Roza Borisova (she/her)

Brown haired woman holding cello smiling in professional headshot
Campus Address
Academy of Music
Lawrence Community Music School
Teacher of Cello
Roza Borisova, cello instructor and native of Ioshkar-Ola, Russia, has been teaching at Lawrence Community Music School, Appleton WI since 2003. Ms. Borisova began studies on the cello at the age of seven. After receiving her B. A. in Music Performance from the Ioshkar-Ola State Music College, she moved to Moscow where she earned a M. M. in Performance Pedagogy and a D.M.A. in String Quartet Performance from the Russian State Academy of Music (formerly Gnesin Institute) in Moscow. In 1989 Ms. Borisova was selected to be cellist of the Veronika String Quartet (newly formed by Valentine Berlinsky, cellist of the Borodin String Quartet). The Quartet’s international tours resulted in numerous prizes including the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Shostakovich String Quartet Competition, and the Russian National Competition. As an award of the Shostakovich Competition in 1992, the Quartet was invited to study with the Fine Arts Quartet at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and relocated to the U.S. Ms. Borisova served as Artist-in-Residence and graduate teaching assistant at various institutions in Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado and earned a second M.M. in Music Performance from Miami University, Ohio. Ms. Borisova enjoys playing chamber music and orchestra in the Milwaukee area, freelancing with many other musicians and groups. She takes pleasure in teaching aspiring cellists.
-MM in music performance, Miami University, Ohio
-DMA in string quartet performance, Russian State Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia
-MM in performance pedagogy, Russian State Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia
-BA in music performance, Ioshkar-Ola State Music College, Ioshkar-Ola, Russia
-Artist Diploma in chamber music, UW-Milwaukee, WI
Years at Lawrence