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Olga Kossovich - violin 1

Rachel Mossburg - violin 2

Gloria Burca - viola

Timothy Archbold - cello


Lyudmila Lakisova - piano


Olga Kossovich

Olga Kossovich was born in Moscow, Russia. She started her musical training at the preparatory classes of the Central Music School at the Moscow State Conservatory at age four, and at the same time she received her first violin lessons. Olga was accepted to the Central Music School in 2002, and while studying at this school she performed actively in concerts across Russia and abroad. 

During her studies at the music school she participated in several competitions, including the UFAM Concours de Musique, Paris, France, in 2005 and 2006. 
She is the winner of the third prize in the Demidov International Youth Violin Competition DeMYuKS-V in Yekaterinburg, Russia (2009) and the XVII Togliatti International Competition for Musicians (2012). 

In 2013, she graduated from the Central Music School and entered the Moscow Conservatory Tchaikovsky. 
During her time at the Conservatory, she participated in the III Savely Orlov International Music Competition Festival (Samara, Russia, 2015, II prize) and the First Rudolf Gummert International Young Performers Competition (Kazan, Russia, 2017, II prize.

 Upon graduating from the Moscow Conservatory, Olga joined the violin studio of Dr. Alejandro Drago at the University of North Dakota (UND) to pursue a Masters in Violin Performance.
During her time as a student in the USA, she obtained prizes in the GGFSO Young Artist Concerto Competition (Grand Forks, ND, 2019, I prize), the BSO Young Artist Competition (Bismarck, ND, 2019, I prize) and the Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition (St. Louis Park, MN, 2021, I prize). 

Olga is currently perusing her Doctor of musical arts degree at the Northwestern University under the guidance of Professor Gerardo Ribeiro. While obtaining her Doctoral degree, she was a winner a couple of more competitions in Chicago such as Samuel and Elinor Thaviu String Performance Competition (I Prize, 2022) and Musician Club of Women Annual Awards Competition 2023. 

Gloria Burca

 Gloria Burca is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music in Viola/Violin Music Performance and Pedagogy. Gloria is currently teaching music classes, private lessons, performing with orchestras and events throughout the Chicago area.

Gloria started playing violin at the age of 7, and picked up the viola additionally at the age of 15. During the years, Gloria has participated in many different music programs such as Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music Institute of Chicago Academy, Chicago Youth Music Festival Orchestra, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. 

Gloria has studied with Cyrus Forough, Alias & Roxanna Goldstein, SangMee Lee, Desiree Ruhstrat, and Stephen Wyrczynski. Gloria has toured with orchestras throughout Europe the summer of 2012 performing various styles of music. 
At the age of 17, Gloria won the DePaul Concerto Competition and debuted with the DePaul Symphony Orchestra.

Gloria has been teaching privately since 2008 and is the founder & instructor of Miss Glo’s Music Studio.

Gloria has a passion to create, produce, and arrange music. Gloria has composed, produced, and performed on STAY EP released on online streaming services in 2017.

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Lyudmila Lakisova

Highly sought after Chicago-based chamber musician, piano collaborator, and pedagogue, Lyudmila Lakisova has performed in many well-known venues, such as Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Harris Theater in Downtown Chicago, Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia, and Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as internationally in Belarus, Russia, Germany, China, and Italy, and toured extensively in England with violinist Drostan Hall and in Africa and Asia with Trio Chicago & Friends She given performances in the Steinway Society Concert series, Stradivari Society, and was featured on WFMT with Kerry Frumkin and in the Myra Hess Concert Series at the Cultural Center Downtown Chicago. 

Lyudmila has been a featured soloist and ensemble performer with many orchestras in the Chicago area, including the North Shore Chamber Orchestra, Wheaton Symphony, West Suburban Symphony, Camerata Chicago, and the Landolfi Piano Trio. 

In addition to her successful solo and chamber career, Lyudmila has become well known in Chicago music circles as a collaborative pianist, accompanist, and chamber coach. She collaborated with conductors Drostan Hall, Alexander Platt, pianist Irina Lupines, singer Don Caasch, as well as violinists Yossif Ivanof, Olga Kaler, Julian Rachlin, Kristof Barati, among others.

Lyudmila is also a chamber music coach at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, pianist for the Chicago Master Singers, piano faculty at the New Music School, part time pianist at Northwestern University, accompanist for Chicago Music Pathway Initiative, as well as an accompanist at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.

Born in Minsk, Belarus, Lyudmila received her Master’s degree in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Chamber Music, and later a Doctorate in Collaborative Piano from Belorussian State Conservatory of Music, and before her move to the United Sates, was a recital pianist and accompanist for the Belorussian State Philharmonic Chamber Choir and performed with the Belorussian State Symphony.

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