The Russian pianist and researcher Natalia Andreeva was born in St. Petersburg. She started learning piano at the age of five. She graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College and the State Conservatorium of Music. Natalia continued her musical education in Chicago as the Fulbright scholar. In 2007 she performed Ustvolskaya’s piano Sonata No. 5 at the Ganz Recital Hall in Chicago.
In 2013 she completed her PhD in Piano Performance in Australia, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She studied under the Russian pianist, Professor Viktor Abramov and the international concert pianist Andrej Hoteev
(an assistant to the legendary Lev Naumov).
Natalia performs as a solo pianist and with a number of different chamber groups in Russia and Australia. She also makes recordings for Russian and Australian broadcasters including ABC classic FM, Sydney. She recorded five piano solo CDs at the recording studio “Melodiya” in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Natalia currently holds the position of the Lecturer in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia.
Natalia started her ‘Ustvolskaya project’ in 2006 in Chicago. She stays in touch with Ustvolskaya’s widower, Mr Konstantin Bagrenin, who was a great help and encouragement for Natalia’s works.Since 2006 she has regularly included Ustvolskaya’s solo piano and chamber works into her recitals. In 2012 she completed her recording of all Ustvolskaya’s solo piano works now released by Divine Art.