Death of a leading St Petersburg piano professor

Death of a leading St Petersburg piano professor


norman lebrecht

September 11, 2017

The funeral took place today of Nina Seregina, one of the most sought-after piano teachers in Russia. She died on Friday at the age of 61.

Nina had many students from western Europe and the US.

One of them tells us: ‘She lived for music and her students, many of whom are concert pianists.  Very few give of themselves to our art and to their students as she did.’



  • Carlos Juris & Hamsa Al-Wadi Juris says:

    An intelligent musician, wonderful pianist, dedicated and good-heartedly demanding teacher, happy friend. We shared our studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory between the 1970s and 1980s. Her wit and joy remain in our memories, not to mention the dizzying tempos that never sacrificed clarity.
    Carlos Juris & Hamsa Al-Wadi Juris

  • Cyril Blair says:

    How sweet that there is such a procession of audience members (her students presumably?) with bouquets afterwards.

  • Norman Krieger says:

    My sincere condolences!! Nina was my cousin. We tried over the years to meet but it never happened. Our Grandmothers were sisters that lost touch with each other during the Stalin years. We only became aware of each other in recent years. We had parallel lives.

    This breaks my heart…..

    Sending prayers and blessings to her family and friends.