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Vera DANCHENKO-STERN (piano)


Pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern was born to a professionally musical family. She graduated with honours from the esteemed Gnessin Institute of Moscow, upon which V. Danchenko-Stern was invited to join its staff. She balanced her teaching duties with a growing public demand that led to tours as an accompanist throughout Russia and Europe.

In 1979 Ms Danchenko-Stern immigrated to Canada where she was asked to join the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She continued to perform in concerts with her brother, an internationally renowned violinist and other artists such as Rivka Golani, Martin Beaver and Leonid Karpinski. She was soon requested for the Meadowmount Summer School of Music.

Since 1990 Washington has become V. Danchenko-Sternís new home where she has become very active in the musical scene. Her concert appearances have included accompanying violinists Pavel Pekarsky, renowned Albert Markov and Ilya Kaler, the Triple Prize gold-medal winner of the Tchaikovsky, Paganini and Sibelius Competitions. Ms. Danchenko-Sternís expertise as a Russian diction coach led her to be involved in the productions of The Tsarís Bride and Boris Godunov at the Washington Opera. Ms. Danchenko-Stern was recognized by the Whoís Who of American Women for demonstrating outstanding achievement in her field; her biography is included in the Centennial edition. Currently Ms. Danchenko-Stern serves on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Catholic University of America. V. Danchenko-Stern was recognized by the Whoís Who of American Women for demonstrating outstanding achievement in her field; her biography is included in the Centennial edition.