A MacPhail Story: Vladimir Tsiper
Vladimir Tsiper’s musical journey began at a young age. The son of a gifted pianist/piano teacher, Irina Elkina, was born with music all around him. Learn about his journey.
Lucinda Marvin teaches violin at MacPhail. Her love of chamber music began when she was in the 7th grade. Today, she shares her passion with her students, some of whom have gone on to join major orchestras both in the United States and abroad. Others have carried their love of music with them into such diverse venues as MIT and the Miss America contest (the contestant won!)
Lucinda is a well-respected freelance violinist in the Twin Cities area who performs on both baroque and modern violin. She is the String Leader (Concertmaster in a modern ensemble) of the Lyra Baroque Orchestra and a founding member and Vice-President of Music St. Croix. She has also performed, toured and recorded with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, and was Principal Second Violin of the Indianapolis Symphony. For five summers, Lucinda was a fellow at the Aspen Institute, performing with the Aspen festival Orchestra, the Aspen Chamber Orchestra, and the Contemporary Music Series.
Lucinda received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, and her Master of Music in violin performance at Indiana University.