Mariya Akhadjanova


Mariya Akhadjanova is currently a third-year DMA student at the University of Iowa with Dr. Ksenia Nosikova. Mariya holds a teaching assistantship for individual lessons and group piano, as well as accompaniment. She is a native of Uzbekistan and started playing piano at age 6. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Uzbekistan State Conservatory in Tashkent. Mariya performed with National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan and throughout the world as a soloist and a chamber musician. Mariya is a winner of “Golden Classical Music Awards” International Competition 2021 and Second International PianoArt competition in December 2020. She was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall (New York) in October 2021. Mariya was a winner of International Piano Competitions in the Central Asia and Russia. Also, she is a winner of Concerto Competition at UNI in 2017. She performed Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54 by Schumann with UNI Symphony orchestra in February 2017. Mariya Akhadjanova earned her second Master at Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Northern Iowa in May 2018. She studied with Dr. Dmitri Vorobiev and Dr. Vakhtang Kodanashvili. During her study, she performed in master classes for pianists including Alexei Sultanov, Andrew Ponochevny, and Lidia Artymiw.

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