Larisa Migachyov was born in Russia and began her classical piano training at the age of 5. After immigrating to the United States, she quit music for many years, until, by pure chance, she saw a flyer advertising the San Antonio Ragtime Society on a supermarket bulletin board. She attended one of the meetings and was instantly hooked. A year later, she composed her very first rag, the Purple Chicken Rag, and premiered it at the 2006 Scott Joplin Festival in Sedalia, MO.
Since then, Larisa has composed many more rags – 37 by last count – and has performed at the Eau Claire Ragtime Festival, the West Coast Ragtime Festival, and many others. She has released three CD’s – “A Heap of Rags”, “Oh, that Ragtime Chick!”, and “A Dream Come True”. The latter CD features 11 of her compositions played by the best performers in the ragtime genre.
Larisa has branched out into other genres as well, and currently accompanies Candace Roberts, who writes and performs her own cabaret songs.