After her studies at music school, Moscow (1972–1980, diploma in Piano, Summa cum laude), Marina Tchebourkina graduated in 1984 from Academic Music College under the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (4-year cycle), where she recieved her diploma Summa cum laude in Music Theory, with specializations in Piano and in Organ.
In 1989, Marina Tchebourkina graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (5-year Master’s degree), where she obtained two diplomas Summa cum laude: one in Organ, with professor Leonid Roizman, and the other in Musicology, with professor Yuri Kholopov.
From 1989 to 1992, she undertook a Postgraduate degree at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, in Organ (Doctor of Musical Arts: Concert Performance and Professoring; musical director: professor Natalia Gureyeva) and in Musical Science, specialisation: Musical Art (Ph. Doctor; research director: professor Yuri Kholopov). She completed both cycles Summa cum laude.
From 1992 to 1994, Marina Tchebourkina received a French Government grant and deepened her stylistic knowledge in organ music, in France — with Marie-Claire Alain, Michel Chapuis, Louis Robillard, and in Germany — with Harald Vogel. Also in France, she finalized her Ph.D. research.
In 1994, she defended her dissertation The Organ music of Olivier Messiaen, before the Scientific Council of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and unanimously received the scientific degree of Doctor of Science of Art (Ph.D.: Kandidat nauk / Kandidat iskusstvovedenia).
She published in 1995 the first translation in Russian of Olivier Messiaen’s major theoretical work, The Technique of my Musical Language.
In 1995, after the reconstruction of the organ of the Palace of Versailles, Michel Chapuis invited Marina Tchebourkina to collaborate with him. As the organist of the Royal Chapel of Versailles for fifteen years (1996–2010), Marina Tchebourkina has devoted a large part of her career to the study of French Baroque organ music and its performance on historical instruments. She has also endearvored to clarify issues related to the 17th and 18th centuries French interpretation and organ building.
Interested in the role of organ in the context of the Mass under the Ancien Régime, Marina Tchebourkina became in 1996 the organist of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, in Paris.
In 2005, she received the grade of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Decree of the Minister of Culture, France).
In 2006, Marina Tchebourkina was nominated as a member of the National Commission for Historical Monuments of the French Ministry of Culture, Organ section (Decree of the Minister of Culture, France). In the context of outstanding French organ heritage, she carries out valuations of old instruments and takes part in adoption of conclusions on their legal protection as well as in elaboration of artistic and technical projects of their restoration.
Since 2010, she has been regularly invited to Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory to give organ recitals and master classes, to participate in International Scientific conferences and to be a member of the jury at International Organ competitions and a consultant for organ building projects.
In 2013, Marina Tchebourkina defended her Habilitation thesis before the Scientific Council of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, on the theme The French Baroque Organ Art: Music, Organ building, Interpretation, and received the scientific degree of Habilitated Doctor of Science of Art (Doktor nauk / Doktor iskusstvovedenia).
Since 2013, she has been an Associate Researcher at Pantheon–Sorbonne University (Paris–I), author and coordinator of the project “Organ, Arts and Sciences”.