Nadezda Tokareva by 2PbJE3

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									                                 Nadezda Tokareva
                   Violinist, Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra

Nadezda Tokareva was born in 1977 in Penza, Russia into a family of musicians. Her
violin studies began in Penza at the age of 5 at the local children's music school, and
continued at the Penza Music College where she studied under Professor L. S. Romadina
and graduated with honors in 1996. She then moved to Moscow, where she entered the
Moscow State Conservatory and studied with Professor E. D. Grach; she graduated in
2001, and then continued on with post-graduate work until 2003. She has subsequently
participated in several Master Classes in Italy and Israel. Nadezda is currently an
assistant Professor at the Moscow State Conservatory.

During her student years, Nadezda won awards at several prestigious international
competitions such as Third Prize at the 7th International Violin Competition in Kloster-
Schontal (Germany, 1997), the Grand Prix at the 1st International "Violin of the North"
Competition (Yakutsk, Russia, 1997), First Prize at the International A. Yampolksy
Violin Competition (Penza, 1999), and Second Prize at the I. Paganini Violin
Competition (Moscow, 2003).

Since 1999, Nadezda has been a soloist with the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic
Society, with whom she has performed numerous concerts in the great halls of Russia, as
well as concert venues throughout the former Soviet Republics, Europe, Israel, Turkey,
China, Vietnam, and the United States. Most of these concerts fall under the auspices of
the chamber group "Moskovia", directed by E. D. Grach, which is comprised of members
from the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra. Beyond her work with these
ensembles, Nadezda has worked with a number of Russian and international symphonic
and chamber orchestras - such as the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra, the
Moscow Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic Society", the Ukraine National
Symphony, the "Concertino" Chamber Orchestra (Germany), and the Amadeus Chamber
Orchestra of Poland. In addition, she has participated in several international music
festivals, in Macedonia, France, Spain, and the United States.

                                          Press
    "Tokareva was a standout through her taxing solo [on Tchaikovsky's Marche Slav],
her expressive violin shifting effortlessly from the muscular to the ineffably tender."
Daytona Beach News Journal (US)

    "Nadezda Tokareva... gave a moving, beautifully-toned performance of two
fragments for violin and orchestra by Tchaikovsky ("Souvenir d'un lieu cher")... it is hard
to imagine it being better performed than it was in this concert."
Cape Coral Daily Breeze (US)

								
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