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.