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 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 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 National Arts Center's Young Artists Programme led by Pinchas Zukerman and ChamberFest at the Juilliard School. She has served as concertmaster with Verbier Festival Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland and Pacific Music Festival in Japan. Krechkovsky was personally invited by conductor Valery Gergiev to participate in his Russian Easter Festival in Moscow, where she was a concertmaster. She was also invited by conductor Charles Dutoit to take part in the Miyazaki International Music Festival, held in Japan.

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.

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.

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.