Raisa Bahchieva
Raisa Bahchieva has worked in the public interest sector for many years. She has studied extensively in the field of public policy analysis, and holds a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell. Ms. Bahchieva is originally from Russia. Ms. Bahchieva has been very active in both the Russian community in the United States and in charitable pursuits for classical musicians (organizing classical concerts, performing tours, lectures, doing translation and interpreting work). As president and a director of the Company, Ms. Bahchieva directs fundraising efforts, both as a creative force conceiving of unique fundraising opportunities and as a manager coordinating fundraising.
Elena Sorokina
Elena Sorokina is a classical pianist and professional in the music industry for 52 years. She is a Doctor of Musical Arts, and a Distinguished Artist of Russian Federation. She has worked with generations of major artists including Emil Gilels, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan, Natalia Gutman, and many others. She is a Professor Emeritus of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory were she worked from 1965 to 2016. She served as a Provost of the Conservatory between 2001 and 2009. She is also the President of the Russian National Association of Piano Duo Performance. Ms. Sorokina has been active in the Russian community in the United States for years, and has long maintained an interest in supporting Russian classical arts.
Maria Eliseeva
Maria Eliseeva is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and DC. She has been practicing IP law for more than 15 years. Ms. Eliseeva has been very active in charitable efforts for years, supporting and promoting Russian musicians. She combines her passions for charitable endeavors and classical music in her work with the Company. As treasurer and a director, Ms. Eliseeva uses her longtime expertise in law and accounting to help maintain accurate records for the Company and assists with filing any necessary forms with the appropriate government entities.
Pavlina Dokovska
Organizing Trustee
Pavlina Dokovska is Chairman of the Piano Department at Mannes College of Music in New York City, Founder and Artistic Director of Mannes Festivals and Southwest Virginia Festival for the Arts. She is a frequent adjudicator at various competitions and festivals. Her solo recitals and collaborations with other musicians have taken her throughout North America, most countries of Europe, Japan and China. As a piano professor, she has taught generations of outstanding pianists from all over the world, including Russia. Ms. Dokovska received her Bachelor of Music degree from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, working with Julia and Konstantin Ganev (graduates of the Moscow Conservatory) and Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, as a Fulbright Scholar. As Director, Ms. Dokovska utilizes her relationships with talented musicians to aid in putting together the Company’s benefit concerts and raising awareness and support of the accomplishments of musicians from Russia.