Nadia Shpachenko, Ph. D, United States
Pianist Nadia Shpachenko has performed extensively in solo and chamber music recitals and with orchestras in North America and Europe. She completed DMA and MM degrees at the University of Southern California, where she was awarded the title of Outstanding Graduate. Dr. Shpachenko is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Adjunct Professor of Music at the Claremont Graduate University. Information about her many achievements including awards, performances, and affiliations with organizations and professionals, is available on the website, along with music samples.
“I have always been drawn to unorthodox contemporary repertoire, especially to pieces involving unusual sounds (extended piano techniques, prepared piano etc.). My husband bought me a Schoenhut Baby Grand for Valentine’s Day two years ago and since then I have been exploring engaging toy piano repertoire, programming pieces for solo toy piano as well as for a combination of toy piano and other instruments and media in my piano recitals. And, of course, audiences love it when I sit on the little bench!”