NINA SINIAKOVA

 

EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
2001-2005 
Hochschule für Musik Cologne, Germany
Diploma in Composition (Diplom-Musikerin) 
Principal professor: Krzysztof Meyer.
 
1999-2001 
St-Petersburg State N. A.Rimskiy- Korsakov Conservatory St-Petersburg, Russia
Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition 
Principal professor: Boris Tischenko.
 
1995-1999 
St-Petersburg State N. A. Rimskiy- Korsakov Concervatory 
St-Petersburg, Russia
Master of Music. Major in  Composition, minor in Piano (Diploma with honor) 
Principal professors: Boris Tischenko (composition), Vladimir Poliakov (piano), 
Gennady Banschikov (orchestration)
 
1993-1995 
Belorussian State Academy of Music Minsk, Belarus
Musicology
Principal professor: Catherine Doulova, Ph. D.
 
 
 
1990-1992
School-Studio of Acting at the Union of Belorussian Screen  Actors. Minsk, Belarus
Bachelor in Acting
Principal professors: Vladimir Zolotoukhin, Anatoliy Terpitskiy
 
1989-1993 
Minsk State Music M. Glinka College. Minsk, Belarus
Bachelor in Music Theory and  Piano (Diplomas with honor)
Principal professors: Irina Kazantseva, Irina Kouchinskaya, Liudmilla Tsikhoun
 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TEACHING
 
Spring 1991- Spring 1993 
instructor at the Music school by the Minsk Music College. Ear training, music literature, composition, piano (age of students- 5-12 )
 
Spring 1998
instructor at the Special Music School by St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Ear training, Harmony (age of students- 16-17)
 
Fall 1999- Spring 2001
 instructor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Composition (as a professor’s assistant. Age of students- 18-24)
 
Winter 2010
 piano instructor at the SCOPE education Long Island . Course “Piano for beginners” (age of students- 45-75)
 
Spring 2010- Spring 2011 
chamber music groups coach for a Community Music Program at the State University New York Stony Brook (age of students- 20-60) 
 
Spring 2011- Spring 2012
choir coach, organist at the St. Michael’s Church (Farmingville, NY)
 
1993-present 
Private lessons in Piano, Harmony, Ear Training, Composition. 
 
 
VISITING LECTURER
Spring 2010
“Russian Music of the Last Two Decades (1990-2010)”, NYU, Composition Department
 
Fall 2013
Presentation of my own compositions. Tufts University, Composition Departement
 
 
DANCE PIANIST
Summer2016-Spring 2018
Company Pianist, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia, PA
 
Winter-Summer 2016
Steps on Broadway, New York
Summer 2012-Spring 2014
class pianist at New York City Ballet
 
Summer 2013
accompanist at Summer dance workshops at Juilliard School and Purchase University
 
2002-2008
 ballet/dance pianist at the Academy of Music Cologne (Hochschule fuer Musik) and the Rhein Conservatory (Rheinische Musikschule) (ballet classes, modern dance, repertoire, improvisation)
 
1995-1996
 ballet accompanist at the Acting School in Minsk, Belarus
 
 
ARTISTIC PLANNING, PRODUCING
2015-2017
Metis Concert Series at Community Church Little Neck, New York
2014-2015
Evenings of Chamber Music at Saint Peter's, New York
2013 
own project “Have a Very Jazzy Christmas!” Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall
Producing, planning and supervising of the whole production
 
2012 
Russian-American project “Educational Bridge” (Boston-St-Petersburg)
Planning concerts of Russian and American composers in St-Petersburg
 
2011-2012 
Belorussian-German Cultural Exchange Goethe-Institute project 
Planning and organizing exchange concerts and master-classes of contemporary composers from Belarus and Germany
Spring 2005
 Artistic Manager of a concert series at the Senior House Zollstock in Cologne, Germany
 
1998-2000
St-Petersburg Composers’ Union 
Planning and supervision of concerts series “Complete Piano Sonatas by Boris Tischenko,” ”Complete Piano Sonatas by Gennady Banschikov”, “Boris Tischenko and his Students”, “Modern Music for Children” 
 
1995-1999
St-Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. 
Planning and supervision of students concerts for a Faculty of Composition
 
Spring 1997
Music Director  at the Malyi Theater, St. Petersburg in a play “Platonov” by A.Chekhov
 
Fall 1994
Music Director at The Theater-Studio of Screen Actors, Minsk in a  play 
“The Yapishkin’s Theater” by Ya. Mirovich  
 
 
PERFORMING
frequent performances  as a pianist solo and in different ensembles in Belarus, Russia, Germany and US
 
 
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Spring 2011- Summer 2012
organist at the  St. Michael catholic church in Farmingville, New York 
 
Spring 2002
Director’s Assistant by the staging of operas by German composer Karola Bauckholt (2002)
 
Summers of 1996, 1997
organist at the St. Rokh catholic church in  Minsk 
Summer 1995
guide at the Tchaikovski Museum  Klin, Russia 
1993- 2013
singers’ coaching
 
 
PRIZES AND GRANTS
  • 2013 Winner of the Commission Competition of “Melodia” women choir New York City
  • 2001 Stipend of DAAD (German Foreign Exchange Service)
  • 1998 Grant of the St. Petersburg government “Muses of St. Petersburg”
  • 1997 Special Stipend  of The Industrial Building Bank St. Petersburg
  • 1995 1st prize at the Belorussian competition “The Earth Under White Wings”
 
 
FIRST PERFORMANCES
B. Tischenko. Piano pieces. (2000, dedicated to the performer)
Voronina, Russia. Fantasia on the themes from Prokofief’s opera “ World and Piece” (1999)
Banschikov, Russia. Sonata for piano N.5 (1998, dedicated to the performer)
E. Cohen, USA. Sonata for Piano. First performance in Russia (1998)
Pieces by young Russian, German and American composers.
 
 
ACTIVITIES AT FESTIVALS AND WORKSHOPS
American-Russian Festival “Educational Bridge”. Presentation of my compositions at Tufts University, Boston (2013)
Roslavetz and N. Gabo’s Festival in Briansk, Russia. Concert “Vocal cycles by 
St-Petersburg composers” (in a collaboration with a singer O. Petrusenko, 2001)
Russian Composers’ Meeting in Moscow,Russia. Performance of the 5th Piano sonata by G. Banschikov (2000)
Composer’s workshops in Radziowice, Poland (1996) and Ceski Krumlov, Czech Republic ( 1997)
Solertinskiy Festival in Vitebsk, Belarus. Theses “Russian Piano Music 1910-1920 years in the art context of the epoch” (1994)
 
PUBLISHING
 
“The City’s Pictures” piano pieces for children. For four hands and two pianos (Publishing house Four Forth, Minsk, 2010)
Sonata For Accordion (“Compositor” publishing house, St. Petersburg, 2008)
“Pigtails And Freckles”. 12 piano pieces for children. (“Compositor” publishing house, St. Petersburg, 2002)
“Music of St- Petersburg”. Vocal cycles by B. Tischenko, G. Banschikov, L. Desyatnikov. With Olga Petrusenko, soprano, and Nina Siniakova, piano. CD. 2001
 
 
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
 
Fluent in English, German, Russian and Belorussian
Strong reading knowledge of Polish and Czech