Marjana coaches both individuals and ensembles at beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. Marjana is open to online coaching sessions and lessons.
Marjana Rutkowski (Brazil/USA) has a career spanning the United States, Europe, Israel, and South America. After joining one of the country’s top orchestras under Eleazar de Carvalho’s baton and winning competitions in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, she received a full scholarship to obtain her Master of Music degree at the University of Hartford.
Marjana has appeared in festivals and concerts at Oxford University (UK), LyricaFest of Boston, Kammermusik and ArtsAhimsa (USA), Ischia Festival (IT), and at the Hindemith Foundation in Switzerland.
She trained with Terry King, Janos Starker, Dennis Parker, the Emerson String Quartet, and the Manhattan String Quartet.
Awarded a fellowship from Yale University to study Political Philosophy, she was also a founding member of the Yale Contemporary Players, a group with an emphasis on post-1945 repertoire.
Appearances as a soloist and principal cello include Seiji Ozawa Hall in MA, Saint Thomas Orchestra in NY, Bar Harbor Music Festival & Acadian Chamber Players in ME, a guest at NBC’s Today Show and Broadway gigs. Besides CDs recorded in Manhattan and Buenos Aires, Marjana is the soloist in a film about the pandemic to be premiered soon.
She performed to former First Lady Ruth Cardoso, former President Dilma Roussef and had the honor to play before the US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg.
Marjana is the Brazilian ambassador at ACMP’s International Advisory Council, whose mission is to foster chamber music in several countries, including Brazil.
In April 2021, she became the first South American elected Board of Directors Officer in the Associated Chamber Music Players’ history.
As an avid recitalist and promoter of Brazilian, South American, and contemporary repertoire, Marjana has performed several works, both dedicated and commissioned, in world premieres.
She is the Content Curator and Mentor of Paadhai’s Music Maths & More, a pioneer educational project for tribal children in Southern India.
Future engagements include recitals, conferences, and festivals in Brazil and abroad.