In the orchestra since 2022
Since the age of 6, Margarita Rybkina has performed on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre as an artist of a children’s troupe, as well as part of the orchestra of the Galina Vishnevskaya Educational Theatre. She has been playing the double bass since she was 13. Since 2018, she has been a student at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor Rustem Gabdullin’s class). Since 2022, along with her studies at the conservatory she has been working in the musicAeterna orchestra.
She has taken part in master classes of such double bassists as Artem Chirkov, Grigory Krotenko, Petru Iuga, Alexander Belsky, Katalin Rotaru, Roman Patkoló, and others. At the Conservatory she attended Tatiana Shatkovskaya’s optional course in composition and classes in instrumentation and techniques of a modern ensemble by composer Olga Bochikhina.
Margarita Rybkina maintains active concert career as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles. She has performed concerts and performances at the Bolshoi Theatre, the St. Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonic Halls, the State Academic Capella, the halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, and other venues. Participated in the OPERA LAB, the Russian Seasons festival in Italy (2018), in the projects of the Studio for New Music at the Moscow Conservatory and the festival-laboratory of contemporary music Gnesin Week. She is a frequent participant of the Diaghilev Festival in Perm.
She has collaborated with such collectives as the Moscow Conservatory Concert Symphony Orchestra (2018–2022), the Moscow chamber orchestras Entre Nous, Fiori musicali, MIRA orchestra, Studio for New Music ensemble, and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Volga Region (2021).
Since the 2020/2021 season, she has been the concertmaster of the double bass group of the Moscow Conservatory Student Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anatoly Levin. During her time in the musicAeterna orchestra, she has worked with such conductors as Vladimir and Mikhail Yurovsky, Thomas Sanderling, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Lazarev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Alexander Rudin, Valentin Uryupin, and others.