Vera Kameneva Russia
Vera Kameneva – Concert Pianist, Laureate of International Competitions, Director of Innovative School of Performing Arts (Moscow), Former Deputy Director of Central Special Music School at the Moscow Conservatory.
Vera Kameneva is a prizewinner of the Maria Callas (Athens, 2-nd prize, 1998), Citta di Cantu (Italy, 1-st prize, 2000), Sidney (Australia, 5-th prize, 2000) international musical competitions. Her concert activities are diverse: the repertoire of the pianist includes 30 concertos for piano and orchestra (J.S. Bach, J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, L. Van Beethoven, R. Schumann, F. Mendelssohn, F. Chopin, J. Brahms, P.I. Tchaikovsky, S.V. Rachmaninoff, S. Prokofiev, M. Ravel), chamber music, solo concert programs with music from the baroque period to modern music. She plays recitals and holds masterclasses from Australia to Mexico. Since 2019 Vera Kameneva regularly performs with Alexander Knyazev (cello).
Her teaching background includes work at Central Special Music School (special piano) and Moscow State Conservatory (special piano). At the moment Vera Kameneva is teaching at the Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music.
Vera Kameneva is the author of the educational standard for music schools for gifted children and the unique programme of Innovative School of Performing Arts where special attention is paid to alleviating and preventing tension. The holistic psychophysiological methodology does not only provide ways of improving sound control and technique enhancement but also offers treatment of various performance-related diseases. The program aims to fill the gaps of standard music education and offers such courses as Drama for musicians, Encyclopedia of dance for musicians, Innovative Solfeggio and Theory of music. Also, within the overall aim of preserving performance traditions, young pianists learn skills towards a performance of J.S. Bach works based on awareness of baroque principles.