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Award-winning pianist Tamila Salimdjanova has been described as a “truly miraculous in execution she was fully equal to every emotional and technical hurdle. A veritable tour de force” –

Ms. Salimdjanova received a widespread recognition after winning the first prize as well as the audience award at BNDES International Piano competition in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Her other awards include top prizes at the Birmingham international piano competition (UK); Massarosa international piano competition (Italy); Lagny-sur-Marne international piano competition (France); Animato international piano competition (France) and the Campillos international piano competition (Spain), Virtualoso Piano Cleveland (US) as well as many others. She is a semifinalist of Arthur Rubinstein (Israel), Leeds (UK) and Montreal (Canada) international piano competitions.

Among Ms. Salimdjanova’s solo engagements are recitals at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier (broadcasted live on Radio France), Festival Pianos-Folies du Touquet in France, Casalmaggiore Music Festival in Italy, and Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordao in Brazil among many others. She has appeared in Bern Casino, Basel Casino, Salle Cortot, Steinway Halls of Hamburg and London, St. Martin in the Fields, Theatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro, and The Concert Hall at Fresno State University.

Ms. Salimdjanova made her orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan led by Kuvanch Usmanov, performing W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto KV 450 in B- flat Major at the age of 9. She has also performed with Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica da Bahia, Orquestra Sinfonica de Santos, Morocco Philarmonic Orchestra, Thames Chamber Ochestra, Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra in such venues as Sala Sao Paulo and Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador, Teatro Coliseu in Santos, Bern Casino.

She also regularly performs in a duo with her violinist brother Askar Salimdjanov and has enjoyed performing chamber music with many others over the years. Among her very recent collaborations is a recital with a violinist Alexandra Conunova in San Francisco  (Davies Symphony Hall). 

Tamila Salimdjanova was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, into a family of musicians. Her mother, a music theory teacher at Uspensky Lyceum, and her grandfather, Kuvanch Usmanov, one of the most prominent Uzbek conductors, played a significant role in shaping her musical career. Ms. Salimdjanova began her music studies at the Uspensky Lyceum under the guidance of the famed Tamara Popovich, who tutored numerous internationally acclaimed performers. Later on, she was accepted into Moscow Central Music School and subsequently enrolled in the Moscow State Conservatory to further her studies with Irina Plotnikova, a renowned pianist and teacher.  After completing her studies in Moscow, Ms. Salimdjanova entered the Royal College of Music in London, under the tutelage of Vanessa Latarche and. She also studied in Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland with Tomasz Herbut.

Ms. Salimdjanova's repertoire is vast and varied, spanning solo piano works from Baroque period to the composers of present days.

Presently, Ms.Salimdjanova resides and works as a performer and piano teacher in Chicago, United States of America. She is currently a piano faculty member at the Music Institute of Chicago. 

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