M.M., St. Petersburg Conservatory
Luba Vasilyeva began studies at the Scriabin Music School of the Arts at the age of six and continued with pianist Lubov Pevzner at the Mussorgsky School where she received her Bachelor of Music degree with honors. She performed at the Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg Capella and participated in numerous master classes including those of pianists Natalia Trull and Tatiana Kravchenko. Luba earned her Master of Music degree studying with Vasily Kalmykov and Sergey Urivaev. She performed a series of piano recitals at the Great Conservatory Hall and participated in numerous chamber music ensembles. In 1999, Luba and her family immigrated to the United States where she became a faculty member and accompanist at Montclair State University. She also joined the faculty of Wharton's Performing Arts School where she continues to teach and perform today. Luba is an active concert pianist and chamber musician. She has appeared in solo performance at the Millburn Library, Hinman Hall (West Caldwell), Montclair Women’s Club, Watchung Arts Center, Montclair Congregational Church, The Unitarian Church in Summit, Steinway Hall (NYC), and Wharton’s Library Concert Series.