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Yulia Kalashnikova, piano

Yulia Kalashnikova grew up in a family of musicians in the heart of Russia. Her father plays viola in the local orchestra, and her mother is a piano teacher. Ms. Kalashnikova began her musical studies at age 5, and graduated in 1998 from Kazan State Conservatory in Kazan, Russia with Masters Degrees in piano performance, chamber ensemble, piano instruction, and accompaniment. Her principal teachers were Evgenia Zinger, who has since immigrated to the United States and teaches at the Manhattan School of Music; Alfia Burnashyva, one of the preeminent piano teachers in Russia today; and Uzefina Sokolskaya.

Prior to immigrating to Omaha in March of 2001, Ms. Kalashnikova was an accompanist at Kazan State Conservatory and a faculty member of the I.S. Palantai Music College. In addition to being part of Omaha Conservatory of Music’s piano faculty, she is also the accompanist for the Omaha Children’s Chorus.