Natasha SnitkovskyAdjunct Professor, Piano
Mary Pappert School of Music
School of Music, Room 214
Education:M.M., Moscow Conservatory
Natasha Snitkovsky is a graduate of Moscow Conservatory with degrees in piano, pedagogy and accompanying. She has studied with Jacob Milstein and Aram Khachaturian.
Snitkovsky has performed in concert tours of Russia and in performances with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Bolshoi Hall. She was the First Prize winner of D'Angelo International Piano competition. She has performed extensively in recitals, with orchestras, and in chamber ensembles in the New England Area, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Louisiana, California, Indiana and Ohio. In 1982, she performed in recital at Carnegie Hall, and has been a soloist with the American Wind Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has been a featured soloist at the Bedford Springs Festival, and has appeared at the "Mostly Mozart Festival" at Heinz Hall. Media exposures have included performance appearances on the "Pittsburgh 2 Day" television program of CBS Group W, affiliate, KDKA, and on WQED fine arts radio station. She was also interviewed on Bloomberg Radio WBBR in New York City about the importance of music education for children, and was included in "Who's Who Among American Teachers" 2003. She has also been the recipient of the "Master Teacher" award from the American Music Scholarship Association.
She has presented master classes in Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Mexico, and Italy. Her students have won many national and international competitions, including the World Piano Competition, International Piano Competition of Chinese Music, Stravinsky Competition, Bartok-Kabalevsky Competition, From the Top Competition, East-West International Piano Competition, Kosciuszko International Piano Competition, Pittsburgh Symphony Concerto Competition and the Colorado International Piano Competition.
She is the Artistic Director and Chair of the Piano Department at City Music Center of Duquesne University. She is also Director of Duquesne Young Artist National Competition.