“Mrs. Terentieva… outstanding Chopin interpreter… Her performance was full of character, notable for rich and controlled tone and ravishing pianissimo singing in the upper register…”
News and Mail, UK
Pianist, singer, composer and music producer
Evgenia Terentieva is one of the most established musicians in the UK representing contemporary Russian performance and pedagogical music schools.
She graduated with distinction both from St. Petersburg Conservatoire and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where she won the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) and received Hon LGSM Diploma.
In 1995 she won a Queen’s Award from the British Council to continue her post-graduate studies in the UK. She studied vocal with Richard Burgess-Ellis (student of Dame Joan Sutherland) and Kyra Vayne (student of Mignon Nevada); piano with famous pianists Elena Shishko, John Lill and James Gibb; composition with Vladislav Uspensky (student of Dmitry Shostakovitch).
Evgenia is a prize winner of international music competitions in the UK, Russia, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria. Her recordings have been broadcast by major international TV channels, including BBC World Service. She contributes regularly to various Russian and international newspapers and periodicals and is the author of a highly acclaimed method, the ‘Music Wonderland’ educational programme of teaching piano to younger beginners.
In 2000 Evgenia has established an International Concert Agency, Musica Nova Productions to promote young promising artists from Eastern Europe and Great Britain and new contemporary music. Since 2001 she has been successfully directing Musica Nova International Academy of Music in London. She has brought up generations of young talented artists, winners of national and international contests, including Eurovision and Britain’s Got Talent.
Evgenia adjudicates at some international competitions and music festivals in Bulgaria (‘The Starry Rainbow’), United Kingdom (‘GB Dance and Music’), Italy (‘International Dance and Music Festival-Contest’), Ukraine (‘Little Pearls of Odessa’).
In 2011 for her outstanding contribution to performance arts, Evgenia was awarded a special Gold Medal by the European Association named after Franz Kafka (Czech Republic). She also received a special award from the Russian Community Council for her contribution to the life of Russian Diaspora in Great Britain.