Zino and Natasha Bogachek, the husband and wife violin duo, were both born in the former Soviet Union and share many similarities in their lives. They both attended special music schools for gifted children and continued their studies with renowned violinists and master teachers - Natasha in Moscow Conservatory with Prof. A. Vinnitsky and Zino in Lvov Conservatory with Prof. M. Veitzner. At an early age they began concert careers, performing recitals and appearing as a soloists with various orchestras in the USSR, Europe and the United States. They met and were married after coming to the United States when Natasha was earning an Artist Diploma at Peabody Conservatory with Professors B. Senofsky and H. Greenberg, and while Zino received his Masters Degree from Boston University studying with Professors
Y. Mazurkevich and E. Lehner.
Duo Concertone was founded in 1997 out of a desire to offer audiences a variety of programs including lesser-known repertoire of works for two violins. Since then the Duo Concertone has performed numerous recitals throughout the United States including the solo appearance with Centennial Philharmonic and recorded for classical music radio stations in Tennessee and Colorado. Praised for their homogeneity and style, Duo Concertone has presented critically acclaimed programs of works taken from three centuries of music.
Currently, Zino and Natasha are members of the Washington, D.C. area major ensembles, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra respectively
"In these graceful, expertly crafted Telemann sonatas, they have found real treasure. They play the music with flawless technique and a togetherness that is breathtaking."
Joseph Mclellan, The Washington Post
"...vigorous and thoughtful musicianship" R.Maxham, Fanfare
"...excellent musicians who make a very accomplished pairing" Barker, American Record Guide