Additional Information

Appointments

2015 Member of the Jury for Commisioning Grants, Chamber Music America (New York, NY)
2013 Cultural Leader, World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland)
2009 and 2011 Hermitage Artists Fellow (Sarasota, FL)
2007-2012 Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland)
2005 Steinway Artist
2002 Selection Panel, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (New York, NY)
1998 Paul and Daisy Fellowships for New Americans (New York, NY)

Awards

2012 ECHO Klassik award, Best Music DVD – The Little Mermaid ballet (Germany)
2012 Golden Mask – for The Little Mermaid ballet (Russia)
2005 Hindemith Prize, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany)
2005 Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk (German National Radioprize)
2005 Bremer Musikfest Prize (Bremen, Germany)
1996 Poet of the Year / International Pushkin Society (New York, NY)

Education

2002 Konzertdiplom, Piano, Hannover Hochschule für Musik (Hanover, Germany)
1999 Master of Music, Composition, Juilliard School of Music (New York, NY, USA)
1996 Bachelor of Music, Composition, Juilliard School of Music (New York, NY, USA)
1996 Bachelor of Music, Piano, Juilliard School of Music (New York, NY, USA)

Speaking Engagement

2012 Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Boston, MA)
2015 World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland)
2013 World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland)
2013 Paul Soros Memorial Service, (New York, NY)
2013 Osolo Theater, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, FL)

Teaching Residencies

2015 Novosibirsk Specialized Music School (Novosibirsk, Russia)
2015 Musikhochschule Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)
2013 Cleveland Institute of Music (Cleveland, Ohio)
2013 University of Michigan, School of Music (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
2013 Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China)
2012 Marlboro Music Festival and School (Marlboro, Vermont)
2009 Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo, Japan)
2009 Verbier Festival Academy
2009 West Cork Chamber Music Festival (West Cork, Ireland)

Television and Radio Documentary

2014 ARTE, TV magazine “Metropolis” (Franco-German Television Network)
2012 Canadian Broadcast Company, Wachtel on the Arts (Canada)
2011 PBS Great Performances (United States)
2011 RIA Novosti, National Broadcast
2010 ARD Mediathek (Germany)