Marta Krechkovsky

Ukrainian violinist Marta Krechkovsky joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2014-2015 season. An experienced performer of orchestral and chamber music, she has been a substitute player with the New York Philharmonic and was invited to perform with World Orchestra for Peace as a tribute to Sir Georg Solti on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Krechkovsky has participated in numerous music festivals such as Verbier Festival Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland where she has served as a concertmaster as well as Pacific Music Festival in Japan where she was a concertmaster as well. She also took part in the Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan and was personally invited by conductor Valery Gergiev to participate in his Russian Easter Festival in Moscow, where she was a concertmaster. She is currently a violinist with the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

An active chamber musician, Krechkovsky has appeared in New York concert halls such as Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Bargemusic in Brooklyn, as well as Kitara Chamber Music Hall in Sapporo, Japan, and was featured on RAI Live Radio in Milan, Italy.  A few recent chamber music highlights include a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with Yo-Yo Ma as well as performance of Brahms’ Sextet No. 2 with Julian Rachlin at the Grand Teton Music Festival. 

Marta is a member of the Clarion Quartet. A quartet formed by members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra that specializes in Entartete Musik. Quartet’s mission is to gives a voice to great composers who have suffered the injustices of suppression and imposed silence. Clarion Quartet’s debut album, Breaking the Silence, was released in February of 2018 on the TYE/Naxos label.

She became a prizewinner at Kocian International Violin Competition in Czech Republic at the age of 10 and was a top-prize winner at Canadian Music Competition in Montreal. As a soloist, Krechkovsky has appeared with numerous orchestras in her native Ukraine, including the Lviv State Symphony Orchestra. In Canada, she has performed with Canadian Chamber Academy, Toronto Sinfonietta, Oshawa-Durham Symphony and Canada Pops Orchestra as a top winner of the Toronto Music Competition. In 2013, she performed Bach's Double concerto with Joshua Bell and Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra during their Asia tour.

Krechkovsky began studying violin at the age of six with her father, Orest Krechkovsky. She received her earlier training at Young Artists Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where she studied with Atis Bankas. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where she studied with Glenn Dicterow and a Professional Studies degree in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim.