Margarita Dimov began her studies at Ouspenskiy's Music School for Gifted Children in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where she took classes in violin, solfeggio, music theory, harmony and piano and studied with Associate Professor Nathan Mendelssohn. She received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the Khamza State Music College in Tashkent, where she studied with Professor V. Youdenitch (a well known teacher and performer and whose students have won many prestigious international music competitions). She attended Master Classes with Oleg Krysa and Igor Bezrodny (renowned concert violinists). Margarita also studied for three years in the Master's of Music Program at Tashkent University.
Performing and Teaching Experience
Margarita was the Associate Concertmaster at Russia's Tashkent Theater of Music and Comedy in Uzbekistan for 10 years. She has been a distinguished performer in various chamber orchestras in Israel and the US. She has taught the violin for more than 20 years, both privately and in the classroom, to students in Russia, Israel, and the US.
Margarita joined the CSMA Music Faculty in February 2005. She teaches private lessons and workshops in violin playing. She can also prepare students for exams and auditions. She has prepared students for conservatory and university music programs, and has extensive experience in enhancing students' violin playing at all stages of development.
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
"I pride myself on passing on the love of music and teaching my students all that I know and love about the violin. I enjoy watching my students perform their recitals with the professionalism and musicianship that I strive for them to possess."
"I enjoy raising my kids and watching them grow. I enjoy singing, dancing, painting on silk, and making flowers from any kind of material. I have specialized knowledge of textiles from a past life in fashion design. I enjoy traveling and learning new languages as well."