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Nadia Koudasheva is an experienced pianist, teacher and researcher. She has performed in Australia, Russia, UK, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and China, in venues such as St Martin in the Fields (London), City Recital Hall (Sydney), the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, and the Moscow State Conservatory Myaskovsky Hall.
After graduating from Sydney Conservatorium with 1st Class Honours, she completed a short course at the Moscow State Conservatory, then returned to Sydney Conservatorium to complete her Doctor of Musical Arts degree, studying with Phillip Shovk and Dr David Larkin.
Nadia has received many scholarships and awards, has performed at international festivals, and has played in masterclasses for such artists as Boris Berman and Oxana Yablonskaya. As a researcher, she has presented at a number of national and international conferences. In 2021 she released an album with selected J. S. Bach piano transcriptions from Russia/USSR.
Nadia has been teaching since 2010, including at the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy, privately, and in schools. She has worked with students of various levels, ages and goals, the latter including successful preparation for examinations, competitions, and scholarship auditions. She aims to help students develop a genuine appreciation of music and ensure they have the technique and understanding to successfully put it into practice.