Ms. Valentina, a native of Moscow, graduated as a violist from the Moscow Gnessin Music College and Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music. Over thirty years she served in prestigious and leading orchestras like State Academic Symphony Capella of Russia , ARCO Chamber Orchestra and in a few others as a principal violist, and performed on multiple stages in Russia as well as on a many concert venues abroad including Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Canada, Greece, Austria, United Kingdom, Israel and a few others.
Ms. Valentina also took a part in recordings of two CD’s with music by Vivaldi and Mendelssohn for Sony-A_RAM label as well as several CD’s with State Academic Symphony Capella of Russia.
On the same time Mrs. Valentina had continued her activity as music teacher in private studios in Moscow. Her rich live-music and stage experience, direct communication with the audience through musical performance, feeling of music as a live and exiting process have been transposed into her everyday pedagogic methods. She strongly believes that musicians with active stage practicing can give a young musicians direct sense of rhythm, phrasing, music form, ensemble communication, and artistic feeling and performing courage.