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 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. In December 2020, Mariya has participated in the international virtual competitions. She won the First Prize at the “Golden Classical Music Awards” and was invited to perform in the Winners’ Concert in October 2021 at Carnegie Hall, New York. Also, she won the First Prize at the Charleston International Music Competition (2021 Baroque Music Competition) and the Second Prize at the Second International PianoArt Competition. 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.

You can find Mariya’s 2021 Baroque Music Competition performance here.

You can find Mariya’s 2021 European Music Competition performance here.