My aim is to give the kids a taste of what it takes to be a professional orchestral musician. We learn to communicate as individuals to build a unified ensemble.

Mariya Borozina

Conductor of Galbraith Honor Strings

Mariya Borozina

Conductor of the Galbraith Honor Strings

Through both performance and pedagogy, Mariya Borozina demonstrates her unique musical heritage and conveys those qualities to the next generation of musicians. Born in Moscow, she graduated from the Gnessins School of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Marina Yashvili). She continued her studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she completed her postgraduate degrees. In addition to her musical upbringing in the esteemed Russian tradition, she worked with some of the great violinists in the west, such as Glenn Dicterow, Lisa Kim, Yoko Takebe, and Albert Markov.

After her studies, Ms. Borozina joined the first violin sections of both San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras, and also performs regularly with numerous chamber music groups in the Bay Area. Ms. Borozina brings her extensive knowledge of orchestral string playing into her work with the Galbraith Honor Strings, which she has directed since 2015. Her deep understanding of conducting and her passion for music education is formed by years of touring with international festival orchestras where she worked with some of the greatest conductors of our time, such as Sir Neville Marriner, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Gustavo Dudamel.

Ms. Borozina is honored to have collaborated with Dr. Camilla Kolchinsky, former Music Director and Conductor of Symphony, Sinfonietta, and Galbraith Honor Strings, and is proud to continue her legacy of taking young musicians to the next level.

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