Nikita Burakovskiy

Nikita B.

Palmyra, PA

About Nikita B.

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Nikita teaches: Ages 4 and up
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Teaching since: 2002
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Overview

Hello!
My name is Nikita and I am a violin, viola and guitar instructor with 13 years of teaching experience. I work with international students of all ages at every skill level. So I am fully committed to the entire range of musical education.
Have you been contemplating professional music lessons? You have found the right teacher! I acquired a Master’s Degree in the St. Petersburg State Music Conservatory of Russia. For over 20 years of my musical study and career I was not only teaching, but successfully performing in numerous concerts and recitals as a solo/chamber ensemble/symphony orchestra performer. I am also a recipient of various awards for republic and international competitions, amongst which are the V International Competition, Ukraine, and XXXIII Republic Competition, Kazakhstan.
Do you think the lessons also should be interesting and fun? You’re right! For the best results you need to enjoy the entire process. That is why my lessons are always easy to understand, interesting and fun.
I would love the opportunity to assist in your growth and development in the musical arts and remember… you’re never too young or too old to start!!!

Photos and Videos

Guitar duo performances 2002-2015 Mozart Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Experience

Repertoire (solo)

Sep 1995 - Present
Self

• Henrik Wieniavsky: 1-st Concerto, 2-nd Concerto, “Faust” Phantasies, Polonaise D-dur, Polonaise A-dur, Scherzo-Tarantella, Variation on the Original Theme
• Niccolo Paganini: 1-st Concerto, 2-nd Concerto, Dance of the Witches, Caprices (included 24)
• Peter Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
• Yohan Sebastian Bach (violin solo): 1-st Sonata (whole); 1-st Partita (Allemande and Double); 2-nd Partita (whole); 3-ed Partita (Loure and Gavotte)
• Pablo de Sarasate: Andalusian Romance; Spain Dance; Introduction and Tarantella
• Amadeus Mozart: 1-st, 2-nd and 4-th Concertos
• Charles-Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
• Felix Mendelson: Concerto e-moll
• Pierre Rode: Caprices
• Rimsky Korsakov Golden Cockerel Fantasy (arr. by Efrem Zimbalist)

Volunteer

Jan 1995 - Present
Self

• Initiated and participated in numerous charity concerts in churches, orphanages, schools and veteran’s centers
• Volunteer tutor at various summer camps, successfully helping students to solve problems related to rhythm, intonation and technique

Symphony orchestras' performer

Sep 2001 - Nov 2015
Various symphony orchestras

• Orchestra of Radio and TV, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004-2015
• Orchestra of State Jazz Philharmonics, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006-2015
• State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008-2009
• Chamber Philharmonics of St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003-2010
• Symphonic orchestra of Rimski-Korsakov State Conservatory, Russia, 2005-2011
• Various Music Colleges Symphonic Orchestras, Russia, 2000-2005

Duo solo performing with organ

Mar 2006 - Oct 2008
Self

Musica Nordica Tour (St. Petersburg-Novgorod-Tver-Moscow, Russia, 2006)
Nights of Organ Music (Maltese Chapel, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006-2008)

Assistant of Professor

Sep 2005 - Nov 2007
St. Petersburg State Music Conservatory, Russia

As a student of such senior Violin Professor, as Vladimir Ovcharek, my experience includes assisting and supporting him in music colleges and conservatory by establishing and maintaining appropriate technical, musical and repertoire standards for students with regard to auditions, acceptance, Sophomore Evaluations, Performance Honors and recitals.
My duties also included coaching various string chamber ensembles, developing and presenting comprehensible and stimulating lesson plans, as well as coordinating and leading recruiting and outreaching efforts.
Besides, I took part in Master Classes of Professors of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk conservatories, such as Eduard Grach, Vladimir Ovcharek, Antonina Kazarina, Marina Kuzina.

Education

Master’s Degree (M. A)

Sep 2005 - Jun 2011
St. Petersburg State Music Conservatory, Russia

A. A

Sep 2002 - Jun 2005
St. Petersburg State Music College, Russia

No Degree

Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
State Music College of Novosibirsk, Russia

No Degree

Sep 2000 - Jul 2001
Mons-Tabor Gymnasium (High School), Germany

No Degree

Sep 1991 - May 1999
State Music School of Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Scholarship

Sep 2005
State Music Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia

Scholarship of N. A. Rimskiy-Korsakov

Sep 2004
St. Petersburg State Music College, Russia

Scholarship

Sep 2002
St. Petersburg State Music College, Russia

1-st Prize

Mar 1999
XXXIII Republic Competition, Almaty, Kazakhstan

3-ed Prize

Mar 1998
V International Competition “The Little Prince”, Zaporozhe, Ukraine

3-ed Prize

Mar 1996
XXX Republic Competition, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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7 Reviews on Nikita B.

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Jim P. May 7, 2016
Guitar · In home
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Nikita is a true professional. Very passionate and extremely helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested to learn this instrument.
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Rachel Jan 31, 2016
Guitar · In home
He is a great teacher! He balances technique with expression in his teaching, from learning scales to performing pieces. He made it challenging, but fun. He taught me and all my siblings as well and they have all grown to appreciate music and gained skills that they use in other areas of music and learning.
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Anise Castro Jan 9, 2016
Violin · In studio
Having worked with Nikita and knowing him personally, I hold him in very high regards. Not only Nikita is an outstanding performer and musician, but he also is a very strong teacher, who holds high level of professionalism. Nikita finds individual approach to each one of his students, helps them find passion for music within themselves and express it in their performance, all of which are key pedagogical qualities. Having music as an essence of his life, Nikita naturally sparks love for music in other people. Nikita gave me many helpful tips on how to become a better performer, as well as how to have the confidence to be one. But above all, Nikita has a very bright personality, a very lighthearted sense of humor and a natural ability drive people towards him. Nikita is a very inspiring young man.
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Valentin Jan 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
I've been taking Nikita's lessons for last 3 years and not only gained guitar playing and signing skills but also greatly enjoyed each and every lesson. Nikita's ability to adjust the education with respect to your level and personal interests is just amazing: classic music and modern songs, theory and practice, even your own favorite musical compositions make the educational program. This is much more than I could imagine!
Nikita has also been teaching my son for 5+ years and the result is simply awesome!
Thanks a lot Nikita, looking forward to keep attending your classes!
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Patricia Jan 8, 2016
Guitar · In home
Hi Nikita taught several of my children for over three years on violin and on guitar. Of several instructors we interviewed he was by far the best. Nikita is so encouraging and really strives to help the kids reach their potential. He is an excellent musician and an excellent teacher and that combination is not easy to find. My oldest daughter is studying to become a music ed teacher so we have had a lot of experience with music teachers.
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Heather Jan 7, 2016
Violin · In home
Nikita has been our daughters' violin and guitar teacher for the past 3 1/2 years. I have always been impressed with the way that he is able to work with each girl's own particular learning style and personality in his approach to them. Nikita encourages his students to stretch themselves to the next level, all the while maintaining a great rapport and enjoyable atmosphere to the lesson.
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Anna Jan 6, 2016
Violin · In home
Nikita ist ein begnadeter Musiker ,ein liebenswerter Mensch und ein winderbarer Lehrer!
Ich habe es genossen ihn auf der Geige spielen zu hören. Er nahm mich mit in musikalische Sphären, die ich bis dahin nicht erreicht hatte.
Danke, lieber Nikita! Mach weiter so!
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