Ekaterina Degtiareva, bratsch
Ekaterina began her violin studies at the age of five at the Special Music School in Moscow. From this early age, she began to familiarise herself with the stage; she won prizes at regional competitions and participated in local festivals.
At the age of 16, she joined the Academy of Music at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, this time as a viola player. During this time her interest and passion towards chamber music grew and developed.
At age of 20 she joined the class of Aleksandr Akimov at the Russian Gnesins Music Academy. During her studies there, Ekaterina won various prizes at international competitions, including the 1st prize at the International Music Competition in Madrid, Spain.
After moving to the Netherlands, she studied with Prof. Michael Kugel at the Maastricht Conservatory, graduating with a Bachelor and a Masters degree.
Currently, Ekaterina is a guest player with many different European orchestras. She also performs with several chamber groups as well.
In 2015, as a member of Eurasia quartet she won masterclasses at the Storioni competition and later received the Henriëtte Hustinx prize.