BIO

Russia-Israel-USA-Switzerland


Gala Gurinovich, was born in Omsk Siberia and began playing the piano at the age of six. She took her first lessons at the Shebalin College and was educated in the tradition of Heinrich Neuhaus (who was the teacher to Sviatoslav Richter). 

With the end of the Soviet Union, Gala Gurinovich emigrated to Israel where she studied at the Rubin Academy of the University of Tel Aviv. She acquired her Master of Arts Degree under the lead of professor Alexander Volkov. At the same time, she gave concerts at Israeli Radio. She took master classes with the Israeli pianist legend Pnina Salzman and later the Neuhaus student Esther Yellin. 

In 2005 Gala moved to the USA with her family. In 2007 she was honoured with the Public Prize award and third prize of the jury at the Washington International Piano Artists Competition. In the US capital, she performed at several events hosted by various embassies and museum programs. She also gave concerts at the Washington Piano Society and the Friday Morning Club. 

When Gala moved to Switzerland, in 2012, she put together eight different concert programs in which she also performed: solo, piano duets, a six-handed concert, and two recitals with vocalists.

Due to the success of her recent programs, Gala made guest appearances at the Sergej Prokofiev Museum in Moscow, as well as the Villa Senar of Sergej Rachmaninoff (Senar) in Hertenstein.

 

Upon arriving in Switzerland Gala started teaching at the "International School of Zug & Luzern", and since then has guided her students through to achieving distinctions in their music exams.

 

 

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