Daria Monastyrski (Israel)
“Daria has a rare wonderful gift of pianist talent which gets into the soul and spirit of the various compositions in an exemplary way” “Stadtecho” Hennef, Germany. Born in St.Petersburg (Russia), studied at the prestigious St.Petersburg Conservatory. Later graduated with highest distinction. At the age of 20 she moved to Israel where she studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music with Professor Vadim Monastyrski, and at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music with Professor Arie Vardi. Daria completed her studies, (Konzertexamen), at the Musikhochschule Köln, Germany, with Professor Pavel Gililov.
Mrs. Monastyrski won Second Prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Palme de Mallorca, Spain; First Prize at the Jerusalem Academy Competition; Second Prize at the Hong Kong International Competition; Second Prize at the Missouri International Competition, USA; Third Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Darmstadt, Germany; Diploma at the 11Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Salt Lake City,USA and First Prize at the Citta di Sulmona International Competition. She has appeared with solo recitals at the Valldemossa International Festival, Spain; Duszniki Zdroj International Chopin Festival, Poland; International Festival in Oberursel, Germany and others. Daria played as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Darmstadt Chamber Orchestra; Hong Kong Symphony and others. She gave recitals in Italy; Spain; USA; Germany; Hong Kong; Israel; Poland and Russia.
From 2008 Mrs. Monastyrski has been on the piano faculty at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Her students play at prestigious concert halls, like Carnegie Hall and with the best orchestras, amongst other the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta, Joel Levi and others; won national and international piano competitions.