cropped-emtaOur presenter for the October General Meeting 2018 was Natalya Ageyeva.  Natalya Ageyeva has dazzled audiences throughout the United States and internationally. She has appeared at broad range of venues, including the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, Carnegie Hall in New York, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow. At our October meeting, she performed Chopin’s Etude Op. 25, No. 1 as our curtain raiser and then gave a presentation about Russian versus American Piano Education (An open discussion on personal and professional options for pianists. How to optimize their practice and keep loving to play.)

Natalya began formal piano lessons at the age of thirteen when she was accepted by the prestigious Special Music School for Talented Children in Moscow. She graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1997 with honors and a master’s degree after just four years of study.

Ageyeva moved to the United States two years later, intending to take a break from her musical studies and resume later in Moscow. However, an incredible scholarship opportunity at the University of Washington changed her path. She was accepted into the Brechemin Scholarship program and, after about four years of study, graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts in 2005. She’s been living in the Seattle area ever since. Ageyeva is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle. It is starting its third successful year of bringing high-level chamber music to the Seattle area.
In addition to growing the Foundation, Ageyeva teaches privately as well as focusing on her solo career and chamber music performances.

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