for Performing Artists
Non-profit organization
Mission
Sound Ways, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was established in 2015 for the advancement and education of exceptionally gifted young classical musicians in the United States. Our musicians come primarily from Russia and the former Soviet Union to study and advance their musical careers.

We provide essential support by assisting them with applications to universities and conservatories, summer programs, and scholarships, as well as facilitating live auditions and organizing concerts in the US. Sound Ways also organizes annual events to raise funds for individual musicians and help support our outreach initiatives in Russia.
Thanks to our generous supporters, we have assisted and sponsored young Russian musicians in gaining entrance to the some of the most elite summer music programs in the US, including Boston University, Tanglewood Institute, Music Academy International, and Berklee College of Music Summer Performance.

Our musicians have also received assistance in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies at leading US music conservatories. We are extremely proud of our success in fostering musical and cultural exchanges between the United States and Russia through our mentorship of extraordinary musicians. We are also honored to offer music concerts to form and raise classical music awareness in children, teenagers and adults and to assist in organizing cross-cultural musical events with other distinguished organizations operating in major US metropolitan area.
Meet the Team
Maria Eliseeva
President and founder of Sound Ways. Organizes fundraisers and charitable events.
Maria was trained as a classical pianist in Moscow, Russia. Classical music has remained her life passion since early childhood.
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Alexey Eliseev
Audio/Video production, general management
Dr. Eliseev's lifelong passion has been creative photography and videography. He helps Sound Ways with creating photo galleries of various events, creating video recordings of concerts and fundraisers, assists Sound Ways artists in creating portfolios for auditions and presentations.
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Anastasia Lukina
Sound engineer
Anastasia is a sound engineer and a producer with classical music background. Graduated from Russian Academy of Music in Moscow she gained her expertise working at the Moscow Conservatory and All-Russian TV Company "Kultura".
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Julia Eliseeva
Management, fundraising, advertising, social media
Julia Eliseeva is a student at the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music in Los Angeles majoring in Music Industry.
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Irina Matinian
Graphic design
Irina Matinyan is an award winning multidisciplinary Graphic Designer, Art Director and Artist. She is proficient both in print and digital design. Irina has over 15 years of design experience.
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Anastasia Lukina
"Each artist's musical voice is unique. Listening, capturing and letting this difference be heard is my goal as a recording engineer and the most inspiring part of my job."

Anastasia is a sound engineer and a producer with classical music background. Graduated from Russian Academy of Music in Moscow she gained her expertise working at the Moscow Conservatory and All-Russian TV Company "Kultura". As a producer she worked for major Russian labels ("Melodiya", "Fancy Music", Moscow Conservatory Record Label) and worldwide ("Honens"(Canada), "Quintone" (the Netherlands), "Master Performers" (Australia) and "Piano Classics" (the Netherlands) She has accomplished an internship at Bayerisher Rundfunk in Munich, Germany with emphasis on recording and editing classical music in Surround 5.0 format. She also was granted a stipend at the Banff Centre for Creativity in Canada, where she studied and worked as a producer. As a sound engineer of Aspen Music Festival, Colorado, she has worked with renowed soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras from all around the world. Anastasia is a laureate of all-Russian audio engineering Competition (2011) and AES Student Recording Competition in New York (2015). She currently works as an independent audio engineer in Boston, US.
Irina Matinian
Irina Matinyan is an award winning multidisciplinary Graphic Designer, Art Director and Artist. She is proficient both in print and digital design. Irina has over 15 years of design experience. Before she relocated to USA, she worked as Art Director at one of Russia's top music edition publishing companies, "Musica — P. Jurgenson — Gamma-Press", where she managed the Graphic Design Department. Irina had created concepts and layouts, designed and launched variety of new book series and music editions, brand identity, developed interfaces for interactive multimedia projects, including projects for music colleges and schools, web sites, applications and presentations.

Irina is passionate about everything creative, right now she is gaining new skills taking online courses "User Research and Design" at the University of Minnesota and "Planning Successful Websites and Applications" at Harvard Extension.

Portfolio: https://creativeartru.wixsite.com/design-portfolio

Awards

• 2018 — Gold Medal "For contribution to the culture". The Union of Artists of Russia.

• 2017 — The International Competition of Professional Illustrators and Designers "The Best Image of the

Book" award.

• 2016 — "The Best Books of the Year — 2015" award, Competition of the Association of Book Publishers.


Education

• "Modern Educational Technologies and Smart Board," Certificate, Moscow, Russia

• International School of Design, Diploma, Moscow, Russia

• Interior Design and Decoration, Rhodec International, United Kingdom

• Fine Arts classes, Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia

• MS in Physics, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Maria Eliseeva
Maria was trained as a classical pianist in Moscow, Russia. Classical music has remained her life passion since early childhood. Maria founded Sound Ways in 2015 for the advancement and education of exceptionally gifted young classical musicians in the United States. Our protégé musicians come primarily from Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union to study and advance their musical careers. Maria organizes musical events to advance Sounc Ways artists, raise awareness of classical music in children and adults, raise funds for support of individual musicians, and for Sound Ways' outreach initiatives in the US and Russia.

Maria Eliseeva is an intellectual property attorney with 20+ years of experience. Maria worked at large firms in New York, Minneapolis and Boston. She co-founded her own small firm in 2003 where she handles international and domestic intellectual property matters for a wide variety of clients worldwide.
Alexey Eliseev
Dr. Eliseev's lifelong passion has been creative photography and videography. He helps Sound Ways with creating photo galleries of various events, creating video recordings of concerts and fundraisers, assists Sound Ways artists in creating portfolios for auditions and presentations.

Dr. Alexey Eliseev is a highly accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in academia, biotechnology industry and venture capital. He is a cofounder of several pharmaceutical startup companies. He received his Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry from Moscow State University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Julia Eliseeva
Julia Eliseeva is a student at the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music in Los Angeles majoring in Music Industry.

Julia organized and managed fundraising events for the artists supported by Sound Ways, worked on planning, coordinating and hosting the concerts and recitals at various venues, such as the Algonquin Club in Boston and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. Her experience in management and promotion on social media is helping Sound Ways gain additional exposure on social networks.

Julia is trilingual in English, German and Russian, she also speaks Spanish and French at an intermediate level. Julia took piano, voice and dance lessons since early childhood. She has traveled to 30 countries and has been exposed to all kinds of different people and cultures. Now she effortlessly adjusts and adapts to almost any cultural setting. Julia lived in Europe for about 4 years, including a year of studying at the University of Muenster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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Sasha Trufanov and Ivan Gusev performed at the Anthony Quinn Foundation evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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Sasha Trufanov and Ivan Gusev performed at the Anthony Quinn Foundation evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Sasha Trufanov and Ivan Gusev performed at the Anthony Quinn Foundation evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sasha Trufanov and Ivan Gusev performed at the Anthony Quinn Foundation evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sasha Trufanov and Ivan Gusev performed at the Anthony Quinn Foundation evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sasha Trufanov and Ivan Gusev performed at the Anthony Quinn Foundation evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Contact Us:
Sound Ways, 1087 Beacon St. Suite 303, Newton MA 02459