Sat, Nov 04|
St. Francis Episcopal Church
South Bay Guitar Society - Valeria Galimova, Guitar Virtuoso
Winner of 10 first-prizes at Russian and international guitar competitions, Valeria Galimova was awarded one of the Prizes of the President of Russia and won the gold medal at the Delphic Games in 2014
Time & Location
Nov 04, 2023, 7:30 PM
St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, USA
About The Event
Among her solo appearances are a 2020 performance at the Guitar Virtuosi festival in the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic and a 2018 performance of the world premiere of Konstantin Bliokh's suite "The Dance" for guitar and string quartet as part of the Moscow Festival of Guitar Chamber Music. Galimova also performed in the production of the Astor Piazzolla’s tango-opera "María de Buenos Aires" in the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
As a passionate chamber musician, Galimova has collaborated with performers including harpsichordist Anastasia Antonova, cellist Valeria Rupasova, violinist Asiia Garipova, bayan player Kirill Rusinov and coloratura soprano Ekaterina Sokolnikova as well as with conductors Jeremy Walker and Tobias Wögerer.
Born in Russia, Galimova began studying classical guitar at age eight with Dmitry Milovanov in the city of Kamensk-Uralsky, whose mayor named her a scholarship winner five times. At 14, Galimova served as an artist and a jury member at an international children's festival competition in Puebla, Mexico. Galimova studied under Roman Zorkin and Anastasia Bardina at Moscow's Gnessin College and in 2019 graduated from the Russian Academy of Gnessin as a student of Artyom Dervoed. Galimova completed her master’s degree in 2022 at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany, under the direction of Ricardo Gallén.
Galimova plays a guitar by luthier Paco Santiago Marin and has been a Knoblock Artist since 2021.