About the Artist
Whether in front of an orchestra, in the recital hall or in a chamber music setting, Daria Rabotkina impresses audiences and critics alike with her “clearly prodigious musical gifts” (The Washington Post). Audiences find her to be “the real thing” and “spellbinding in everything she played.” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer).
Concerto highlights include San Francisco and New World Symphonies, Kirov (Mariinsky) Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony, collaborating with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Feltsman, Julian Kuerti, JoAnn Falletta, Benjamin Shwartz, and Giancarlo Guerrero. Dr. Rabotkina has given recitals at the Kennedy Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, Ravinia’s Rising Stars and Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in Denmark, Switzerland and Japan.
Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Dr. Rabotkina has received top prizes at many international competitions and participated in Russia’s White Nights Festival, Finland’s Kuhmo Festival, Copenhagen’s Summer Festival and Germany’s MusikFest in Kreuth. In the United States, Dr. Rabotkina has appeared at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, and Music Academy of the West.
Dr. Rabotkina was born in Kazan, Russia, in to a family of musicians and gave her first solo recital at the age of ten. Her earliest musical steps were guided by her parents, Guzel Abdoullina and Sergei Rabotkin, both outstanding pianists, and Nora Kazachkova at the Special Music School in Kazan. She received her education at the Kazan State Conservatory and Mannes College of Music in New York City under the tutelage of Vladimir Feltsman. Dr. Rabotkina also holds a Doctorate degree and the Artist Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Natalya Antonova. Daria Rabotkina is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Piano at Texas State University in San Marcos.