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Valentyn Smolianinov



Ukrainian pianist Assistant Professor Valentyn Smolianinov began his piano instruction at the age of 5 attending the elite Kharkiv Special Music School for Young Talents under the tutelage of Natalya Balycheva. 13 years later he graduated with honors and was accepted into the prestigious Kharkiv National University of Arts in the Autumn of 2006 to begin his studies as a piano performance major. It was during this time while instructing children that Smolianinov decided to simultaneously pursue education and extend his performance studies by attending the PhS program for both performance and education, which he completed in 2014.


  • 2014 Kharkiv National University of Arts (PhS)
  • 2011 Kharkiv National University of Arts(Master’s Degree with honors)
  • 2010 Kharkiv National University of Arts(Bachelor’s Degree with honors)
  • 2006 Kharkiv Special Music School (with honors)


  • 2016-19 Shenzhen Art Education as Art Director and Piano Instructor
  • 2015-16 Ponant Cruise Vessel Company as Classical and Jazz Performer
  • 2009-15 Kharkiv National University String and Vocal Departments as Accompanist
  • 2012-15 Kharkiv National University Piano Department as Teacher