Natalia Valentin

Natalia Valentin

Natalia Valentin

Having successfully completed her piano studies at the Conservatoire Régional (CRR) in Pariswith a Premier Prix in piano performance in 2000, she began specializing in Fortepiano, studying with Patrick Cohen at the CRR. In 2003, she obtained an Early Music Diploma, alongside a Premier Prix in chamber music at the Gustave Charpentier Conservatory.

Natalia Valentin then completed her studies at the prestigious Paris Conservatory (CNSM) in June 2007; she obtained a Premier Prix in Fortepiano performance with high distinction, in a unanimous vote by the jury. While studying under professors Patrick Cohen, Pierre Cazes, and Kenneth Weiss, Natalia Valentin worked to perfect her fortepiano technique under the guidance of Susan Alexander-Max and Arthur Schoonderwoerd.

Natalia Valentin has performed both solo and chamber music repertoire in several prominent French music festivals, including: Courants d’Airs (Manosque), Musicancy (Bourgogne), Les Solistes de Demain (Auvergne), in addition to appearances at the Gaudete (Varallo Sesia, Italy), Phoenix (Luzern, Switzerland), Antigua Musica de la Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) and tours of the US and Mexico following an invitation from the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra (Texas). Since 2008 she is regularly invited by the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela to perform concertos with the Caracas Symphonic Youth Orchestra conducted by Dietrich Paredes at the Teresa Carreño Theater and chamber music recitals with the soloist of the Simon Bolivar Symphonic Orchestra.

She participated to the Chopin’s Year festivities in La Cité de la Musique ofParis, playing several recitals on a Broadwood Fortepiano played by Chopin himself during his last tour inEngland. In November 2010 she is invited by the Musée de l’Armée inParis to perform Mozart and Haydn’s concertos with the Trio Euterpe and the soloist of the Paris Orchestra, and in 2012 she performed an especial program for the Napoleon’s Russian Campaign festivities.

Natalia Valentin currently teaches fortepiano and piano at the Bobigny Conservatory in Seine St Denis and at the Vigneux-Sur-Seine Conservatory, both suburbs ofParis. In September 2010 she was engaged to make a fortepiano workshop in the Hochschule Luzern Musik and sins 2011 she is assistant professor at the Accademia Europea delle Tastiere Storiche of Villa Bossi inItaly.

In 2009, Natalia Valentin recorded her first album dedicated to the Rondos and Bagatelles of Ludwig van Beethoven and performed on a pianoforte originally fromSouthern Germany. This record has been really welcomed by the medias in the music field, it won 5 diapasons of the Diapason Magazine, three stars from Classica magazine, TOP5 of the year in Fanfare magazine and awarded of a Coup de Coeur prize by Classique-News.

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