Marina Dichenko studied violin at the Central Music School in Kharkov, Ukraine, continuing her studies at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, in the violin class of Halida Akhtiamova, in the chamber ensemble class of Leonid Blok, and in the string quartet class of Valentin Berlinsky (the cellist in the famous Borodin Quartet). In 2014 she graduated from the Artist Diploma programme at TCU School of Music in Fort Worth, USA. She has won prizes in chamber music competitions in Donetsk, Ukraine, and at the International Taneyev Chamber Music Competition in Russia. As a soloist and member of chamber groups she has performed in concerts and festivals in Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Japan, and the United States. In the last few years, she has served as concertmaster of the TCU Symphony Orchestra and the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and has regularly performed with the symphony orchestras in Plano, Las Colinas, San Angelo, Arlington and Garland. She is currently Teaching Artist on the Youth Music Program in Fort Worth and a violin teacher at Art Wheel Studio in Roanoke, USA.