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Music Lessons/Education

Meet the Faculty

Alexander Abayev ~ violin & viola.

Mr. Alexander Abayev's concert venues include solo appearances as well as chamber music recitals on the stages of various concert halls in New York City, Boston and Washington D.C. These include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Seully Hall, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and many others. He participates in numerous music festivals in the US and overseas - "Mountain Top" Piano and Strings Festival presented by Windham Chamber Music Festival, NY; "Arcadia Festival" in Maine; "Vladimir and Regina Horowitz" International Chamber Music Festival (Kiev, Ukraine); "Orlando Festival"- International Chamber Music Festival (the Netherlands).
He has studied and collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Earl Carlyss (Julliard String Quartet), Daniel Phillips (Orion String Quartet), Dmitri Shebalin and Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin String Quartet) and Norbert Brainin (Amadeus Quartet. As a member of the Forte String Quartet, Mr. Abayev was featured by Dennis Rooney in the February 2002, April 2005 and February 2006 issues of The STRAD Magazine and performed live on New York City's WNYC 93.9 radio station hosting by John Schaefer in May 2002. He is a winner of the Radio Record International Competition Concertino Prague, Vox Populi Special Prize at the First Music Festival of Regina and Vladimir Horowitz, The 7th Pierre Lantier International Competition in Paris, France and The 11th International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy. Native of Ukraine,. Alexander has moved to the US in 1997. He holds M.A. and Doctorate Degrees with honor from the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev, Ukraine. Mr. Abayev is a Professor of Violin at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. He is also Concertmaster of Westchester Chamber Orchestra and Bachanalia Soloists. E-mail

Marina Rogozhina ~ piano.
She holds a Doctoral Degree from renowned National Academy of Music of Ukraine where she has been teaching before departure to US in 1998.At the age of 8 she won Bach Competition. When she was 15, Mrs. Rogozhyna received the first prize at the National College Student Competition in Ukraine. In 1991 Maryna won All Union Piano Competition in Samara, Russia. Mrs. Rogozhyna extensively performs solo and chamber music recitals in Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Belgium and The Netherlands. Mrs. Rogozhyna’s concert engagements in the US include recitals at Weill Recital Hall, LeFrak Concert Hall, Donnel Library, Tenri Cultural Institute, Hunter Music Festival and Manhattan Virtuosi Concert Series. She is a faculty member at the Westchester Conservatory of Music in White Plains, NY.