Born in Ukraine, Margarita Rovenskaya began studying the piano at the age of six in Chicago. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in May 2012, her Masters in Piano Studies at New York University in May 2014, and is currently earning her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Rutgers University. Ms. Rovenskaya is currently based in New York City. She is Co-Adjunct faculty at Rutgers University, served as Adjunct Piano Instructor at New York University, and is currently piano faculty at several studios and schools in NYC. Her teachers include Efrem Briskin, Peter Takacs, Eteri Andjaparidze, and Vladimir Valjarevic.
Pianist Margarita Rovenskaya has performed extensively in the US and abroad, with recitals in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall, and is a prize winner of the Constantine the Great International Competition, WPTA Finland International Competition, Mary Smart International Concerto Competition, Connecticut Young Artist Competition, and American Fine Arts Festival.
Ms. Rovenskaya's solo performances include international venues at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany, the International Academy of Music at Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, as well as festivals such as the Tel Hai Piano Masterclasses, Jarna Festival Academy, Summit Music Festival, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Beethoven Institute at Mannes, and Round Top Festival Institute. In the summer of 2014, she ran the international Summit Music Festival as General Manager, where she also performed both solo and chamber music.
Ms. Rovenskaya especially enjoys chamber music, and has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists, including concertmaster of Russian orchestra Moscow Virtuosi, Alexey Lundin. In summer of 2013, she also performed in Vermont as part of the six-week Manchester Music Festival chamber series. In the summer of 2015, Margarita was Visiting Artist and Piano Fellow at the Heifetz Institute, where she coached and performed the chamber music of quintets and trios, as well as with her duo partner, cellist Kevin Mills. Ms. Rovenskaya has performed several trios in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie hall as a winner of the Chamber Music Prize at the American Festival of Fine Arts. Her performances also include premieres of new music, such as the US premier of Frank Ticheli’s Clarinet Concerto, where she was the orchestral pianist, and Christopher Dietz’s premiere of Sonoromoro for chamber orchestra, piano and percussion.