Vlada Yaneva, piano

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Born and raised in Bulgaria, Vlada Yaneva moved to New York in 2011 and earned her degrees at the Manhattan School of music. She is the co-founder and piano duo partner of the Masterwork Conversations project where alongside husband Matthew Harrison she presents interactive storytelling concerts. Her solo and chamber music concerts have been heard by audiences in Italy, France, Finland, Bulgaria, Greece, England and the United States. In NYC she has performed at Weill recital at Carnegie hall, Steinway hall, Yamaha hall, Trinity Church, Scandinavian House, St.John the Divine, Barge museum, Bulgarian Consulate and many more.

Mrs. Yaneva cherishes the opportunity to share her passion for music through teaching. In 2007 she became a team leader of the first Children’s Music Social Project at the New York Cares organization working with kids in transitional shelters for two years. Later in 2011 she joined the New Victory Theater Teaching Artist Ensemble where she currently works with students from New York public schools, as well as researches the intrinsic impact of arts in education. She also holds her teaching studio in the city for the last seventeen years.

For fun Vlada enjoys performing with the Bulgarian folk dance group “Bosilek”, composing music for puppetry theater, hiking, reading and cooking. She lives in Washington heights, NYC with her husband Matthew and their daughter Yana.