Rector Vice-Rector of Education Vice-Rector of Research Ukrainian Russian

Honored by the government of Ukraine, People's artist of Ukraine, professor Tetyana Vyerkina serves as the rector of Kharkiv State Kotlyarevsky University of Arts since October, 2003.

She was born in Kharkiv in the family of academician Boris Vyerkin, the founder of the Institute of Low Temperatures and Engineering of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and graduated from piano department of Kharkiv State Kotlyarevsky University of Arts (supervised by prof. V. Zakharchenko)

Being among the best graduates she was offered a position at the University upon her graduation. Soon after Tetyana Vyerkina was sent to Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow to polish up her performing mastery and educational skills. She studied in the class of People's artist of Russia, professor S. Neigaus as assistant-probationer and was also supervised by People's artist of Russia, prof. E. Malinin.

At the end of the 80-ies she pioneered master classes in Ukraine on the basis of Kotlyarevsky University and she got prominent soviet and foreign educators to take part in these classes.

Since 1992 her master classes became annual and were held not only in Ukraine but also in Germany, the USA, France and Switzerland. By now professor Tetyana Vyerkina is a recognized and welcome Jury member or chairperson of various national and international piano competitions in Sweden and Germany.

Her contribution to the formation of the modern Ukrainian piano school can hardly be underestimated. She has taught big number of highly professional pianists (over 60). Among them are winners of national and international piano competitions: V. Chmelevsky, R. Odintsov, D. Nazarenko, I. Irkha, I. Denisenko, O. Pershina, G. Sagalova.

Tetyana Vyerkina is a performing artist who is engaged in permanent concert activity. She gives a lot of concerts as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles or symphony orchestras with many concert tours within Ukraine and beyond its borders. She was giving performances in Russia, Belorus, Georgia, Armenia, Germany, France, Switzerland and the USA. Musical compositions by Ukrainian and Kharkiv composers are often in her repertory.

Professor T. Vyerkina is an initiator, art director and undisputed leader of "Kharkiv Assemblies" - an International Classical Music Festival which has become famous in Europe for over 10 years of its history. The Festival attracts well-known performers and musicians from around the world. It also gives music researches the opportunity to exchange ideas and innovations at special seminars which are held as part of Festival's program.

She also serves as a public worker performing a number of social duties. She is a member of the all-Ukrainian union of musicians, a Board member of Kharkiv regional fund supporting young talents, a member of the Committee on the issues of culture and arts of the all-Ukrainian fund "Vidrodzhennya" (renascence), a member of the supervisory Board of Kharkiv Humanitarian Institute "Narodna Akademia" (People's academy). In 1994 she entered
the Kharkiv rotary club and was its president in 1996-1997.

Tetyana Vyerkina is a winner of I. Slatin's municipal competition, holds the "People's acknowledgement" prize in the field of music, is awarded with honorary title "Slobozhanskaya Slava" (Slobozhan Glory) and Paul Harris medal by Rotary Club International.

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