Valentina is a striking young artist with a passion for performing and teaching. She is one of few musicians who are truly gifted and dedicated in multiple disciplines, in her case the piano and the voice.
In piano, she has been commended for her contemplative and inventive interpretational choices in the performance of late-Romantic and contemporary repertoire. In singing, she is guilty of adding finesse to the saturated styles of pop and alternative rock.
Her considerable performance experience includes Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for electric instruments at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as well as world and UK premieres of Prokofiev cantatas. She has performed in numerous solo recitals, chamber music concerts and orchestral performances.
Valentina holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance with Distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, as well as a Master of Music in Popular Music Performance (Vocals) with Distinction from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. She completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at Goldsmiths, University of London. She studied under Mikhail Kazakevich and Maria Krivenski in piano, and under Laura Zakian in popular singing.
Since launching her teaching career in London, Valentina has become a sought-after teacher in both piano and voice. She has also co-organised and taught performing arts workshops for teenagers and young adults in Nicosia, Cyprus in July 2010 and 2012.
Her interests include electroacoustic composition, improvisation and dance.