Name: Natalia Tkachenko
Originally from: Russia
Last school attended: Texas Christian University
Notable performance: Ms. Tkachenko performed as a finalist in the 2008 Concurs International Piano Competition.
In 2011, Natalia Tkachenko won 1st prize both at the International Piano Competition Eugenia Verdet as well as the Piano Competition “Ria de Vigo” in Spain. Her other awards include third prize at the Piano Competition Frenchilla-Zuloaga, Spain, second prize at the 2002 Serebryakov International Competition in Volgograd, Russia, and first prize at the 2001 “Music Spring” Piano Competition in Nalchik, Russia.
Ms. Tkachenko graduated from the State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire in 2009 and completed her master’s degree at the Conservatoire Liceu of Music, Barcelona in 2011. She has given recitals at the St. Petersburg Belosselsky-Belzersky Palas and the V Festival Itinerant “Les Clés du Classique” in France. Her orchestral appearances have included concerto performances with the Vladikavkaz Symphony, Rostov Symphony, Kostromskoj Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony and the Mallorca Symphony. Natalia is the recipient of the Rostropovich Fund and President of Russia grants, and is currently pursuing her artist diploma at Texas Christian University.