Rena Shereshevskaya

Rena Shereshevskaya

Rena Shereshevskaya graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in 1977 with excellent diploma in all disciplines (soloist, chamber music and teaching) and in 1981 the post-graduate course of the same Conservatory and started her soloist career playing recitals and symphonic concerts in the USSR and in East European countries.
Having a real passion for the pedagogy she started her pedagogical career in the famous Central Special Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory where she had been teaching during 12 years. In 1991 Rena Shereshevskaya was invited as a head of a piano department and a professor of piano at the Moscow Ippolitov-lvanov Superior Musical-Pedagogical Institute.
In 1991 – 1993 she was invited by Vladimir Spivakov, the Art Director of the Colmar International Festival (France) to give master classes at the Summer Academy of this Festival and then she was invited as a guest professor to Colmar National Conservatory. At present she teaches at the Paris Alfred Cortot Superior Music School and in the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory where she prepares students of higher levels to State Diplomas examinations and to the participation in international competitions.
Rena Shereshevskaya has a great experience in teaching children beginning from a very early age (4 years old) up to a professional level. Her students play all over the world: in Europe, USA, Japan, Russia, etc. in recitals or with orchestra, in the most prestigious concert halls such as Gaveau, Pleyel (Paris), Carnegie Hall (New York), Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and many others.
She gives master classes in many countries: France, Italy, Swiss, USA, Canada, Monaco, China, and is invited as a jury member or a president of juries of grand international competitions. Among her students many became prize-winners of grand international competitions (first of them - Alexander Slobodjanik Jr, was the youngest, 15 years old, the 1st Prize winner of the ”Young Concert Artists International Auditions”, New York, 1989); among the latest are Rémi Geniet - the 2d Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels) in May 2013 et Lucas Debargue – the 4th Prize and the Special Prize of he Moscow Musical Critics Winner at the XVth International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow) in June 2015.
In 2015 Rena Shereshevskaya was awarded the International M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov Prize in the field of music for her achievements in music education
In parallel with her intensive pedagogical activity and in spite of long professional disease of the right hand Rena Shereshevskaya keeps on playing chamber music with renowned artists, as famous Russian baritone, ancient soloist of the Metropolitan Opera of NY Vladimir Chernov or with a Russian soprano, a soloist of the Mannheim Opera (Germany) Ludmila Slepneva as well as with instrumentalists as cellist Henri Demarquette, pianist Laurent Cabasso and others.
Rena Shereshevskaya is also a creator and the Art Director of a festival “Artistic Dynasties and Families” and of a project for cultural exchange "Stars and young talents of France and Russia”.