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Russian pianist Halida Dinova was born in Kazan, where she studied with Natalia Fomina (a student of Henry Neuwhaus). She studied solo piano performance in St Petersburg with Anatol Ugorski, and then taught piano at the Kazan State Conservatory before moving to the USA and studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She attended Rudolf Buchbinder's masterclasses and also studied in the UK with Murray Perahia and in Toronto with Anton Kuerti and André LaPlante.
She is known as a champion of rare and interesting twentieth century repertoire from Russia and America, and for her virtuosity and exquisite interpretations.
She has recorded for Chandos, Naxos, Cantius Classics and Doremi Records.
Further information: halidadinova.com
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Memorable Distinction - Halida Dinova brings her Liszt to New Zealand, by Howard Smith
CD Spotlight. Sheer Delight - Halida Dinova plays music for children, recommended by Howard Smith. '... palpable finesse.'
CD Spotlight. Unaffected Restraint - Halida Dinova plays music that tells stories, heard by Howard Smith. '... a mesmerising interpreter ...'
CD Spotlight. Distinctive Spontaneity - Halida Dinova plays Brahms, unreservedly recommended by Howard Smith. 'A truly distinguished performance and recording ...'