Biography

Nationally and internationally recognized pianist, Damira Feldman was born in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, and started studying piano at the age of ten. She entered the legendary Special School for the gifted children affiliated with the Kazan State Conservatory at the age of 13. 

Ms. Feldman attended the Kazan State Conservatory (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia).  She studied piano at the class of Professor Natalia Fomina. She was awarded the Diploma with Honors from the Kazan State Conservatory of Music and was recommended to continue for a Doctorate in the Performing Arts and Pedagogy. After graduating with a degree as “Soloist and Leader of an Orchestra, Piano Teacher and Chamber Orchestra Musician”, Ms. Feldman began her career as a piano teacher at the Kazan Academy, while also performing as a piano soloist with the Kazan Symphony Orchestra. 

In 1993 Ms. Feldman left the musical world and her home country to pursue a new career in international business in Israel.

In 2001 destiny presented Ms. Feldman with a new opportunity and she moved to the United States where she re-established her reputation as a classical musician and a teacher. During the past 16 years she has presented keyboard solo performances as well as master classes in Russia, the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Ms. Feldman’s live piano performances and interviews appeared on WXEL 90.7FM “Classical Variations” as well as were cablecast on SIB TV Channel 77, FL during the Seasons 2010-2014.

In 2007 she has founded the Piano Concert Series at Steinway Piano Galleries and in 2016 Miaui Outstanding Piano Amateurs Festival which organizes recitals, master classes and soirees for amateur pianists from around the world.  

Prior to her teaching at University of Hawaii, Maui College, Ms. Feldman was teaching Piano, Theory, Ear Training and Music Appreciation at the Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Broward College, FL and privately at DFMusic Studio. Based on her research program of integrated arts, she implements its unique methods in the experimental classes at several Learning academies.

Ms. Feldman is honored with Residency at the University of South Carolina to conduct the Master classes and lectures to students from USCA and perform Solo Recitals at USC Aiken’s Etherredge Center.

Her 
ability to recognize and commitment to nurture young talents are obvious reasons for her being invited to join panels of jurors of various national piano competitions organized by Music National Teachers Association, USA.  Ms. Feldman remains active in several professional organizations, serving as a member of MNTA, FTA and AGO.

The discography includes:                                                                                                                      

2009 - CD “Concert Favorites” (Live recording)                                                                                                      

2009 - CD “Russian Dreams” (Live Recording)                                                                                                         

2007 - CD “Musical Collage”