Natalia Bolshakova studied at the Moscow Conservatory and the University of North Texas. She has been a prizewinner in many competitions, including the New Orleans International Piano Competition and the Ima Hogg Young Artist International Competition. Dr. Bolshakova has performed as a soloist with orchestras across the United States and in Europe. In 1997, she was sited by the BBC Music Magazine as "one of the most promising musicians of the younger generation."
In August 2005, she premiered Souvenirs for piano written for her by James Wintle at the Nancyphonies Festival in Nancy, France.
Equally successful as a chamber musician, Dr. Bolshakova has been actively collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists. The Gramophone magazine listed two Crystal Records albums of the trumpeter John Holt with Natalia Bolshakova among the best new recordings from North America in 2005.
Last modified: 07-Jan-2015