Russian born violinist Marina Kitaychik is a very active soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She began to study violin at the age of five. By the time she was eight she began to perform with the Philharmonic Orchestra of her hometown. At the age of 17 she was accepted by the Moscow State Conservatory where she studied with Alexander Vinnitski. While a student there she was already teaching at Conservatory's Preparatory Division. After moving to the United States she continued her studies at the Mannes College of Music where she earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees studying with Nina Beilina and Todd Phillips.
Ms. Kitaychik has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Unated Nations's Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space in NYC, Bolshoy and Malyi Halls of Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and other centers of the performing arts throughout Russia. As a winner of the Violin Soloist Competition, she performed Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Mannes Orchestra under the direction of Samuel Wong. Her other solo appearances with the orchestras included Spectrum Symphony, One World Symphony, and Doctors Orchestra of New York. She attended Schleswig-Holstein Festival and participated in master classes with such distinguished musicians as Mstislav Rostropovich, Midori and Pamela Frank.
Currently she serves as Concertmaster of Dicapo Opera Theatre Orchestra in New York City. She also plays regularly with New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, and Connecticut Grand Opera Orchestra.
Marina won the first prize in the All-Russian Young Artist Violin Competition and the second prize in the All-Russian Chamber Music Competition. She has also received a scholarship from the International Musical Program for gifted young artists "New Names." Many of her performances have been broadcasted by WQXR radio in New York City.