Rena SHERESHEVSKAYA – well-known teacher and pianist, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, (France), laureate of the Ippolitov-Ivanov International Prize in Musical Education and an Honorary professor of the Moscow Ippolitov-lvanov Musical and Pedagogical Institute. A graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and of a poste-graduate course at this conservatory, she taught during 12 years at the Central Special Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, then was a head of a piano chair at the Moscow Ippolitov-lvanov Superior Moscow Institute.
In 1993 she was invited to France as a guest professor of piano by the Colmar National Conservatory for organization of a branch for gifted children. Since then, she worked also in the Paris Superior Music Conservatory, in the Rueil-Malmason Conservatory and in the A. Cortot Paris Superior Music School where she teaches till now. She gives master classes all over the world at the most prestigious festivals, academies and conservatories as the Roque d’Anthéron Festival in France, Verbier and Sion Festival and Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland, Reine Sofia Music School in Madrid, New Paltz Summer Festivals in the USA, etc. and often invited as a jury member of international piano competitions. She also published in French, Russian and other foreign magazines a number of articles on the problems of the musical education.
Many of her students became laureates and prize-winners of grand international competitions. Among them Alexandre Kantorow (1st Prize and Grand Prix at the 16th Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 2019), Lucas Debargue (4th Prize and a Special Prize of the Association of Musical Critics at the 15th Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 2015), Rémi Geniet (2nd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Brussels, 2013 and the winner of the Young Concert Artists International Audition, New-York, 2015), Julian Trevelyan (2nd Prize, the Prize for the best Interpretation of a Mozart concerto and the Audience Prize at the Gesa Anda International Piano Competition, Zurich, 2021), Dmitry Sin (laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Brussels, 2021, 1st Prize, the Audience Prize and the Prize for the best Interpretation of Mozart’s music at the 18th MozArte International Piano Competition, Aachen, Germany, 2022), Marcel Tadokoro (3rd Prize at the XIXth Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition, Spain, 2022, two special prizes at Cliburn Piano Competition, USA, 2022), Slava Guerchovitch (1st Grand Prize, the Prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece and the Shigeru Kawai Prize at the Epinal Piano Competition, 2022, France), Maroussia Gentet (1st Prize at the Orléans International Piano Competition, 2018, France), Aleksandr Kliuchko (3rd Prize at the XIXth Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition, Spain, 2018) and many others.
Her students play in the most famous concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Paris Philharmonic Hall, the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris, Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Mariinski Concert Hall in St. Petersburg etc.
In parallel with her intense pedagogical activity, she plays chamber music with internationally renowned musicians, and also formed a duo with her daughter, mezzo-soprano Victoria Shereshevskaya; the duo gives concerts at many festivals in France and in Europe. She is also a creator and an Art Director of a festival “Artistic Dynasties and Families”.