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Maria Begacheva

About Maria Begacheva

Maria Begacheva is a new Adjunct Lecturer of Lower Strings at Pittsburg State University. Maria has received her Master’s degree in Cello Performance in 2020 and is currently working on her Graduate Certificate in Cello Performance under the direction of Daniel Veis at Park University, International Center for Music. In 2017 - 2018 she was a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois under the direction of Dmitry Kouzov. Maria received her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from the Wichita State University where she studied with Leonid Shukaev and worked as a teaching assistant at the Wichita State University School of Music. In Russia, Maria studied in the St. Petersburg State Conservatory under Alexey Massarsky, attended 2010-2012. Under Olga Rudneva, in 2010 Maria received her degree in Music Performance and Education from the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Academy.

In 2010 Maria participated in a Chamber Musical Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, where she took master classes from the members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. That same year her quartet was selected to participate in the musical series ”News of Shostakovich” at the Society of Composers in St. Petersburg where they performed the Eighth quartet of Shostakovich. Maria is a winner of several music competitions in the United States and Russia, including second place at the International Youth Festival-Competition “Window to Europe,” numerous awards at the Wolff-Bing chamber music competition at Wichita State University, and the alternate award at the Music Teachers National Association Competition for Kansas. In summer 2017 Maria was invited to work at Opera in the Ozarks, Arkansas. In September 2017 she received a position of an Associate Principal at the Sinfonia da Camera Chamber Orchestra. Maria Begacheva is a devoted teacher, an experienced chamber musician, looking forward to continuing her education, and pursuing her goal to become a professional musician.


  • Performer's Certificate, Park University, Missouri, U.S.A. (In Progress)
  • M.M. Park University, Missouri, U.S.A.
  • B.M. Wichita State University, Kansas, U.S.A.
  • Diploma in Music Education and Orchestral Performance Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music, St. Petersburg, Russia
Maria Begacheva
Maria Begacheva
Lecturer - Cello and Bass

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