Masha Lakisova – 1st Prize Winner 2020
Chicago violinist Masha Lakisova currently studies with Miriam Fried at New England
Conservatory, and she has taken lessons and masterclasses with Ana Chumachenko, Anne
Sophie Mutter, Pinchas Zukerman, and Augustin Hadelich. She has had the privilege of
performing in esteemed concert venues as a soloist and as a chamber musician in collaboration with artists such as Vadim Gluzman, Pavel Vernikov, Svetlin Roussev, and Ilya Kaler.
She has taken top prizes at prestigious competitions such as the Stulberg and Klein International String Competitions, the Tibor Junior and Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competitions, National Young Arts, and the Walgreens National Concerto Competition. As a member of string quartets at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, Masha won two consecutive Gold Medals at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and was featured on NPR’s “From the Top.” Masha has been a student at the Perlman Music Program since 2016.