Russian-Australian pianist Nadia Koudasheva is an active soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and teacher who has performed in Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Estonia, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and China.

Performance venues have included:

-St Martin in the Fields (London, UK)
-Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (Sydney, Australia)
-Moscow State Conservatory, Myaskovsky Hall (Moscow, Russia)
-City Recital Hall (Sydney, Australia)
-Freiburg Kaisersaal (Freiburg, Germany)
-Government House (Sydney, Australia)
-Prokofiev Museum (Moscow, Russia)
-Pavlovsk Estate (St Petersburg, Russia)

Education:
2016-current: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, DMA. Supervisor David Larkin, teacher Phillip Shovk.
2015: Moscow State Conservatory, stazhyrovka course.
2011-2014: Sydney Conservatorium of Music: B. Mus. (Performance) Honours Class I. Teacher: Phillip Shovk.
2005-2010: Conservatorium High School. NSW HSC, Premier’s All-Rounder Award.

Awards include:
-George Henderson Scholarship.
-Australian Youth Classical Music Competition, Audience prize.
-National finalist at the Australian National Piano Award.
-Irene Hope Gibson Memorial Competition, 1st prize.
-John and Dorothy Vimpani Pianoforte Scholarship.
-Theme and Variations Foundation Awards finalist.
-Laureate of XVI Moscow International Festival of Young Soloists, for performance of S. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2.
-NSW Accompanist Guild Award, 2nd prize.
-Freshwater Chamber Music Competition, 2nd prize.
-CHAOS Special Purpose Grant.

Performances for organisations like: Federated Music Clubs NSW, Steinway and Sons, Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition, Parsons Music, Oasis Musicale, St Martin in the Fields.

Festivals:
-The International Piano Academy Freiburg.
-ANAM Piano! Festival.
-Alion Baltic International Festival.
-International Piano Festival in Italy.
-Moscow International Festival of Young Soloists.

Masterclasses include:
Boris Berman, Angela Hewitt, Nina Tichman, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Daniel Pollack, Oxana Yablonskaya, Christian Müller, Michel Bourdoncle and Jura Margulis.

Other:
-Recorded works for broadcast on Fine Music FM radio.
-Experience with harpsichord; has completed a number of early keyboard courses.

Teaching and collaborative piano work:
-Teaching from 2010 to current.
-From 2016 – teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy.
-Individual lessons privately from home studio, previously at private schools, also experience teaching in Moscow, Russia.
-Ages and skill levels range from preschool to adult, from beginners to diploma level.
-Students have achieved high AMEB examination results, scholarships, eisteddfod prizes, competition and festival awards in Sydney.
-Travelled to Orange Regional Conservatorium as part of a mentoring program.


-Experienced accompanist for concerts, auditions, exams, competitions (local and international). Various instruments/voices, and choirs.
-Was the accompanist at the State Music Camp, for the NSW Department of Education Arts Unit.

Research areas:
-Transcriptions of works of J. S. Bach by Russian/Soviet/ex-Soviet pianists. Please see ‘Russian Bach’ section.
-Methods of textural analysis, polyphony.
-Resources for improving Braille score availability for students/musicians with vision problems.

Conference presentations:
-Traditions-Transitions Doctoral Conference, Orpheus Institute (Ghent, Belgium).
-‘Technique of Musical Composition in the Author’s Indications’ Conference, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia).
-‘Methodological and Methodical Problems of Pedagogy in Art’ Conference, Herzen Pedagogy University (Saint Petersburg, Russia).
-Musicological Society of Australia Graduate Symposium, (Sydney, Australia).
-Sydney Conservatorium of Music symposiums/conferences.