Natalia Cherniy (Ukraine/Poland). Composer, pianist.
Born in 1980 (Odessa, Ukraine).
She got her music education at the Odessa State Prof. P.S. Stolyarsky Special Secondary Music School in Piano and Music Theory (1986-1997). During her school studies she won several competitions for young composers', including the National Ukrainian Competition for Young Composers (Kyiv, 1993; 3rd prize).
She graduated from the Odessa National A.V. Nezhdanova Music Academy as MA in Piano with distinction (Prof. N. Kryzhanovsky, 2002) and in Composition (Prof. J. Gomelskaya, 2005).
She worked at the Odessa National A.V. Nezhdanova Music Academy as a lector and accompanist of the choral conductors' department (2001-2006), as a coach and accompanist at the Opera Theatres of Poland (Wroclaw, 2006-2007; Szczecin, 2008-2009).
She participated in the international festivals and forums of modern music as a pianist and composer, in particular: Two Days and Two Nights of New Music (Odessa, Ukraine; 2000, 2007, 2010-2013, 2015), Past and Future (Odessa, Ukraine; 2001), Contrasts (Lviv, Ukraine; 2001), Youth Music (Kyiv, Ukraine; 2011), Sopot Classic (Sopot, Poland; 2011), Gogolfest (Kyiv, Ukraine; 2012), Women in Music (San Anselmo, California, USA; 2014).
She was granted by KulturKontakt Austria to participate in the 10th International Academy for New Composition and Audio-Art, Avantgarde Tirol with Prof. B. Schaeffer (Seefeld in Tirol, Austria; 2006).
The winner of the 1st Prize at the 1st Composers' Competition named after Krzysztof Penderecki (Sopot, Poland), the One Prize at the 1st Composers' Competition in Radom (Poland), the 4th Prize at the 2nd National Open Competition for Composers Young Classic (Vologda, Russia).
This work The Brilliant Strings for string orchestra had been chosen by the jury of the 1st Composers' Competition in Radom as the compulsory musical play to participate in the 1st Tournament for Chamber Orchestra in Radom.
She is a member of the Ukrainian National Composers' Union.
Her works have been performed in Ukraine, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, USA.
Since 2006 she lives in Poland and since 2014 in Germany.