Victor Skidanenko and Margaret Green started playing bluegrass music together in 2005.
Victor has played in many bands during his musical career. He previously played in Pacific Ocean Bluegrass (banjo), and The Del Williams Band (mandolin), and now plays in Rock Ridge (banjo, guitar, mandolin, and vocals), Jenny Lynn and her Real Gone Daddies (guitar, vocals), and The Central Valley Boys (banjo, vocals). Apart from his bands, he has also performed with many musicians such as David Thom, Jim Nunally, Keith Little, and the Tuttles. Victor was nominated for six years running as contender for the NCBS Banjo player of the year award, and for 2012, had nominations for both banjo and mandolin. He is now a professional music instructor, teaching guitar, banjo, mandolin, and vocals in San Jose and Palo Alto.
Margaret previously played in the Four-Finger String Band (fiddle), the Allodola Violin Duet (violin), and also played violin in the De Anza Orchestra, the Palo Alto Philharmonic, and the San Francisco State University Orchestra, and currently plays violin and fiddle in the Montara Duet montaraduet.wix.com/montaraduet and fiddle in the Green Willow Girls, as well as playing in the Skidanenko and Green Duet. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance in May 2011. She is a professional music teacher and teaches fiddle and violin in Palo Alto.
To learn more about the music lessons we both offer please visit www.manzanamusicschool.com
To learn more about Victor, his performances, and music lessons please visit www.victorskidanenko.com