Pianist Dinara Klinton (Nadzhafova) was born in the Ukraine and is currently studying for a Master’s in Performance at the Royal College of Music with an ABRSM Scholarship. She studied for her Diploma with honours at the Moscow State Conservatory with Eliso Virsaladze, having previously studied at the Central Music School of the Conservatory, where she was taught by Valery Pyasetsky.
Dinara has been successful in numerous competitions, including winning Second Prize in the Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition, the Grand Prix in the Berne Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition and the Vladimir Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists, First Prize in the International Seiler Piano Competition and Second Prize in the Tchaikovsky International Competition for young musicians. She also received the Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.
Festival appearances have included performances at the Rheingau Music Festival, Ravello Festival and the International Festival of Piano ‘La Roque d’Anthéron’. Dinara has given solo recitals across the world including in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, Malaysia and the USA. She has also worked with orchestras, such as Musica Viva with Alexander Rudin, Orchestra del Roma e del Lazio with Moshe Atzmon and the Moscow Virtuosi with Vladimir Spivakov.
Dinara made her debut recording — ‘The Music of Chopin and Liszt’(Delos Records) — at the age of sixteen.