Maria Bessmeltseva, violin
Michele Cooker, piano
Russian-born violinist Maria Bessmeltseva has performed in the concert halls of Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, and the United States of America. Her solo career has taken her from the celebrated stages of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Carnegie Hall, NYC to the Glinka Philharmonic Chamber Hall and St. Petersburg State Capella in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been a frequent prizewinner in both national and international competitions, and is in demand as a teacher at various summer music festivals.
Partner to many distinguished musicians, Michele Cooker has performed on many concert series and participated in festivals in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Ms. Cooker collaborates with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and numerous violinists throughout the Midwest.
Kreisler "Tempo di minuetto"
Kreisler "Miniature viennese march"
Schumann Violin Sonata No. 1, op. 105
Suk "Three pieces for violin and piano"
Wieniawski "Romance" from Concerto No.2
Wieniawski "Scherzo Tarantelle"