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Kateryna TitovaKateryna Titova

The young pianist Kateryna Titova was born in the Ukraine in 1983 and started playing piano at the age of five. From 1994 to 1999 she attended the Central Special School of Music in Charkov and subsequently transferred to Tchaikovsky Central Music School in Moscow. Her concert debut with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's piano concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, at the Charkov Philharmonic Hall was followed only a year later by a performance of the Saint-Saëns' Piano concerto No. 2, together with the Charkov Philharmonic, the Charkov Opera and the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra.

From 2001 to 2003 Kateryna studied in Germany at the College of Music in Münster with Prof. Michael Keller, then she moved to Dresden to pursue further studies at the Piano Faculty in the class of Arcady Zenziper.

Kateryna was awarded with first or second prizes at more than twenty international piano competitions, for instance in 2002 at the Alicia de Larrocha-Competition Andorra, at the International Piano Competition "Spanish Composers" in Madrid, 2004 at the International Swedish Duo Competition in Katrineholm, at the International Russian Music Piano Competition in San José, 2005 at the International Rubinstein Piano Competition in Dresden, where she also won a grand piano and in 2008 at the James Mottram International Piano Competition in Manchester.
From 2008 on, she had lessons at master classes of Norma Fisher and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester,and also at the Imola Piano Academy with Prof. Boris Petrushansky. She also owes significant artistic inspiration to her collaboration with Igor Blagodatov, a pupil of Jacob Milstein, who ranks among today's leading pianists in the tradition of the Russian piano school.

Kateryna has appeared as a soloist and in chamber and in chamber music recitals in Ukraine, Russia, Europe and in the USA, appearing with, for example e.g. the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonie der Nationen, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra with Maxim Vengerov, at the International Music Festival in Viana do Castelo Portugal, at the Kissinger Sommer and at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. She performed at the Semperoper in Dresden, in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, at Konzerthaus Vienna, the Lesinsky Hall in Zagreb and at the Bridgewater-Hall in Manchester.

Kateryna Titova has been awarded several scholarships, e.g. by the Moscow Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, the Oskar und Vera Ritter Foundation, the Lutz-E. Adolf Foundation and the Rotary Club Foundation.

In 2009, Sony Classical released her debut CD "Rachmaninov" with Preludes and other solo works by the Russian composer, which has been praised by the critics.

In the current season 2011/12 and also in the upcoming season 2012/13, Kateryna will perform in many concerts together with Ramon Ortega Quéro, winner of the prestigious ARD-Competition (oboe) and also record a new album with works by Schubert and Schumann.

Kateryna Titova is based in Berlin since 2010.