Faina Agranov – violin and viola

Faina Agranov has concertized throughout the former SovietFaina Union, Eastern Europe and the United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She made her debut with the Moldova Symphony orchestra at the age of 11, followed by invitations to perform in many major cities of Russia, the Ukraine, and Belarus among others.

Ms. Agranov is a prizewinner of many competitions, including the Russian Young Artist Award, Moldova National Competition and Russian State Chamber Music Competition. As a chamber musician and a member of the orchestra she has performed in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Trinity Church, Barge Music, The Grand Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Hall.

A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory and the Central Music School for Gifted Children Ms. Agranov has studied with such renowned pedagogues as Zinaida Gilels and Valeriy Klimov. She also studied chamber music with Michail Kopelman, former first violinist of the Borodin and Tokyo String Quartets. As one of the first graduates of the prestigious Orchestra Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, she has worked very closely with Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic.

Ms. Agranov is on the faculty of the Westchester School of Music, Sylvan Academy of Music and Academy of Music at Ramapo College. She is a member of the Long Island Philharmonic and Glimmerglass Opera, and also plays with the New York City Opera.