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Alissa Marguilis


Born in Germany into a family of Russian musicians, Alissa Margulis studied in Cologne, in Brussels and in Vienna. She made her first public appearance at the age of seven with the Budapest Soloists and has performed since then with numerous orchestras such as the Camerata Switzerland, Kremerata Baltica, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the SWR, NDR and the WDR Rundfunkorchester, or the Orchestre National de Lorraine among others. Alissa Margulis is an enthusiastic chamber music player and collaborates with artists such as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Julian Steckel, Ivry Gitlis, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Lilya Zilberstein, Paul Badura-Skoda and Polina Leschenko. She further appeared at Festivals as the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, the Wiener Festwochen, Lockenhaus, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, in Davos, Tours, Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier or the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, among others. Every year since 2005 Alissa Margulis has been invited to perform at Martha Argerich’s “Progetto” in Lugano.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/3/2015: Embassy of Romania presents Diana Ketler, Alissa Marguilis, and Razvan Popovici

The Kennedy Center joins in the celebration of the National Day of Romania! The directors of the SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, Romanian violist Razvan Popovici and London-based Latvian pianist Diana Ketler, along with German violinist Alissa Margulis, come together to perform a concert of the finest quality. The program will include works by Mozart, Enescu, Ravel, and a composition by Max Bruch that was inspired by a traditional Romanian Doina. 

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Alissa Marguilis