A First Prize winner of the International Pablo Casals Competition in Budapest (1968), Maria Tchaikovskaya was a student of Mstislav Rostropovich. She is an active performer and as a teacher, she served as the assistant to the late Rostropovich.
Currently, she holds a position of professor at the Moscow State Conservatory. She frequently gives Masterclasses worldwide.
Maria Tchaikovskaya's Masterclasses can be found in the Naxos Video Library