Marina Grudskaya has dedicated her life to the fine art of teaching young musicians for over 30 years. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (former USSR), she is a third-generation professional pianist. Her teachers have included Lydia Florentieva (pupil of Russian teacher and composer Aleksandr Goldenveizer), Leah Schwartz (pupil of famous Russian pianist Grigory Ginzburg), Yuriy Felitziant, Gulnar Muhina.
Mrs. Grudskaya graduated with honors from Special School of Music for Gifted Children. She received her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Tashkent State Conservatory with emphases in solo, collaborative, and chamber performance, as well as pedagogy. Throughout her musical career she has given numerous recitals as a soloist and chamber ensemble pianist.
Since moving to the United States in 1991, Marina Grudskaya has dedicated herself to teaching private students of all ages. She has served as Director of the Southern Alameda County Branch of the Music Teacher Association of California since 2007. Her role has encompassed organizing and hosting student recitals for the children of all levels and ages.
Marina Grudskaya’s students have successfully participated and placed in numerous prestigious piano competitions such as United States Open Music Competition (USOMC), East Bay Foundation Piano Competition, Junior Bach Festival, Fremont Symphony Young Artist Competition, and American Protege International Music Talent Competition. Her students have also appeared on major concert stages, such as Carnegie Hall in New York.