Marina is an exceptional Russian musician, having gained a scholarship to St Petersburg Musical Academy at age 16, she graduated in accordion, piano and music teaching.
Performing across Europe she eventually settled in England, graduating at Edge Hill University with a BA (Hons) degree in media studies. She also holds an Advanced Teaching Certificate (UK).
Marina's primary instrument is the Concert Accordion on which she specialises in a diverse number of styles: French, Italian, Russian, Jewish, Irish, Balkan, Arabic and World Music.
She is also an accomplished composer, painter, and computer artist.