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BIOGRAPHY

Marta Danilkovich, born in Minsk, Belarus, has been playing the violin since she was six. Marta graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music with a bachelor's degree in 2010.

In 2008 she took part in The Festival For Young Artists Bayreuth, where she played in a string quartet and orchestra under the direction of the conductor Gabriel Feltz.

This was followed in 2009 when she won a prize with a student quartet at the Oginsky International Chamber Music Competition.

During the 2008-2009 season she also played in the Tyrolean Festival Erl Orchestra, directed by conductor Gustav Kuhn, and in the Opera Studio Orchestra in Minsk.

In 2009 she founded the Pan Quartet, which became the official musicians of the Justice Department. These concerts were broadcast several times on Metropolitan Television. The Pan Quartet played at well-known events, such as the opening ceremony for the Children's Philharmonic Hall in Minsk. Within five years, the Pan Quartet performed at nearly 4,000 events.

Marta co-founded The Violin Drivers project in 2009 and was active in it until mid-2020. In 2015 this project was voted 'Best Band Hessen' in the SPH Band Contest.

Marta and Vladimir Bodunov founded Duo Divites in 2009. Their performances included their own arrangements of original and popular works. The arrangements are published by Bärenreiter Verlag and Da Vinci Publishing. Approximately 1000 editions are sold worldwide annualy. In 2020 the debut album “Cogitare et Sentire” was released under the Primton label. The compositions were recorded in the Audioproduktion Berlin studio.

At the beginning of 2019 Duo Divites achieved first place: Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition “Salzburg”, Austria; Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition “Amsterdam”, Netherlands; 10th International Music Competition Belgrade, Serbia. Second place: Golden Classical Music Awards, United States; 4th Geneva International Music Competition, Swiss; IMKA International Chamber Music Competition, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Third place: Rising Stars Grand Prix International Online Music Competition Berlin, Germany

Marta has been working as a freelance musician in Germany since 2013. She successfully performs in numerous ensembles, bands, duos, as a solo violinist and in orchestras as concertmaster and/or principal of the second violins. Marta has worked with many conductors including Gabriel Feltz, Justus Franz, Ben Palmer, Joseph Bastian, Jose Arean, Yoel Gamzou and Wolfgang Heinzel.

Marta's orchestral performances include the Heidelberger Kantaten Orchester, Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, The Merck Philharmonie, Philharmonic of Nations-Justus Franz, Frankfurt Sinfoniker, Russian Chamber Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, PrimArte Orchester, Musikhochschule Trossingen Orchester, Kurorchester Bad Nauheim.

She has participated in several ensembles: Duo Divites, The Violin Drivers, La Strada, La Finesse, Robert LaRoche, Days of Thunder.

She shared the stage with many famous musicians and bands such as Angelo Kelly (Kelly Family), Peter Maffay, Max Mutzke, Sascha, Ehrlich Brothers, Enrique Ugarte Rilke Project-Band, Grammy Awards winner Paul McCandless, Quadro Nuevo, Cairo Steps, Mouse T. and others.

Marta has performed on stage around the world. These performances include the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, England, Oman, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Belarus, Russia. Duo Divites has performed in world-famous halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

She also toured with concerts and performances at the Cannes Film Festival, at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, and in Cannes, France in 2014; The Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center in Mexico City, Mexico; Bradesco Theaters in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; King's College Chapel in Cambridge, UK; Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel; 2015 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel; The Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman UAE in 2017 and more.

Her solo appearances, include the Stadthalle Aschaffenburg, Schloss Johannisberg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Kloster Eberbach Eltville, Mainfrankensäle Veitshöchheim, Stadttheater Giessen, Schloss Vollrads in Östrich-Winkel, Kulturhalle Grafenrheinfeld, Oetker Welt concert in Bielefeld, Ansbacher Kammerspiele, Immenstadt Castle, Badenweiler Kurhaus, Heidenheim Congress Center, The Yard Club in Cologne; The Griffin in Lünen; KultBahnhof in Gifhorn; Franzi's cultural center in Wetzlar; Bluesiana Rock Cafe in Velden, Austria, Hall of Fame in Wetzikon (CH).

Marta plays on an old Italian violin by Raffaele Trapani c.1820 by master violin maker Peter Körner from Mainz.

Marta Danilkovich was the violinist in the string quartet in the ARD television series Hotel Heidelberg in 2016.

In 2020 she played in the SWR documentary series Die Scheune, episode 3. The first broadcast was on October 23, 2020.

Marta is sought after as a soloist, in ensembles and bands.

"I play different genres of music such as classical, rock, pop and progressive metal, with great passion. In doing so, I clearly differentiate the individual music styles from each other through different styles. The music is an expression of feelings and thoughts. For every genre I concentrate on the essential stylistic devices: In the classics this is the traditional violin technique, the beauty of the sound as well as the depth of thoughts and feelings. In rock and pop it is the feeling of the rhythmic groove. Metal music is tension as well as fifths and fourths.”

Marta Danilkovich