Faculty

Nataliya Sukhina

Nataliya Sukhina

Faculty Collaborative Pianist

Nataliya Sukhina is sought-after solo and collaborative pianist with extensive and
diverse repertoire. She holds her master of music degree from Tchaikovsky National
Academy of Music in Kiev, Ukraine, and a doctorate degree in piano performance from
University of North Texas, where she studied with world-known pianist Vladimir Viardo.
Nataliya won several international piano competitions in Ukraine, Russia, France, and
US, including 3rd prize at IV International Horowitz Competition. Dr. Sukhina joined
Texas Tech University School of Music in Fall 2012 as a Senior Staff Accompanist.
Nataliya Sukhina recorded several CDs - “Facets 3: New American Music for
Trumpet” with John Holt and Sophia Grech (2009), “7 Vignettes for 7 Choreographers”
by Claudia H. Queen (2011), and "Shades of Light" with Lisa Garner (2014). She
participated in international cultural exchange programs with Aruba Department of
Cultural Affairs (2010), and Chinese Music Institute of Peking University (2013).
Nataliya was a staff pianist for Bradetich International Double Bass Solo
Competition (2010), 40th International Trombone Festival in Nashville, TN (2011), 44th
International Horn Symposium in Denton, TX (2012), Texas Flute Society in Denton, TX
(2014), and NSU Flute Workshop in Tahlequah, OK (2013, 2014), where she also
presented a clinic ‘Collaborate!’ She appeared with performances at Dallas Contemporary
Music Festival, Lewisville Lake Concert Series, TX, Chautauqua Institution, NY,
Chamber Music Amarillo, International Society of Bassists in Fort Collins, CO, and TTU
Museum educational program 'In the Know'.
Dr. Sukhina enjoys working with wide range of instruments/voices, and besides
performing classical repertoire helps promoting music of modern era and newly
commissioned works, as well as finds a special pleasure in presenting early music on
harpsichord, organ, and fortepiano.