Natalia Gordeeva


The Ukrainian violinist Natalia Gordeyeva possesses a unique and distinguished violin tone. Jean-Pierre Gounod, the grandson of a famous French composer, described her playing style as "intelligent, elegant, and full of musical bravery."

Ida Haendel, the legendary student of Carl Flesch, wrote these words about Natalia: "She plays with respect for the score, which is a rare quality nowadays."

Natalia studied at the Lysenko Special Music School for gifted children in Kyiv under the guidance of Yaroslava Rivniak. She later obtained a Master of Music degree from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv). Under the instruction of Professor Nataliya A. Bazhenova, she completed her assistant internship at the National Academy. Thanks to a scholarship from Deutsche Bank, Natalia began her studies at the Kayale Violin Academy in Geneva, Switzerland in 2005.

Furthermore, Natalia Gordeyeva is a passionate follower of the Yehudi Menuhin Violin School, inherited by Professor Habib Kayaleh, a former student of Yehudi Menuhin. She firmly believes that her generation of artists must do everything possible to preserve the "old" violin art of the 20th century.

At the age of 7, she gave her first recital. At the age of 10, she performed as a soloist with the Kyiv Camerata Chamber Orchestra. She later made her major stage debut in Kyiv, her hometown, successfully performing with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine at the age of 13. During her studies at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Natalia participated in numerous international competitions and won several awards.

Natalia is a highly experienced chamber musician. As a member of chamber music groups and as a soloist, Natalia has performed on major European stages, including Casa Paganini in Genoa, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, United Nations Hall in Geneva, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Deutsche Bank Hall in Benelux, Tonhalle in Zurich, and European House in Copenhagen. Natalia has been a guest at the Snow and Symphony Festival in St. Moritz, the Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, and the Jewish Culture Festival in Copenhagen. She has also given solo concerts in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

After completing her studies with Prof. Kayaleh in Geneva, Switzerland, Natalia returned to Kyiv, inspired to bring about significant changes in music education in Ukraine. In 2014, she opened her private music school, the "Music Arts Academy," the first private music education institution in Ukraine. Immediately after the "Revolution of Dignity," she saw her mission as making the European educational style accessible to people of all ages and professions, without judging them based on their musical talent, with the aim of raising the overall cultural level of Ukrainian society.

Since the start of the war in February 2022, Natalia has relocated to Copenhagen and begun her work as an active artist in Denmark.

Past concerts with Natalia Gordeeva