Marina BELOVA is a Russian lute player. Her repertoire includes pieces for renaissance and baroque lute of the 16th to18th centuries, as well as music for theorbo and baroque guitar. She performs as a guest musician with various ensembles such as Alta Capella, Gnessin Baroque, Canto Vivo, Questa Musica, Pratum Integrum orchestra, Musica Viva orchestra, and others.
In 2019 Marina won the 1st prize at the international lute competition Maurizio Pratola in L’Aquila, Italy.
She studied with Andrey Chernyshov, and together they are the founders and teachers of the First Lute Russian School. She gives a course of «Traditions of performing baroque music» at the Kosygin State University of Russia, Moscow.
Marina participated in recording CDs: «Laudate Dominum!» by the Canto Vivo early music ensemble, «Stabat Mater. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi» by the Tempo Restauro baroque consort, and «Masterpieces of the Russian Renaissance» by the Chronos ensemble.
Early and guitar music projects:
- Purcell’s «Dido and Aeneas» production at the Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, 2020-2021)
- «Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella di Viterbo e Nepi» (Italy, 2019);
- «La Clé des Portes» festival (France, 2019);
- G. F. Handel’s «Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno» oratorio production at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre (2018-2019);
- participation in the «Quartet 4×4» project on Culture TV channel as part of the Alta Capella ensemble (2018);
- «World of Guitar» International festival (Kaluga, 2015, 2018, 2020);
- «Guitar. From classical to rock» festival at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center (Moscow, 2015);
- «La Renaissance» International music festival (Moscow, 2013, 2014);
- Stefano Landi’s «La morte d’Orfeo» opera production as part of the Fourth Open Baroque Academy (St Petersburg, 2013).