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Natalia Gordeyeva


Ukrainian violinist Natalia Gordeyeva possesses a unique and distinguished violin tone. Jean- Pierre Gounod, the grand-son of a famous French composer, described her performance style as “intelligent, elegant and full of musical valour”. The violinist Ida Haendel, wrote of Natalia “She plays with respect for the score, which is a quality rare these days”.

Natalia Gordeyeva is a passionate follower of the Yehudi Menuhin violin school, inherited from Prof. Habib Kayaleh, a former student of Menuhin and Natalia’s mentor.
Born in Kyiv, Natalia performed her first solo recital at the age of 7. At the age of 10 she performed as a soloist with the Kyiv Camerata chamber orchestra. She later had her stage debut at the age of 13, when she performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine.
Natalia is an experienced chamber musician. As a member of chamber groups and as a soloist, Natalia has performed on significant European stages such as Casa Paganini in Genova, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, United Nations Hall in Geneva, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Deutsche Bank Hall in Brussels, Tonhalle in Zurich, and European House in Copenhagen. Natalia was a guest of the Snow and Symphony Festival in St. Moritz, Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and Jew- ish Culture Festival in Copenhagen. Natalia also performed solo recitals in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

After finishing her studies in Switzerland, Natalia returned to Kyiv and opened her private music school Music Arts Academy in 2014, which was the first private music academy in Ukraine. For more than a decade Natalia contributed to the development of the amateur and professional musicianship in Ukraine alike, having an impact on the cultural life of Ukrainian society.
Following the Invasion of Ukraine February 24th, 2022, Natalia evacuated to Denmark and com- mitted herself to promoting Ukrainian culture in Europe. She was quickly re-established as a brilliant musician and performed at the numerous Ukraine-supporting events and charity concerts as well as solo recitals all around Denmark. Among them are stages of Jewish Culture Festival, Culture Night Festival, Ukrainian Days in the Literature House of Copenhagen. In the past year Natalia also performed Ukrainian programs for Deutsche Bank’s Forum in Schloss Elmau and for the Lions Club members in Zurich.
The highlights of the last season were live performances at the Danish National Television DR1, performances for the Danish Parliament members, Prime Minister of Denmark, for the Ambassa- dor of Ukraine, for His Majesty the King Frederik X and his wife Queen Mary during the mourning service at the Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen, that was also broadcasted live.
During the 2024 season Natalia will join Danish composer Morten Jessen for a tour throughout Denmark.
In Summer 2024 she will perform a recital at the Copenhagen Summer Festival, as well as col- laborate with Danish publishing house Edition Svitzer to record and publish unknown Ukrainian pieces.

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