Born in the Caspian seaside city of Baku, Natasha Snitkovsky as already “playing” the piano at the age of two. Her first major performance was at age 11 when she played the Chopin F-minor Concerto with the Baku Philharmonic.
Three years later, the talented artist left the Special Music School in Baku to attend the Central Music School in Moscow. At 18 she was invited to study at the historic and world famous Moscow Conservatory where her teacher was renowned professor, Jacob Milstein.
First Prize winner of D’Angelo International Piano competition Natasha Snitkovsky has performed extensively in recitals, with orchestras, and in chamber appearances in the New England Area, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Louisiana, California, Indiana, and Ohio. In 1982 she performed in recital at Carnegie Hall, and has been a soloist with the American Wind Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has been a featured soloist at the Bedford Springs Festival, and has appeared at the “Mostly Mozart Festival” at Heinz Hall. Media exposures have included performance appearances on the “Pittsburgh 2 Day” television program of CBS Group W, affiliate, KDKA, on WQED fine Arts radio station. She was also interviewed on Bloomberg Radio WBBR in New York City about importance of music education for children, and was included in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” 2003.
She presented Master classes in Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Mexico, and Italy. Ms. Snitkovsky is on the faculty of Duquesne University. She is the co-founder of City Music Center at Duquesne University, where she is a chair of the Piano Department. She is also Director of Duquesne Young Artist Competition.