Dr Natalia Andreeva
Casual Lecturer in Piano
C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney
Natalia Andreeva, Russian born from St. Petersburg studied and has taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 2007. Natalia completed her PhD in Piano Performance at the end of 2012. The topic of her thesis was Analysis and Interpretation of the Piano Sonatas of Galina Ustvolskaya in Three Volumes) Natalia received her Bachelor Degree (as a piano teacher and accompanist) from the Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College. In 1996, she entered the State Conservatorium of Music. After successful completion of this program in 2001, she received the qualification (Red Diploma – Highest distinction) as a solo concert pianist, pianist in the chamber ensemble, piano teacher and piano accompanist. Her most influential teachers were Professor Victor Abramov and the concert pianist André Hoteev (an assistant to Professor Lev Naumov). After her graduation, she commenced work as a piano teacher and accompanist at the University of Culture and Arts, and at the Institute “School of the Russian Drama” in St. Petersburg. Natalia also performed regularly in St. Petersburg and Moscow as a solo pianist and with a number of different chamber groups. In 2004, she was invited to perform a solo recital at the Calvary Church, North Charlotte, USA. In 2006 she received a Fulbright grant for a one year, non-degree program in Piano Performance at the Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. During her career, Natalia has recorded four professional CD’s at the recording studio “Melodiya” in St. Petersburg. Her solo program recorded at the ABC went on to air on the 5th of April 2009. For Natalia’s recordings visit her website: http://natalyaandreeva.wordpress.com Teaching Philosophy “Genius is largely the result of hard work, rather than an inspired flash of insight” – Thomas Edison My teaching philosophy is based on three main principles: Love of music is the strongest motivation to work hard. Students should understand what they are playing about. “Working on the artistic image (In the piece) should begin at the very first stage of learning the piano and note reading.” (Heinrich Neuhaus). Based on my knowledge and experience, I teach my students to practice effectively. Yet, I believe that my final goal is to prepare students to work independently.
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