“Natalia Valentin began her musical studies at the age of six in Caracas, Venezuela. She studied Piano under Diana Franklin, Arnaldo Pizzolante and Cesar Rangel. She also completed courses in Harmony, Music History, Musical Aesthetics and Chamber Music at the Conservatory Juan Jose Landaeta. Parallel to her musical education, Natalia studied Arts at the Central University of Venezuela.
In 1998, Natalia Valentin settled in Paris where she began her musical studies at the Superior Conservatory of Paris (CRR). She studied with professor Billy Eidi and achieved a "Premier Prix" for her final piano performance.
Having successfully completed her piano studies at CRR, Natalia began specializing in Fortepiano, studying with professor Patrick Cohen at the CRR. In 2003, she obtained the Early Music Superior Diploma, and at the same time, she obtained the "Premier Prix" in Chamber Music at the Conservatory Gustave Charpentier where she studied under professor Odile Carracilly.
Subsequent studies took Natalia to the Conservatoire Superieur Nationale de Musique et Danse de Paris, and In June 2007 she obtained, by unanimous decision of the jury, a "Premier Prix" in Fortepiano performance with the commendation of excellence. She studied under professors Patrick Cohen, Pierre Cazes, and Kenneth Weiss and worked to perfect her fortepiano technique under the guidance of Susan Alexander Max and Arthur Schoonderwoerd.
Natalia Valentin has attended Fortepiano Master Classes by Malcolm Bilson, Alexei Lubimov, Andreas Staier, Claire Chevalier, Bart von Oort, Miklos Spanyi and Susan Alexander-Max. ..“
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