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Originally from Ukraine, Alina Uddin is an accomplished pianist, teacher, chamber performer and concertmaster. She has appeared on concert stages throughout the world, including Ukraine, Egypt, Spain, Morocco and America. She began her piano studies at the age of 7 and gave her first solo recital, "Evening of Waltzes," at the age of 11. Other notable performances include at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, National P.I. Tchaikovsky Music Academy, Kiev’s House of Teachers, and the National Museum of Literature in Ukraine.
While a student, Alina participated in numerous regional and national competitions and festivals. She was awarded Best Performance at the Sumy Piano Competition and received a scholarship from the Bortniansky High School of Arts and Culture in the Ukraine, from which she was awarded an Associate of Arts degree in Music. At the Slobojanshina Young Artist Piano Competition, she garnered a full scholarship to study at the National P.I. Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine were she received her Bachelor of Music degree. The International Piano competition “Nueva Acropolis” held in Madrid, Spain gave her additional opportunities to appear internationally.
Throughout her studies, she has had the opportunity to work with a number of distinguished piano teachers including Michail Stepanenko, Alla Zadirackaya, Valentina Skoromnaya, Nelli Ldova, Aleksandr Ldov, Iya Pavlova and Lyudmila Martsevich.
Alina has taught piano to a wide range of students for over 15 years. Two of her students won first and second prize at “Le Conservatoire d’Art et de Musique”, in Tanger, Morocco’s citywide piano competition called “Tanger Habibi.” Her passion to provide the best and most relevant information according to each student’s needs and abilities allows her to tailor each lesson accordingly. Her goal is to enrich the lives of children and others through the understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to serve as an inspiration for the next generation of musicians.
Currently, Alina is pursuing a Master's Degree in Applied Piano Performance at the Moores School of Music of the University of Houston under Nancy Weems.