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Daria CHAIKOVSKAYA (piano)

orn in Moscow to a family rich in musical traditions, she began learning piano at the age of 6. A year later she became a student of the Gnessine Special School of Music.

In 1990 she moved to Germany, but in 1993 graduated to the Lubeck Conservatory to study with Professor Manfred Fock. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 13, winning some Federal junior competitions. From 1998 she was a student in Hanover under the supervision of Professor Vladimir Krainev, but since 2003 she has continued her studies with Professor Boris Petrushansky at the Academy of piano in Imola, Italy.

She won First Prize at the Steinway competition in Hamburg (1996), First Prize at the piano competition in Ibiza, Spain (2001), Second Prize in Gorizia, Italy, and First Prize at the Vincenzo Bellini piano competition in Caltanisetta , Italy.

Now she is continuing her studies with Professor Arvo Valdmaa at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne.