|In memoriam † (17 September 2019)|
|St. Petersburg, Berlin HfM "Hanns Eisler", HfM Detmold|
|ICMA nomination, numerous CD reviews|
|CAvi music in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk, EBS-Records|
When she was seven years old, Dina Ugorskaja gave her first public performance in the Philharmonic Hall of her home town of Leningrad (today renamed Saint Petersburg). Born in 1973, she received her first musical instruction from her father, Anatol Ugorski, and from Maria Mekler. She also took voice lessons specialising in early music. From 1980 to 1990 she studied piano and composition at the special music school for gifted children at Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. In the meantime, she continued making public appearances in solo recitals, in chamber music and in piano concertos with orchestra. Her first string quartet, composed when she was fifteen, was premiered in the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall.
The Ugorski family left Russia in 1990. Dina Ugorskaja pursued her studies at Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin with Prof. Galina Iwanzowa before going on to the Musikhochschule in Detmold, where she studied under Prof. Nerine Barrett and obtained her solo diploma with honours in 2001. She also received important counsel from musicians such as Ruvim Ostrovski, Edith Picht-Axenfeld, Andras Schiff and Hans-Dietrich Klaus.
From 2002 to 2007, Ugorskaja taught at the Musikhochschule in Detmold. She then relocated to Munich, where she lives now.
Dina Ugorskaja made appearances at the festivals of Schwetzingen, Hitzacker, Dijon, Rottweiler, Kassel, the Feldkirch Schubertiad and others. She has made guest appearances in Bayreuth, Berlin, Dortmund, Bielefeld, Cologne Philharmonie, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Stuttgart Liederhalle.
In September 2016 her album of J. S. Bachs “Well-Tempered Clavier I & II” was released with the label “Cavi-music”.
Since autumn 2016 she teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
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