Venera Salakhidinova (Russia)

is the Head of Piano Department of the Gnessin Music State College and the Head of Piano Division of the Gnessin Russian Academy’s music school.

In 1982 she graduated from Gnessin’s Music State College as a student of Honored Art Worker Of Russia, Rimma Alexandrovna Dieva. She continued her musical education at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music under the tutelage of professor Valentina Evgenievna Zvereva.

Since 1995, Venera has been a teacher at the Gnessin State Musical College; in 2010 she accepted the position of the Head of the Piano Department in Gnessin’s RAM Music school.

Venera has been a jury president and a member of more than 40 children’s and junior piano music festivals, like: “Days of Beethoven in Moscow”, Junior Moscow piano competition “Steps to mastery”, the Open Junior piano and violin festival-competition of Gnessin Regional Open Junior competition of Okhotina, Music and Art festival “Island of Joy”, “Moscow Junior Delphic games”, All-Russian competition “Crystal Tuning-fork” and many others.

Repeatedly participated in the work of art schools for gifted children: Summer art school in Togliatti (2002), the Art school in Ryazan music college (2003), “Master class in Kineshma city” (2008, 2009).

Venera gives lectures and hosts master classes for teachers of Music schools and schools of Art in Moscow, Lyubertsy, Reutov, Mytischi, Krasnogorsk, Vidnoe, Podolsk, Klimovsk, Odintsovo, Tver  and other cities of Russia.

In 2010, Venera organized an annual festival for students of children’s music schools of Moscow and Moscow Region in the Gnessin State College. In 2015, it received the status of the All-Russian Festival.