Violinist Marija Alkhovik originally from Saint Petersburg attended the Mstislav Rostropovich Music School studying with Larisa Smolyanskaya. She then graduated from the Musical College of Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov. She is currently studying at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory studying with Professor Sergey Niculshin.

Ms. Alkhovik is a Prizewinner of various international violin competitions including the Grand Prix at International Competition – Festival “Costa- Barcelona” in combination vocal-violin performance (Barcelona, Spain 2012), First Prize and Diploma of the 20th International Competition of Junior Creativity named after Dmitry Shostakovich (Saint Petersburg, Russia 2012), First Prize of the International Competition Rizhskaya Simphonia (Latvia, Riga 2013) and First Prize of the International Violin Competition “Saint Petersburg Spring” (Saint Petersburg, Russia 2014).

In March of 2014 she was named a Winner of State Prize of Saint Petersburg Government called YOUNG TALENTS (Saint Petersburg, Russia 2012) Maria performed on such stages as the Maryinsky Theatre, Big Hall of Philharmonia of D.D. Shostakovich, Small Hall of Philharmonia of M.I. Glinka, St. Petersburg State Academic Capella, Marble Palace, Sheremetyevsky palace, Concert Hall of A.K. Glazunov, House of composers.