Piano Duo “Inspiration” from Russia performs Philip R. Buttall – Sonata for piano 4-hands
About the artists
Marina Cherkasova was born on December 17, 1989 in the city of Astrakhan, Russia. She enrolled at the Volsky Music College (Saratov region) in 2005. Four years later she entered the Sobinov Saratov State Conservatory in the piano class of Tatyana Safonova. She has participated in concerts and festivals, performing both solo and chamber music.
Marina keeps an active concert schedule performing in Russia and abroad, as well as holding open master-classes. In 2017 Marina Cherkasova and Andrey Kudryakov formed a piano duo “Inspiration”. In August 2017, she created a musical project of a series of concerts in the cities of Russia called “Quattro misicians”.
Andrei Kudryakov was born on July 10, 1990 in the city of Samara, Russia. In 2005 he enrolled at the Samara Musical College. In 2016 Graduated from the Sobinov Saratov State Conservatory and finished his assistant-internship in the piano class of Prof. Albert Tarakanov.
Andrey is a prize winner of a number of national and international piano competitions in Russia, Greece, Italy, and Poland. He is a receipient of the President’s Prize-winning award. He actively performs as a soloist and a chamber musician in Russia and abroad.