Valeria Galimova is a Classical Guitarist, Knobloch Artist, winner of the Prize of the President of Russia, and gold medalist at the 2014 Delphic Games.
Valeria has graced prestigious events globally, including performances at the Moscow Festivals – Guitar Chamber Music and “Guitar Virtuosi”.
In 2022, she completed her master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany, and now starting after a Master’s degree at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, class Prof. Thomas Fellow.
Valeria will be giving concerts, reading a lecture on physiology for classical guitarists, conducting master classes for Armenian classical guitarists, and hosting a public talk on moving and studying in Germany.
We are honored to welcome Valeria as the Classical Guitar Mentor at the Primavera Foundation Academy.
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We invite all classical guitar teachers and anyone interested to join the Seminar & Public Talk
Date: February 14, 2024
Venue: Yerevan, Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall (2 Abovyan St.)
Language: English & Russian
Price: FREE for everyone
09:00 – Lecture: Physiology for Classical Guitar Players
Are you a dedicated classical guitar player? Regular practice can lead to long-term health issues, but here are ways to avoid pain and struggles. Join Valeria Galimova’s lecture on crucial physiological aspects for classical guitarists, where you’ll learn about:
- Proper seating posture
- Post-practice warm-ups to prevent back, lower back, and shoulder pain
- Finger exercises for strength, agility, and flexibility
- Warming up techniques without the instrument
This lecture is a must for Classical Guitar teachers!
13:00 – Concert
F. Schubert/ J.K. Mertz – Ständchen, Lob der Tränen, Aufenthalt
R. Dyens – El Choclo
13:30 – Public talk: Moving & Studying in Germany
Thinking of studying abroad? Join our public talk with Valeria Galimova — Primavera Foundation Mentor and world-known Classical Guitarist. She will share everything you need to know about moving and studying in Germany, and exactly:
- Financial Planning
- Choosing a Conservatory
- Admission Exams
- After Acceptance
- Employment/Financial Aid
- German Lifestyle and Mentality
We highly recommend everyone to join and prepare the questions beforehand!
16:00 – Classical Guitar Master Classes
«Passionate player and rigorous respecting the musical rules; her patience, perfectionism, dedication and wish to improve make a perfect combination to achieve the highest level of excellence … a big heart and a person determined to make her dreams come true.» – Ricardo Gallen (Spain).
Already at a young age, Valeria Galimova showed her originality and tremendous talent as a guitarist. At the age of 14, and as a student in a Russian music school, Valeria was invited to serve as an artist and a jury member at a international children’s festival competition in Puebla, Mexico. During the years of her professional activity, she was awarded one of the Prizes of the President of Russia and won the gold medal at the Delphic Games in 2014. She has also won 10 first prizes at national and international competitions.
In 2018 she performed the world premiere of the Suite “The Dance” for guitar and string quartet as part of the 2nd Moscow Festival of Guitar Chamber Music “The Golden Finfegboards». The same year she took part in the production of the Astor Piazzolla’s tango-opera «Maria de Buenos Aires» in the orchestra «Leggiero» in the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikowsky Conservatory.
In 2020 Valeria performed a solo concert at the world-famous festival «Guitar Virtuosi» in the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic.
In July 2022 Valeria completed her master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany under the direction of Prof. Ricardo Gallén.
In August 2022 She completed a guitar-making course in Granada by Pavel Gavruyshov’s Guitarreria and built her guitar.
In addition to this, In June 2023 Valeria completed a certificate course in music physiology. She is lecturing and giving workshops internationally.
Currently, Valeria is engaged in the development of her career. She performs at various concerts and festivals as a soloist, as well as part of chamber ensembles.
Valeria plays the guitar by luthier Paco Santiago Marin, 50 Anniversary. Since 2021 Valeria Galimova is a Knobloch Artist.