Svetlana Rudikova-Harris's performances have been described as "outstanding" and "magical". She has been featured as a concert pianist, choral conductor, composer, vocal music arranger, and vocal accompanist in over 160 concerts in Russia, its adjoining countries such as Ukraine and Georgia as well as the United States. Mrs. Harris is well versed in Western pedagogical techniques. She teaches pianists from beginning to professional level, and her students have gone on to win local and state competitions as well as to gain entrance into performing arts high schools and competitive college music programs. Mrs. Harris is well versed in Western piano technique and successfully works with children and adults of all ages from beginners to professional levels in her private studio.
Mrs. Harris graduated with the Highest Honors from the Krasnodar Academy of Arts and Culture in Krasnodar, Russia, with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance, Piano Accompaniment and Choral Conducting in 1990. Mrs. Harris served as assistant chairperson of the Opera department in the Academy as well as Chairperson of the Vocal Accompaniment Department.
Mrs. Harris has performed with such renowned artists as Alexander Malinin, Concert Pianist with the Moscow Conservatory of Music, Sergei Dorensky, Concert Pianist with the Moscow Conservatory, Natalia Kirichenko, Concert Soloist and Chief of the Vocal department of the Krasnodar Academy of Music.
Mrs. Harris is the winner of many competitions, both national and international and has received various gold medal awards for outstanding performance. Mrs. Harris has held the position of staff accompanist for the College of the Sequoias music department and is a highly sought after vocal and instrumental accompanist. She is also the accompanist for Yamaha Performing Artist Tracy Harris, and is the pianist in the award winning Wyndfall Trio. Mrs. Harris has played with the Santa Maria Symphony and the Tulare County Symphony among others.
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Recommendations for Svetlana Harris
"I proudly recommend Mrs. Harris, the Chairperson of the Vocal Accompaniment Department. She is a brilliant teacher, musician, pianist, accompanist and conductor. Her skills as a teacher are unparalleled as evidenced by her students regular acceptance to the best conservatories in the world. She possesses all the qualities a musician needs: high quality of tone and temperament, creative and original phrasing and style, mastery of the musical material, excellent intellect and understanding of the stylistic features of all the musical periods."
Master Musician and Performer Natalia Kirichenko, Dean and Chair of the Vocal Department, Arts Faculty of the Krasnodar Academy of Arts and Culture; Founder of the Premiere Opera Studio in Moscow, Russia.
"It was my extreme pleasure to work with Svetlana. Her musicality is matched by her intuition and intellectual approach to the music."
Alexandar Malinin, Piano Professor Moscow Conservatory of Music, Winner of Tchaikovsky Piano Competition.
"Svetlana is a rarity on todays concert stage and in the studio. She has been my professional playing and recording partner for eight years now and continues to astound and amaze me with her liquid technique and brilliant musicality. I have also observed Svetlana in her teaching studio and she is beloved by students and parents alike possessing a wonderful rapport with children and adults of all ages."
Tracy Harris, Concert Flutist Yamaha Performing Artist
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