Marina Belova

lute, theorbo, baroque guitar

Marina Belova

lute, theorbo, baroque guitar

Marina Belova

lute, theorbo, baroque guitar

Marina Belova is a Russian lutenist. Her repertoire includes compositions for the Renaissance and Baroque lute of the XVI-XVIII centuries, as well as the music for the theorbo and the baroque guitar. As a guest musician, she performs with various ensembles, such as "Gnessin Baroque", "Alta Capella", "Pratum Integrum", "Questa Musica", "Musica Viva", "La Voce Strumentale" and others.

In 2019 Marina became the winner of the only lutenist competition in the world "Maurizio Pratola" (Italy, Aquila).

She studied under Andrey Chernyshov, together with whom she became the founder and teacher in the "First Lute School".

In 2023 she graduated from the Verona Conservatory with professor Franco Pavan.

She leads the "Traditions of performing Baroque music" course at the Kosygin Russian State University, Institute "Maimonides Academy" (Moscow), and the "Related instruments" course at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory's Academic Music School.


Projects in the field of the early music:
- recitals with the program «John Dowland & Nicolas Vallet» at the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (2023);
- recitals with the program "Between Renaissance and Baroque" at the festivals Festiv’Alba, La Riccitelli, Concerti Barattelli, Grandezze & Meraviglie (Italy, 2022), at the Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation in Venice and at the Associazione Musicale Karl Jenkins (2023);
- the performance of Handel's oratorio "Messiah" as member of the "Pratum Integrum" orchestra (Moscow, 2022);
- Bach-fest (Ekaterinburg, 2022);
- the concert performance of Antonio Vivaldi's opera "Olympia" as a member of the "Musica Viva" orchestra, under the baton of Federico Maria Sardelli (Moscow, 2022);
- the concert performance of John Blow's opera "Venus and Adonis" as member of the "Pratum Integrum" orchestra under the baton of Robert Hollingworth (Moscow, 2022);
- recital at the "Festival Alte Musik Zürich" (Switzerland, 2021);
- "Musica Mensurata" Festival (Moscow, 2021);
- "Barocco today" creative laboratory (Nizhny Novgorod, 2021);
- the production of Henry Purcell's opera "Dido and Aeneas" at the Bolshoi Theater (Moscow, 2020-2021);
- recital at the "Festival Barocco Alessandro Stradella di Viterbo e Nepi" Festival (Italy, 2019);
- "La Clé des Portes" Festival (France, 2019);
- the staging of G.F. Handel's oratorio "Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno" at the K. S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre (2018-2019).
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