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MARIANNA is an outstanding group of local artists featuring traditional to contemporary music sung in languages from all over the world, including English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and more.
Two voices blended beautifully to create a pleasant experience for a listener that will stay for days after the performance. With their own arrangement and accompaniment, Marina Belenky on keyboard, Anna Vasilevskaya on guitar, along with a talented bass player-Oleg Ruvinov. All three of them have successful professional careers in music and have a great stage presence and experience.
Trio MARIANNA is a perfect fit for any occasion and great for all ages: concerts, fundraiser's, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs. Bringing with them their own sound equipment they will be sure to put on an outstanding live performance that will make you sing and dance!
Their style ranges from traditional to contemporary - specializing in cabaret, jazz, latin, and world music - featuring well - loved favorites as well as unique global gems.
Marina Belenky holds the distinction of being one of the first Russian émigré artists in USA, to study for the cantorate and to serve as a full time female cantor in a congregation. After graduating from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music, Marina left Russia in search of religious and artistic freedom. In 1982, she continued her studies at the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College and was invested as a cantor in 1986. She is accomplished performer, choral conductor and teacher.
Anna Vasilevskaya (Stovall) was born in Novosibirsk, former Soviet Union. She studied in Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) in Moscow, then moved to United States in 1995, where she continued to perform in groups and as a soloist. She appeared in the Christmas Spectacular Show during 2003-2005 seasons, translated numerous Russian songs into English, and wrote and directed the original musical comedy "No Way" in 2008.
Oleg Ruvinov - started as a tuba and bassoon player in a middle school and studied classical music and jazz in Music College (Baku). 1985 - 1990 - studied in Gnesyn's Academy of Music Moscow, Russia. 1991-1996 - Soloist of a Lundstrem State jazz orchestra. He played with all major Russian jazz musicians of post-Soviet era and frequently toured around Russia, Spain, Finland, Poland, Germany, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Italy and Switzerland. Since 1997, he lives and performs in Seattle, Washington.
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