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Natalia Bezuglova (Piano)

Natalia BezuglovaNatalia Bezuglova teaches piano at MSU Community Music School and is a graduate assistant at Michigan State University, working toward her doctorate in Music Arts with Professor Moriarty.

Natalia was born in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia and began taking piano lessons at 8 years old. After 7 years of studying at Rostov Central Music School, she entered Rostov State Conservatory (RSC) in 2001. Natalia studied piano performance with professors Daich, Barsov, and Chaplina. She got her Master’s Degree in chamber music led by Margarita Chernykh in 2008 and in 2010 earned an “Honored Worker” title from the Russian Musical Society. Natalia worked as a chamber music instructor at RSC (2008-2010), and as an accompanist in the string instruments department. She also served as a jury member in the 2009 South Federal Chamber Music Competition in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Her teaching career includes memberships in the Michigan Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association—important steps to her goal of founding a music school based on Russian traditions of the performing arts.

Natalia has performed in collaboration with her husband, violinist Oleg Bezuglova, in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Austria, Moscow and Siberia. In 2007 the duo were finalists at the first N.Rubinstein Open Chamber Music Competition, and won the 2nd International “Modern Art and Education” Competition, both in Moscow. They received first place at D.D.Shostakovich’s International Competition in Chamber Music in Moscow in 2008.

The pair have also received scholarships from the Alexander Glazunov Foundation (Munich, 2009), the Johannes Brahms Society (Portschach, 2009), and the Russian Performing Art Foundation (Moscow, 2008).Their festival appearances include the 16th Brahms International Competition and festival (Portschach, 2009), 4th International Chamber Festival (Odessa, 2009), the 2nd Chamber Music Festival (Moscow, 2009), and the 3rd Modern Music Festival (Rostov-on-Don, 2006).

Nowadays, Natalia works at CMS and studies at MSU, performing in collaboration with the string department at MSU School of Music, and as an organist and accompanist at Mount Hope United Methodist Church in Lansing.

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