Nonna Berter (piano) Nonna is a graduate of the Moscow Gnessin Institute, where she studied with some of the best teachers in Russia including Alexander Satz and Yuri Ponizovkin. She has lived in Melbourne for 24 years, having worked as a ballet and opera pianist in many local schools and companies, including the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian Ballet School. She has also taught at many schools, including McRobertson Girls' and Aitken College, where she was a founding member and established a large piano program, and has worked as an accompanist in many schools and universities. Nonna is a freelance musician, and enjoys teaching at her home studio, Bentleigh School of Piano. She has worked for herself for the past 12 years with many students doing advanced AMEB examinations, achieving excellent results at competitions and being awarded scholarships at top schools. Last year, together with Slava Iourgaev and Faina Vengerovsky, she formed the Baroque music ensemble "Orbis Sonorum".
Nonna says about herself: Just a few words about myself I have graduated from Moscow Gnesin Academy ( Gnesin Institute) in the subject of piano performance and pedagogy I have lived in Australia for 27 years and currently teaching full time at my private studio:Bentleigh School of Piano I worked as professional accompanist for all these years.
KATIE KIM flute
Katie Kim is originally from South Korea, trained with flute professionally in Australia at Queensland Conservatorium of Music completing Bachelor of Music in 2000 and Monash University with Bachelor of Music Honours in 2016. Apart from the extensive flute repertoires as a performer, her love and passion of music extends to violin and piano, teaching all three instruments.
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ANASTASIYA GRADOVICH RUSSIAN FOLKLORE ACCESSORIES
Anastasiya loves to travel and explore new countries and possibilities. Before coming to Australia she has lived and worked for a few years in China and Thailand, helping out Russian speakers overseas as translator. Shortly after moving to Melbourne she started to fell in love with Australian culture and beauty, although she always kept in touch with local and overseas Russian communities.
Promoting Russian culture and heritage was something Anastasiya always enjoyed, and that's how her Russian Roses fashion accessory boutique came to life. Russian Roses has two types of products on offer; traditional Russian floral scarves (all the way from Pavlovo Posad), and unique handmade bags crafted from these scarves.
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