduate degree at Manhattan School of Music studying with Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, Yoko Takebe, and Albert Markov. 

 

Participation in a number of international music festivals, including Verbier Festival Orchestra where she served as a concertmaster, Lucerne Festival Academy, Institute Attergau, and others took her around the globe and gave her an opportunity to work with the great conductors of our time, such as James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Neville Marriner, Arcangelo Viotti, Mariss Jansons, Neemi Jarvi and many others. 

 

An avid chamber music player, she has appeared as part of several local groups, including Eos Ensemble and Farallon Quintet. She performs at various chamber music series including MOTH, the San Francisco Noontime Concert series and is a Concertmaster and a soloist for the Russian Chamber Orchestra. She appears with other groups including SF Academy Orchestra, Midsummer Music Festival and is a substitute with the San Francisco Symphony.

 

As an educator, Mariya often coaches chamber groups and orchestras, performs at outreach programs, is frequently invited to judge local music competitions and teaches privately. Since 2015 she is on the faculty of Golden State Youth Orchestra and is a conductor for Galbraith Honor Strings. Mariya resides in Millbrae with her husband and their daughter.

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