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Masha Andreini

Masha Andreini was born in Moscow, Russia, where she began studying violin at the age of 6 with her father, Lev Chistyakov. She received her education at Moscow Central Special Music School and at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990, she received a full scholarship to study with Almita and Roland Vamos at the University of Minnesota. During her studies, she won several concerto competitions and participated in the Paganini Competition in Genoa (Italy) and in the Bach Competition in Germany. She has given numerous recitals in Russia, Europe, and the United States, and has performed with prominent orchestras, such as the Gorky Symphony (Russia), Orquesta de Julian Orbon (Spain), and the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra, both as soloist and as an orchestra member. She received her Bachelor's degree and Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory. In 1997, she became a permanent member of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. Presently, she teaches at Cuyahoga Community College and performs with different groups in the Cleveland area. Masha resides in Shaker Heights, with her husband and two sons.