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Natalia Samarin

Diploma (Performer, Accompanist, Soloist of Chamber Ensemble) Leningrad State Conservatorium (St Petersburg, Russia)

Examiner Number: 1087

Natalia Samarin studied pianoforte with Professor Zelma Tamarkina at the Leningrad State Conservatorium of Music and, after graduating in 1976, she undertook postgraduate studies in the 'Methods and practice of piano teaching' under the supervision of Prov A Lou. From 1971 to 1980 she taught piano in multiple state music schools and colleges in Russia.

After arriving in Australia in 1981, Natalia continued teaching piano, theory, musicianship and music history at various Sydney schools. She has performed extensively as a soloist, accompanist and as a member of chamber groups. As a music educator and piano pedagogue, she has helped her students further their music studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

For many years she has been teaching piano to the students of the School of Music and Music Education at the University of New South Wales. Natalia has extensive experience educating at a secondary level and has taught at Bridgidine College, Ascham, Abbotsleigh and at Kambala Girl's School, where she has been teaching for many years.

She runs a large and successful private studio and maintains a high profile as a performer in her role as accompanist and chamber musician.

Natalia is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of NSW.

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