Phone: (806) 834-2106
Office: School of Music, Room 227I
Nataliya Sukhina is a highly sought-after pianist with an extensive and diverse repertoire and numerous years of collaborative experience with vocalists and instrumentalists. She is proficient in several other keyboard family instruments, including fortepiano, harpsichord, and organ, and finds herself equally at home with early, classical, and contemporary music repertoire.
Dr. Sukhina can be heard on 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). Critics have described her as “a sensitive musician” who “provides strong, capable support” (Fanfare), and noted that “her contribution is balanced perfectly” (American Record Guide).
A prize-winner of international piano competitions in Ukraine, Russia, France, and the United States, including 3rd prize at the Fourth International Horowitz Competition, Nataliya Sukhina has performed as a soloist with the Kiev State Philharmonic Orchestra and National Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, and the Nikolaev Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has appeared in chamber series in Lake City Arts, Lewisville Lake, Amarillo, Chautauqua Institute, and St. Andrew's Church, and was invited as a guest artist by such festivals and competitions as MTNA, NATS, NASA conference, Kiev Summer Music Festival, International Trombone Festival, International Horn Symposium, Texas Flute Society Festival, International Society of Bassists Convention, Bradetich International Double Bass Solo Competition, Dallas Contemporary Music Festival, International Alliance of Woman in Music, etc.
Among collaborating partners of Nataliya Sukhina are Amadi Azikiwe, NY, Jeremy Wilson, Vanderbilt University, Thierry Barbé, Paris Conservatory, Nicole Esposito, University of Iowa, Bret Simner, Switzerland, Howard Klug, Indiana University, Tim Buzbee, Melbourne Philharmonics, Joanna Mendoza, University of Missouri St. Louis, Oistein Baadsvik, Norway, Artem Chirkov, St.Petersbourg Philharmonics, Eylem Önder Başarir, Turkey, and many others.
Dr. Sukhina has been honored to be a special guest for David Dubal's Performance Class at Julliard, and participate in international cultural exchange programs with Aruba Department of Cultural Affairs (2010) and Chinese Music Institute of Peking University (2013).
Nataliya Sukhina holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Artist Certificate from the University of North Texas, the Master of Music degree from Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev, Ukraine, and the Bachelor of Music from Prokofiev State Music College in Severodonetsk, Ukraine.
Dr. Sukhina is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice in Collaborative Piano at Texas Tech University, and also a Piano Mentor for Hot Springs Music Festival, AR (https://hotmusic.org/).