Marika Balzat started learning the violin at the age of 4 and has been passionate about music ever since. She has been part of many overseas performance opportunities, including touring with her family band to the USA, Europe, Australia, and Fiji. Marika has been part of live performances with contemporary artists such as Jordan Luck, Alan Doherty, Gin Wigmore, Jon Toogood, Laughton Kora and enjoys playing a variety of styles including classical, Gypsy/Latin jazz, folk and Irish music. She has also performed in restaurants, weddings, shows, and at Hobbiton.
Marika has a particular love for teaching music and has taught children of various ages. She gained her Bachelor of Music degree majoring in violin performance and is always striving to learn more.