Dr. Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance) from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Performing at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York
Piano instructor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ekaterina Bessmeltseva is a concert pianist whose performances span North America,
Europe and Russia. Dr. Bessmeltseva has appeared as a soloist and a chamber player at Weill
Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York, 2013 and 2014), Elebash Concert Hall (New York,
2009), Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall ( Las Vegas, 2016), Los Angeles Valley College ( Los
Angeles, 2018), Rimsky-Korsakov Museum ( St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003).
Dr. Bessmeltseva strives constantly to expand her artistic boundaries by performing
unusual and non-standard repertoire. She has an affinity for the music of women composers such
as Mel Bonis, Amy Beach, Amanda Maier, Louise Forrenck, Nadia Boulanger, Clara Schumann
augmenting her repertoire beyond that of the standard literature.
Furthermore, Ekaterina is also active performer of contemporary classical music. She
collaborated with composer David del Tredici (City University of New York) performing his
solo piano work Aeolian Ballade, as well as with composer Prof. Beth Mehocic ( University of
Nevada, Las Vegas) performing her Piano concerto.
Dr. Bessmeltseva has appeared as a soloist with Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra
( 2016 ) and the Neue World Orchestra (2018).
As an educator Ekaterina Bessmeltseva was invited as an adjudication for Nevada Music
Ed Junior Festival and Roger Bushell Competition. In 2016 and 2017 she was a piano instructor
at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Currently, residing in Los Angeles area Ekaterina performs regularly as a soloist and a
chamber player. She holds a large private piano studio at South Bay area.
Duo Imaginalis plays Gran Duo Op.86 by Ferdinando Carulli (classical guitar and piano)
Years Teaching: 11 years teaching