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Chopin Piano Sonata in B flat minor Op. 35
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat major Op. 22
Russian pianist Gala Chistiakova is a prizewinner of more than 30 International Competitions. Among them – Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, IPC in Memory of Emil Gilels in Odessa, Scriabin IPC in Moscow, “Maria Callas Grand Prix” in Athens, Andorra IPC, Concerto IPC in China, F.Busoni IPC in Italy and others.
She was born in 1987 in Moscow into a musical family. She started her piano studies at 3 years old with her mother Liubov Chistiakova. From 1993 to 2005 she studied at The Central Music School under the Moscow Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky with Professors H.Khoven and A.Ryabov. In 2014 Gala finished Moscow Conservatory and postgraduate course in a class of Professor M.Voskresensky. In 2011 she started her studies at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” (class of Professor Boris Petrushansky) and migrated to Italy.
Since 2000 Gala travelled, playing solo and with symphonic orchestras, in concerts over Russia, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Czech, Belarus, Ukraine, Finland, Japan, Greece, Andorra, Spain, Monaco, Norway, United Kingdom, Portugal. She has also performed on various TV and Radio programs, recorded CD with “KNS Classical” (Fazioli), “ACOUSENS records” (Shigeru Kawai) and 3 CD with “OnClassical” (Steinway & Sons). Gala has also been worked several times as a member of the jury at youth and international piano competitions. She has a huge repertoire from baroque to modern concerts with orchestra, solo and chamber music. Gala’s main piano duo partners are her sister Irina Chistiakova and her husband Diego Benocci.
Since 2012, she is based in Italy (Grosseto, Tuscany) and she has been on the Board of Directors of Cultural Association “Recondite Armonie”. In 2020 Gala has become an Ambassador of the “BeMuse” Performing Arts Foundation of Great Britain.
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