Art of Music Piano Studio
An experienced piano teacher and former Russian concert pianist, now accepting students of all ages and skill levels.
Ms. Valentina Bransburg, a Russian-born concert pianist, graduated from the prestigious Academy of Music with a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. She was a piano and pedagogy student of Ludmila Vaverko. After teaching and performing extensively in her native country until 1979 Ms. Bransburg left for Europe, where she continued to perform and teach in many countries, including Italy, Como, Switzerland, Zurich, Israel, Tel Aviv and Austria, Vienna. The last year she spend working for the Vienna Opera before leaving for the United States.
Upon arrival in New York in 1981, Ms. Bransburg resumed her performing and teaching activities. She became affiliated with highly accredited schools such as the Manhattan school of Music and Hebrew Art School, and worked with many prominent violinists and cellists. Her concert activities included numerous acclaimed performances in concert halls such as Federal Hall, Comi Hall, Merkin Hall, and other venues in New York City and NY state.
In 1990s, Ms. Bransburg's career took her again to Europe where she worked in the Zurich Opera theater, and taught in the Sir James School of Music in Milano, Lugano and other cities of Northern Italy.
Ms. Bransburg currently resides in Northen Virginia where she continues her educational and performing activities. She is an active member of Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association. She has performed at Strathmore, Austrian and other embassies, and other concert halls in the metropolitan areas. She also participates in various chamber groups and orchestras.
The Teaching Method
In her teaching and performing, Valentina Bransburg follows a 200 year-old European musical tradition that produced some of the most perfect geniuses of piano, such as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Horowitz, Evgeny Kissin, Van Cliburn, and Sviatoslav Richter. Her teaching of technical skills, artistic sensitivity, and the deep understanding of music is tailored to each student's age and potential. A vast amount of musical literature collected over her 35 years of experience allows her to expose students to the treasures of musical culture and help them enjoy a rich musical life by participating in its traditions.