Alla Turbanova, director, piano

Alla Turbanova (Piano, Piano Teacher, Director of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival)  Alla Turbanova teaches at both the Brandon University School of Music and the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music, and is the recipient of numerous scholarships, trophies, and awards, including the Byelorussian Piano Competition, National Piano Competition for Byelorussian Composers, and others. Alla began her piano studies at the age of six at the Pinsk Special Music Conservatory, then graduated with a first class honours Bachelor Degree with Valentin Chensnovich (composer and pianist) at the Brest Musical College. She completed her Masters Degree (Piano Performance, Accompaniment and Chamber Music) in Minsk at the Institute of Pedagogie, where she also worked as an accompanist and teaching assistant in the Music Department. Her research paper, focusing on Byelorussian folk music, received first place at the Byelorussian State National Competition for Scientific Works.

As manager and producer, her work included engagements with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, and with performances at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the International Piano Festival in Istanbul, Merkin Hall (New York), the Stockholm-Royal Palace Music Festival (Sweden), and at Bösendorfer Saal (Vienna, Austria).

Mainly focusing on her career as a piano teacher, her performances as a pianist in Canada have included major cities such as Toronto, Edmonton. Recent performances include the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival world premiere of Kenneth Nichols’ “A River Merchant’s Wife” and recording Ken Nichols’s ” Wheat City: 1900s: Making Modern Brandon” for the MTS Series Stories from Home.

Alla’s appealing skills and success have made her one of the most experienced and accomplished piano teachers. Her students can regularly be heard in concerts, competitions and festivals.