Varia – Piano and Singing (Classical)

variaVaria was born in Moscow in 1985 and started learning the piano at the age of 6. She moved to England in 2000 after completing her studies at the Moscow School of Music and Arts.

In 2003 Varia was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College of Music. She has been awarded a choral scholarship at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel and was a choral scholar until 2007. In 2007 she was awarded a scholarship to study at Trinity College or Music on the MMus course.

Since a young age Varia has had a great interest in Romantic period music. Since coming to England she has played in master classes with some of the world’s greatest pianists and performed in many famous venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London’s Bluthner’s Piano Centre, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Purcell Room. She is a well-established chamber musician and vocal accompanist and won first prize with her duo in the Padua International Music Competition.

One of the highlights of her recent performances was Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major performed with concert pianist Karl Lutchmayer at The Warehouse (South Bank) as part of his Conversational Concerts. For a performance of the same piece, Varia also received a high commendation in Trinity College of Music Mozart’s Competition 2006.