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Rekha Dravina

Rekha Dravina received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Biysk Music College and Krasnoyarsk State Art Institute (Russia) as a pianist, specialized as an opera coach at the Krasnoyarsk State Opera (Russia) and as ballet accompanist at the Latvian National Opera Theatre (Latvia). She has also accompanied string, wind instruments, choral and symphony conducting classes at the Krasnoyarsk State Institute and Music College. Special honors include awards from several music competitions (for Haydn sonatas, Prokofiev sonata, modem music and as a violin accompanist). In 1987 she received a special diploma for the best achievement in All Russian Music Competitions as an accompanist for such opera stars as Dmitriy Hvoroslovskiy.

As a ballet accompanist, she worked with such ballet masters as Kseniya TerStepanova (St Petersburg), Renee Pegliasko (Germany), Yevgeniy Change (Bolshoi Theater). After immigrating to the U.S. in 1995, Rekha played for ballet at Washington University, Webster University, Ballet Midwest, State Ballet of Missouri, Alexandra Ballet, St. Louis Opera Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance, and St. Louis Ballet. Rekha also coaches singers, performs as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, appeared on TV several times, and performs with her husband, Gennadi Aronson
(violin). They have a 13-year-old daughter, Sonia.

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