Artist’s biography

Natalia Korshunova was born in Vladivostok in 1968.
Education
1984-1988 Music School in Vladivostok. The class of N.G Nizovskaya.
1988-1993 The Far Eastern State Academy of the Arts. Classes of lecturer B.K.Yakimovich and senior lecturer V.G. Bukach.
1997 Internship at the Gnesins' Academy of Music. Class of Professor V. Ponizovkin.
1998 Assistant internship at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Class of People's Artist of the USSR, Professor V.K. Merzhanov.
1998-2000 Postgraduate Studies at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The class of Merited Artist of Russia, Professor M.A Smirnov.
2002 Internship in the class of People's Artist of Russia, Professor E.K Virsaladze (assistant - MV Lidsky).
Career
1993-1996 Teacher at the Far Eastern State Academy of the Arts, soloist of the Primorye Philharmonic.
Since 1998 Head of art programs of the Moscow Central House of Journalists.
Since 2002 Concertmaster at the Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory
Since 2003 Deputy Chief Promoter of the "Art TSDZH“
Since 2004 Deputy Director of the concert work of the Gnesins’ Music School.
Festivals
1991, 1996 Participant of the S.Rachmaninov International contest of High piano mastery in Tambov.
1993 Participant and exhibitioner of the program "New Stars of Russia” (Vladivostok).
1996 - 2002 Annual Festival "Dalnevostochnaya vesna" (Vladivostok)
1999 Festival "Orthodox Russia" at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow).
2007, 2009 International Youth Festival "Vozrozhdenie" (Moscow)
2007 - 2014 International Chamber Music Festival "Spring in Russia" (Moscow)
Geography of touring
Natalia has been performed a lot since 1991. She has been touring in many cities in Russia: Khabarovsk, Nakhodka, Vladivostok, Komsomolsk-on-Amur Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Perm, Arsenyev, Birobidzhan, Sverdlovsk, Vyatka, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities in the Moscow region, as well as in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and South Korea.
Natalia has performed in all top Moscow halls: The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Concert Hall “Rossiya” etc.
Artistic activities
Natalia collaborates with many singers, instrumentalists and theatre figures: Vladimir Matorin, Tatiana Yerastova, Igor Gavrysh, Evgeny Petrov, Mikhail Petukhov, Elena Strizhevskaya, Peter Deep, Larisa Kurdyumov, Alexander Filippenko, etc.
She is an organizer and a permanent participant of the music festival "Music in the museums of Russia” (Moscow region) and the project «Grand Theatre in Vladivostok".
Natalia performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Moscow Conservatory conducted by A. Cherkasov, the State Orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra "Cantus firmus", the Gnesins Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Mikhailov Moscow Brass Band.
Performances of N. Korshunova were broadcasted by regional TV channels, by the channel "Culture", radio stations "Orpheus", "Sadko", "Online, " "Echo Moskvy", "Mayak".

Natalia Korshunova is the founder and artistic director of the International Festival of Chamber Music "DECEMBER EVENINGS BELYAEVO"

She is awarded the Diploma of the International Charitable Fund "Patrons of the Century" for “labor feat on benefit of the homeland and service to the ideals of kindness and mercy" (2009).
The Coordinating Council for Culture of the political party "United Russia" awarded her the medal "For achievements in culture, science and education" (2009).
Natalia is also awarded the Diploma of the Russian Minister of Culture A.A. Avdeev, "for her great contribution to the cultural development" (2010).
On the 18 of November, 2010 Natalia Korshunova was awarded the title "Moscow Honored Worker of Culture "by the decree of the Moscow mayor S.S. Sobyanin.
Reviews
“Natalia Korshunova ... proved to be a sensitive and thoughtful musician. She is possessed of a versatile piano technique, fine musical talent and serious culture ... " (Professor V.K. Merzhanov, 7 October 1998, Moscow).
"Pianist Natalia Korshunova is definitely talented ... she can contribute a lot to the development of musical culture of the Far East" (Professor of the Gnesins’ Music Academy Y.V. Ponizovkin, October 2, 1996).
Reviews of concerts and interviews with N. Korshunova were published in many newspapers, including: "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", “Utro Rossiyi”,"Country Culture ", "Krasnoe Znamya", "Vladivostok Time", "Vladivostok", magazine "Club" etc.