Russian pianist Gala Chistiakova is a prizewinner of more than 30 International Competitions. She was born in 1987 in Moscow into a musical family and started her piano studies at 3 years old with her mother Liubov Chistiakova. Graduated from The Central Music School (2005), the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and postgraduate course (2012) with such professors as H.Khoven, A.Ryabov and M.Voskresensky. She also studied at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” (Prof. B.Petrushansky) in Italy.
Since 2000 Gala traveled, playing solo and with symphonic orchestras, in concerts over Russia, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Czech, Belarus, Ukraine, Finland, Japan, Greece, Andorra, Spain, Monaco, Norway, United Kingdom, Portugal. She has also performed on various TV and Radio programs, recorded CD with “KNS Classical” (Fazioli), “ACOUSENS records” (Shigeru Kawai) and 3 CD with “OnClassical” (Steinway & Sons). Gala has also been worked several times as a member of the jury at youth and international piano competitions. She has a huge repertoire from baroque to modern of concerts with orchestra, solo and chamber music. Gala’s main piano duo partners are her sister Irina Chistiakova and her husband Diego Benocci.
Since 2012, she is based in Italy (Grosseto, Tuscany) and she has been on the Board of Directors of Cultural Association “Recondite Armonie”. In 2020 Gala has become an Ambassador of the “BeMuse” Performing Arts Foundation of Great Britain.
Gala Chistiakova al suo arco ha frecce riservate a pochi: l’oro smaltato di un’ampia palette timbrica e una rara naturalezza di conduzione combinate ad una strumentalità impeccabile. In cui il pudore e l’audacia danzano all’unisono.
"un’artista infaticabile lei, che dopo essersi prodigata in due ore di musica ad alta intensità, senza risparmiarsi, anzi, sviluppando un virtuosismo via via crescente, si concedeva ancora in tre brani fuori programma."
Fiamme e stupore
di Daniele Valersi
Ambassador of the UK beMuse Performing arts foundation
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