Since our founding Trio / Quartet Maxim has entertained audiences throughout Northern California. Our performance schedule take us all over the Bay Area, from San Francisco's most famous landmarks to small town's country clubs and quaint chapels, from Sacramento's grand Cathedrals to Napa and Sonoma Valley's most established wineries, wedding venues and private estates.
Trio / Quartet Maxim Musicians
Maxim Baluyev (violin) is active soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician in San Francisco Bay Area - Maxim is currently a Concertmaster of Solano Symphony Orchestra in Fairfield. His solo appearances include San Francisco Concerto Orchestra and Solano Symphony Orchestra. Maxim received his musical education at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His Teachers include Prof. Albert Markov (Manhattan School of Music), Prof. Zaven Melikian, Denis DeCoteau and Ian Swenson. He has been a member of Sacramento Philharmonic, Monterrey Symphony, Stockton Symphony, Marin Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Bear Valley Festival Orchestra and other ensembles.
Natasha Vinetskaya (violin) is a graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music in violin performance. Mrs.Vinetskaya has soloed with Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra and San Francisco Concerto Orchestra. She studied with Albert Markov, professor of violin at Manhattan School of Music and with Zaven Melikian, Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony. Mrs. Vinetskaya has performed with world renowned artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Andre Watts, Elmar Oliveira, Stephanie Chase, Sarah Brightman, Olga Kern and many others. Currently Mrs. Vinetskaya holds position of assistant concertmaster with Solano Symphony Orchestra in Fairfield, CA
Robert Moran (cello) has been playing cello for more than 25 years. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from University of the Pacific, studying under Ira Lehn, Mark Votapek, Larry Granger, and Nina Flyer. Robert currently plays orchestral and chamber music in Solano County and surrounding areas, having performed with orchestras including Solano Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, Marin Symphony, North State Symphony, and
Jennifer Butler (cello) received her early musical education in Iowa, graduating from Drake University in Des Moines. While a student there she played with the Des Moines Symphony and was a soloist with the Drake University Orchestra on multiple occasions. She received her Master's Degree in Music from the University of Texas at Austin, where she performed as a soloist with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra. She has played with many orchestras, including the Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, Savannah Symphony, Victoria Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Solano Symphony and Vallejo Symphony. Her primary teachers include John Ehrlich, Phyllis Young, and Anthony Elliott.