Meet Natasha Rubin, Cheech Marin’s girlfriend. See photos, video and a biography of the Russian born concert pianist here.
The couple is in the news today as they have announced their engagement. Natasha Rubin has been Cheech Marin’s girlfriend since 2004. The 62-year-old comedian is half of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong who have recently reunited and embarked on The Light Up America Tour.
According to his rep, Marin proposed to Natasha Rubin on February 17, 2009 as they dined at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles.
“The couple are thrilled and looking forward to sharing their special day with close friends and family.”
It will be the third marriage for Marin. The couple plan a summer wedding in Malibu, California.
As a biography, Natasha Rubin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her birthdate and age are unknown. She was six years old when she began studying piano. By age 10, she was participating in competitions and performing in prestigious concert halls. She attended the Special Music School for Gifted Children where she studied with Professor Leonid Sintsev, and under whom she graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College with honors. She went on to earn a master’s degree in piano performance from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Subsequently, she studied privately with Professor Vitaly Margulis.
She has performed widely throughout Russia and the U.S. Notably, in Russia she performed at St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall. She has had radio and TV appearances and she is also a recording artist. In 1995, she moved to the U.S. and now lives in Malibu, California.
Natasha Rubin performs both as a soloist and in ensembles. A recent noteworthy collaboration is the duo ‘Double Sharp. She teamed up with fellow pianist and St. Petersburg Conservatory graduate Maria Demina and present an hour-long program of challenging music from a wide range of Russian Romantic and 20th century composers.
In 2001, she began collaborating with French soprano Nicol Mecerova and they perform an extensive repertoire European vocal music that has been rarely heard or recorded, including the 2004 program “Voyage à Paris” which includes two centuries of French art songs.
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