Yuri Didenko (Russia)
Internationally acclaimed pianist, winner and prize-winner of numerous international competitions, Professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Yuri Didenko has performed recitals and with orchestras in the best concert halls of Moscow, including Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and Moscow International House of Music, cities of the former Soviet Union and abroad: Belgium, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Japan, USA, Poland, Malta, Greece, Chile, China, countries of Western Africa, Turkey, Cyprus, Spain, South Korea, Austria. Mr. Didenko is a winner and prizewinner of numerous competitions in Great Britain, Italy, USA, Belgium. In 2003, Mr. Didenko received the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture Award “For Special Achievements in Culture”. Mr. Didenko studied piano at the Central Music School affiliated with the Moscow Conservatory with Alexander Mndoyants and then at the Moscow Conservatory with Professor Merzhanov. Since 1994, he has been on the piano faculty of the Moscow Conservatory. Since 2005, he has his own students. In his class many talented students who are winners of various international competitions. Yuri Didenko recorded several compact disks with various romantic and XX century works. He made numerous recordings on the Russian State Radio. Mr. Didenko is in demand for master classes in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Kazakhstan, UAE, Germany, Spain, Malta, Italy, USA, South Korea, and China. He gives master classes for children and students. Such communication with the growing generation of young musicians allows him to select for his class of talented students. He has also served on piano juries of several international piano competitions in various categories, from children to adults (as a member and as a chairman of the jury) in Russia, Poland, USA, Greece, Malta, Italy, Germany, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, UAE, Turkey, Spain. He is Vice President of the International Rachmaninov society (Germany).
Natalia Gorezkaya (Ukraine)
Vice rector of the Kharkov National Ivan Kotlyarevsky University of Arts, Professor of Special Piano department.
In 1971, Natalya Gorezkaya entered Odessa State Antonina Nezhdanova Conservatoire where she studied under Professor Ludmila Ginzburg. Continued her studies at Kharkov Institute of Arts under the guidance of Professor Natalia Melnikova. After graduation from Kharkov Institute, she followed the postgraduate course at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under the guidance of Professor Dmitri Bashkirov. She took part in many national and international festivals as a member of piano duets and ensemble player. Among her students, there are prize-winners of regional, national and international piano competitions and festivals. Natalia Gorezkaya served as a jury member in numerous piano and ensemble competitions. She gives master classes and takes part in summer courses. She is a member of Ukrainian Artist Society.