* Ekaterina began her musical journey at the age of 5. Initially, she started playing piano, and later added guitar, clarinet, and saxophone at
The Music School for Children, located in a Moscow region known as Serpukhov. While in school, she performed in various city festivals, regional competitions, and concerts. She was also a member of numerous educational and town municipal wind bands.
* At 16, Ekaterina graduated from the Public School of Mathematics and, afterwards, joined the Moscow Jazz Studio «C-Jam Club». In addition to receiving academic honors at this prestigious high school, she was also awarded high honors in music, 6 years laters, at a state establishment of professional education in Moscow known as “The College of Arts.”
* In 2007, she received her Bachelors degree a
nd, in 2009, her Masters degree from the Technical University, where she majored in Robotics Technology.
* She is continuously inspired by jazz giants like Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Michael Brecker, and Eric Marienthal.
* She has lectured and provided private instruction to teenagers and adults of all ages, for about 6 years, through The Youth Cultural Establishment Centre “C-JAM CLUB.” During this time, she inspired many students to broaden their musical horizons and strive to achieve a new level of playing and understanding of music.
* Performed as the first alto and soprano saxophonist in the Moscow Jazz Big Band “C-Jam Club Jazz Orchestra” for approximately 8 years.
* Member of the following Moscow and International Festivals:
– International Festival of Vladimir Spivakov
– Winner of the International Competition “Diamonds of Russia”
– 2007, 2008 and 2009 winner at the music festival known as “Festos”
– Multiple winner at the International Jazz Festival “Dzhaliton” in Yalta, Uraine and three-time winner of the Audience Choice Award.
* Her repertoire includes Swing, Funk, and Latin from the best modern arrangers for Jazz orchestra, as well as her own original compositions. Her work has addressed a wide range of audiences – from fans to jazz connoisseurs.