Dr. Ekaterina Chernaya-Oh

As an acclaimed and award-winning pianist, Dr. Ekaterina Chernaya enjoys a distinguished career as a concert performer and pedagogue. After early study at the Saratov State Conservatory in Russia, she came to United States for further studies at the University of Wyoming and University of North Texas where she studied with the world- renowned pianist Vladimir Viardo­ – winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Artist-in-Residence at UNT. Dr. Ekaterina  Chernaya has delighted audiences in a wide array of venues. She has appeared at the Rachmaninov Hall Moscow Conservatory, Skryabin Museum, Saratov State Conservatory Hall. She has performed as a soloist with the UNT Wind Symphony and the Saratov Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Russia.  Dr. Ekaterina Chernaya remains in demand not only as a soloist, but also in chamber music and vocal collaboration.  Her teaching experience includes: University of North Texas, University of Wyoming and Saratov State Conservatory in Russia. She has been a prizewinner in many competitions, including International Piano Competition – San Jose, California. Dr. Ekaterina Chernaya holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Saratov State Conservatory in Russia and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of North Texas. Her major teachers were Vladimir Viardo, Theresa Bogard, Anatoly Skripay