Leading up to the 13th World Harp Congress this July in Hong Kong, we’re talking with performers for the ever-popular WHC Focus on Youth showcase concerts. Check in each week as we present insights from these talented young artists.
Give us some background: when did you start playing and who do you study with?
I was born in St. Petersburg in a musical family. Music lessons started very early, but when the question arose of the choice of the instrument, [my] parents met the professor of the conservatory Asya Varosyan, who immediately told us to go to the class of Harp. I studied at a special music school at the Rimsky- Korsakov [conservatory]in the class of Karina Maleeva. Later I went to Moscow to Natalia Shameeva, where I study to this day.
What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get to Hong Kong?
Which harpist do you most admire?
What’s the most memorable musical performance you’e ever attended?
What advice would you give a young student wanting to start harp?
What’s the best piece of advice someone has ever given you?
What’s on your playlist?
Finish this sentence: In 10 years I see myself…
To register for the 13th World Harp Congress July 7–13 2017 in Hong Kong, visit www.whc2017.org.