BIOGRAPHY

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            Margarita's passion has taken her on a road trip though all the states of the USA, she is on a quest to popularize Classical Music through performances and music videos, filmed in the most beautiful places of this country. You can follow her on Youtube and Instagram. At this moment she's working on Eugène Ysaÿe's Six Sonatas for Violin Solo. And will perform them at Carnegie Hall on October 12, 2018. 

           Last year Ms.Krein has served in two symphony orchestras in Florida -- Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony, performing at Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami and Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, among other concert halls in South Florida. 

           At the age of 17 Margarita Krein made her highly acclaimed orchestral solo debut. Since then she has performed as a soloist with several orchestras across Europe and the United States. She has performed in major concert halls and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Dallas Symphony Hall, Florence Theater, Royal Academy of Music in London, Liberty Hall in Hollywood, and has performed several solo recitals on a Stradivarius violin in W.M.P.  Hall in New York.

            Margarita began music lessons with her mom at age 3, and adopted the violin as her instrument of choice by age 5. She was noted as a “rare talent” following her first solo at age 7. By age 12 she created a government funded music group, still ongoing today, helping to aid young musicians and singers in their career.

            Krein’s talents landed her a spot in Latvia’s prestigious Music School For The Gifted. In her pursuit for a top education she attended Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence, Mannes College in New York, obtained an Artist Diploma from Michigan State University College of Music, and a Bachelors of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music.

            Her performances gained her international notoriety, and earned her grants from the Clementi Foundation, ‘TILTS’ Talent Fund, the German-Latvian Cultural Foundation, the European Union Foundation, a Career Grant from the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation, and the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation.

            Margarita has won several international competitions in the United States, Europe and Russia, and has appeared on BBC radio, the “Concert Prodigy” TV show in the U.S., and on Latvian Classical Radio.

            Ms. Krein has served as the concertmaster of the International Chamber Soloists, touring the United States. As an active chamber musician, she has worked and collaborated with American String Quartet, Igudesman & Joo, Shanghai String Quartet, Quartetto di Fiesole, and Clavier Trio.

            She has performed as a soloist and chamber player at many leading classical music festivals around the world: International Academy of Music, Miami Summer Music Festival, SUMMIT Music Festival, AURORA Music Festival, EILAT Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, and many others in France, Italy, Germany,  Russia, Baltic countries, Czech Republic, Israel, Sweden, Slovenia, UK and the U.S. 

            Margarita has had the honor of working with world famous violinists and teachers such as Ida Haendel, Dmitri Berlinsky, Lucie Robert, Maxim Vengerov, Joseph Silverstein, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Gluzman, Grigory Kalinovsky, Viktor Tretyakov, and Sylvia Rosenberg among many others.

         Ms. Krein has a love for contemporary music and has worked with many living composers. She has performed and premiered works by John Corigliano, Giya Kancheli, Christopher Theofandis, Kevin Keller, Li Zong, and David Bateman.

            Margarita’s passion projects have included collaboration with ballet dancers, and combination of singing and violin playing at once. As well she showed her dedication and appreciation to composers such as Bach, Brahms and Prokofiev by performing and recording most of their works.

            And finally, Margarita’s dedication to charity. During the past few years she has performed at the COCA Foundation Gala in support of Autistic patients, for the ‘We Love You’ Foundation, performed in charity concerts for children with Down syndrome, and organized shows for Senior homes, public schools, and local libraries.