Two choreographic premiers of the “Inter/Ago” based on Margarita Zelenaia’s “Byzantine Chants”, sacred concerto for a solo cello.

Featured Andrey Tchekmazov, cello. Choreography by Tadej Brdnik, a former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, a recipient of the Benetton Dance Award and Battery Dance’s Eugene Loring Award. World premiere – Battery Dance Festival (2015) The second premiere – at the Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University (2016) as part of the international program with work commissioned by […]

Wild Turnpike Trailer with music by Margarita Zelenaia

I was thrilled to be part of this project based on my music! I am talking of the “Wild Turnpike”, the film-ballet by amazingly gifted Lauren Starobin. Here is her description: “Wild Turnpike is the story of a young woman searching for a connection. Turning onto the “Wild Turnpike,” she is thrust into a surreal odyssey and encounters strange characters […]

Musical “We Are All-together” with songs by Margarita Zelenaia

On May 30th, 2019 the musical “We are All-together” with songs by Margarita Zelenaia (lyrics by Boris Zakhoder and Ovsey Driz) had a world premiere stage performance at the Theatre Studio at the Jewish Community in Rostok, Germany. Libretto by Victor Faerman, stage director is Margarita Vishnyakova.

Margarita Zelenaia’s “Fantasy for Four Pianos on Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” is featured on the Chicago Debut Concert’s CD of the “Pianissimo!”

The Pianissimo! ensemble’s mission as a four piano ensemble is topresent entertaining and education programs of Classical music on two and fourpianos. The “Fantasy for Four Pianos on Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” continues the tradition of Russian romanticism, a music style that changed the world. In 2015, it was commissioned and premiered by the “Pianissimo!” Four pianos Chicago based ensemble. The […]

Music by Margarita Zelenaia will be featured in the upcoming film-ballet “Wild Turnpike”

Here is the production trailer video: A few words from the author of the project Lauren Starobin, an extremely talented designer and dancer: “The concept of this film came from a desire to be expressive in the art and craft of fashion design by using costumes as symbolic devices integral to the narrative of a story. In ‘Wild Turnpike’ […]

Music used in theatrical performance in Germany.

“Die Nacht Vergeht” (“The Night Goes by”), play based on “Liebe Deinen Nächsten” by Erich Maria Remarque, with incidental music for string orchestra by Margarita Zelenaia had a world premiere and the following performances at the Theatre Studio at the Jewish Community in Rostok, Germany, 2018-2019. Stage director is Margarita Vishnyakova.

DEMO of “Caligula’s Favorite Play” (English adaptation of my opera entitled “Caligula”) with five singers and piano

I have finished my opera, entitled “Caligula” (“Caligula’s Favorite Play” the English adaptation), and recorded a 9’ DEMO in English. I have collaborated with the very talented librettists Igor Tsunsky and Eric Nicholas, Katya Ignatova amazingly helped Eric with translation. My cast of singers participating in the DEMO are fantastic: Mikhail Svetlov is one of the finest basses of our […]

European premiere of “Homage I”, for Clarinet and Violin

European premiere of “Homage I”, for Clarinet and Violin On August 18, 2017, at 8 pm, as part of the concert series “Summer Concerts in Dordrecht”, Netherlands, Margarita Zelenaia’s “Homage I”, for Clarinet and Violin, has received the European premiere. Performers: Thea Rosmulder and Karin Dolman. Program also featured works of Darius Milhaud, Igor Stravinsky, Gordon Jacob, and Rebecca Clarke. […]

“My, She”, monologue based on Chekhov, for bass and piano

As part of the Benefit concert, Margarita Zelenaia’s “My, She”, a monologue(based on Chekhov) for bass and piano, will be performed on Sunday, October1st, 2017 at 4pm. It will take place at George F. Baker Jr And Jr Houses(75 E 93rd St, New York, New York 10128).Performers:bass – Mikhail Svetlovpiano – Margarita Zelenaia. Program also featured “Antiformalist Heaven” and “5 […]

Aug 7th: World premiere of Vivaldi’s “Summer” from The Four Seasons

The world premiere of Margarita Zelenaia’s piano concerto transcription of the Vivaldi’s “Summer” from The Four Seasons for 2 Pianos 8 Hands. Anna Gourfinkel, Susan Merdinger, Irina Nuzova and Margarita Zelenaia will be giving its world premiere as part of the of the Summit Music Festival’s 27th concert season. Program also featured works by Mozart, Frank, and Brahms. Performers: Greta […]


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