Larissa Korkina has received her M.M. degree from the Belorussian State Academy of Music where she studied with Valery Minenkov and Grigory Shershevsky. After graduation, Ms. Korkina was invited to teach as a member of the music faculty at the Belorussian State Academy of Music.
Furthermore, Larissa Korkina has enjoyed a successful career as a recitalist, chamber musician and coach accompanist. Since moving to Princeton in New Jersey in 1990 she has performed numerous concerts as a soloist, member of the chamber orchestra and accompanist in the tri-state area, including special appearances at the Garden State Center, McCarter Theater, and Richardson Auditorium.
Throughout her career Ms. Korkina has also collaborated as an accompanist with many opera singers in recitals and opera productions, including Perry Ward who has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera productions, Hanli Stapela, Karen Clark and others.
In the summers of 1995 and 1997, Larissa Korkina attended workshops conducted by the renowned Martin Katz. Her later engagements included the prestigious Matinee Musical Club at the Academy of Music of Philadelphia, Music Faculty Series at Westminster, The Friends of Music at Taplin Hall in Princeton and the Longwood Gardens Concert Series.
Ms. Korkina has received awards as best accompanist in the regional and national competitions in Russia. She is also a recipient of the Genia Robinor Award, Distinguished Pedagogy Award from the Cecilian Music Club and many others.
At present, Ms. Korkina is a part of the faculty at the Westminster Conservatory of the Rider University and The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. She also teaches privately at her own studio in Princeton. Her students have received awards from The Piano Teachers Society of America, MTNA, Steinway Society, Cecilian Competition, Westminster Concerto Competition, Fine Arts Festival and others. As winners they have performed at the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
As a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Ms. Korkina has adjudicated numerous local, state and regional piano festivals, auditions and competitions and now is glad to be a part of the Forte International Music Competition and Festivals organization.