"Her playing is generous in tone,
full-blooded in expression, passionate and confident,
evidently fired by love for and commitment to the music".

Marina Tarasova is a Russian cellist, the winner of international competitions in Prague, Florence, Paris, the laureate of the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.

She was born in Moscow and lives here. Her father is famous hypnotherapist Alexander Dovzhenko. Marina inherited love of music from her mother Lydia Tarasova, a double bass player. Marina Tarasova started playing the cello at the age of 6. She studied in Gnessin School with Alexander Fedorchenko and in the Moscow State Conservatory with Natalia Shakhovskaya.

Marina Tarasova’s wide repertoire covers works of the composers from the 17th century to the 20th. She has worked with many famous musicians, such as Mikhail Pletnev, Mariss Jansons, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kurt Masur, Edward Grach, Yuri Bashmet. As a soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society, she performed in many countries. Her CDs and vinyl records have been published by labels Alto, Olympia, Nothern Flowers, Musical Concepts, Regis, Russian Disc, Melodiya.