Ekaterina Bessmeltseva, Ph.D.
D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance) from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Performing at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York
Piano instructor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ekaterina Bessmeltseva is a concert pianist whose performances span North America, Europe and Russia. Dr. Bessmeltseva has an affinity for the music of women composers such as Mel Bonis, Amy Beach, Amanda Maier, Louise Forrenck, Nadia Boulanger, Clara Schumann augmenting her repertoire beyond that of the standard literature.
Dr. Bessmeltseva began her piano studies at the age of six and entered the Rachmaninoff Music School and then later the Musorgsky College of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2004 she was invited to study at Bowling Green State University with a full scholarship. While studying at Bowling Green State University Ekaterina was awarded with the C. Elizabeth Cobb Memorial Scholarship and Lenore B. Coriell Memorial Piano Award. During her studies Ekaterina attended summer festivals in Corfu, Greece and Brevard, North Carolina.
In 2008 Ekaterina was invited to study at the University of South Florida to complete a Masters in Piano Performance with Dr. Svetozar Ivanov. In 2009 Ekaterina had the experience of working with composer David del Tredici and performing his piano work Aeolian Ballade at the Graduate Center in New York City. In 2011 Ekaterina attended Chautauqua music festival in Chautauqua, NY.
In 2012 Ekaterina was invited to complete her DMA in Piano Performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with Dr. Mykola Suk. In 2013 and 2014 the Bessmeltseva Duo performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. Ekaterina was invited as an adjudication for Nevada Music Ed Junior Festival and Roger Bushell Competition. In 2016 Dr. Bessmeltseva performed Respighi Piano Concerto in A minor with Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 and 2017 Dr. Bessmeltseva was a part time piano instructor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.