Postgraduate degree fees

by Anastasia Ivaschenko in London, England, United Kingdom


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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by February 26th 2019 at 1:59pm

I need money to for my Postgraduate Degree. I perform and teach violin and viola, but still wouldn’t be able to cover the cost.

by Anastasia Ivaschenko in London, England, United Kingdom

I was offered a place to continue my viola studies - Master in Performance - at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which I’m very much excited to start in September 2019. 

I started to play the violin at the age of 4, since then I always knew (and wished for) that I will become a part of a big and great leading orchestra of the world one day. 

I grew in Russian countryside, where children didn’t have any activities, but worked at farms helping their families. Which is not too bad - fresh air and animals around. 

I was lucky to be born in family with a grit. My parents wanted me to play the violin. My mum brought me to the music school (my second home in back days), where I started my music lessons. 

It was far to commute (1 hour one way journey), but it was always a honor to make music and learn something new. 

(as my mum says) I was considered a child prodigy and gave my first solo concert at the age of 10. Many of my performances were shown on the regional TV channels.

In a search for good tutors I've moved to Moscow and continued my education at the world renowned State Gnesin College of Music, where I was offered a scholarship. I studied with the most prominent Russian violinists and professors. I was very lucky to work with orchestras where I played with some of the best world musicians and conductors.

I took a part in numerous masterclasses and had lessons with many famous musicians. 

In 2008, at the age of 19, I was offed a place for the Masters Programme in Performance as a non-standard applicant (skipping BMus). 

 2016 - present, I worked in Secondary School. I teach violin, viola and piano. 

Let's make 'Postgraduate degree fees' happen