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Subjects: Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola, Theory, Improvisation


Alena Kamchatna, MM, Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Growing up in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Alena Kamchatna began studying piano at the age of six. As a child, her talent led her to participating in many regional competitions and music festivals. She took her talent to the next level by attending a specialized musical school during her teenage years. From 2008-2013, Alena earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from the Kharkiv National University of Arts. Then, after receiving a full scholarship, she spent the next three years earning her dual master’s degree from the International Anton Rubinstein Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany and in La Spezia, Italy. Since she began studying, Alena has also accumulated six years of teaching piano to students of all ages and skill levels. She has studied and performed with numerous famous musicians in Ukraine, Germany, and Italy. After graduating from Anton Rubinstein, the academy offered her a job to stay as a piano teacher in their pre-college program. Alena’s main teaching philosophy focuses on studying classical music, but she also enjoys experimenting with piano interpretations of modern pop music.

Anastasia Kulikova, Piano 

Anastasiya Kulikova has been an advanced student of Mrs. Valentina Klueva since 2006. Both local and London judges still remember her impeccable and moving performance of Tchaikovsky’s Barcarolle.

Continuing Valentina Klueva’s music legacy, as her teacher’s daughter, Yulia Klueva did, Mrs Kulikova realized that her music passion lies in teaching children. After she completed all piano grades from Trinity London College of Music, she decided she wants to complete the Diploma levels as well.   

While being a piano student, Mrs Kulikova was a local and international piano competition Diplomat as well as an All State Festival competition winner.  She performed at NFMC State Festivals and local competitions every year. 

Msr Kulikova has two years of teaching experience in Austin area, her students advancing from ground zero to elementary level performance in a record time.

Russian Overtones Academy is happy to welcome Mrs Kulikova to teach our Piano and Theory Programs.

Mrs Kulikova is currently working toward her Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Piano Performance. Besides her passion for music, Anastasia works on independent research projects in the field of Computational Biology and has a Bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Austin, continuing her post Graduate education.


Yulia Klueva Hanna, MM, MA, NCTM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Other subjects: Voice, Theory, Improvisation 

Teaches Russian Overtones' College Credit Achievement Program, University Prep

Representative of Trinity London College of Music, Director of Russian Overtones program

Education: Donetsk Academy of Music, Ukraine 1992

Gnesin Music Conservatory, Moscow, 1996

The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

15+ years of experience of teaching, International Piano Competitions winner Kiev, 1992, 1994, Classically trained from the age of 4, Nationally Certified teacher, Students Local and International Piano Competition winners, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Yearly, Hainatz Monetary Award winners, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2017, Trinity International Competition winners, 2015All State Winners yearly, Ella Louise Burba Scholarship Contest, Schedler Scholarship Contest, Janet Russell Memorial Scholarship Contest


Konstantin Pavlov, MM in Violin and Viola Performance and Pedagogy

Teaches Russian Overtones' College Credit University Prep Program
Konstantin Pavlov was born in Russia in a family  of a cellist father and a pianist mother, he started his violin studies at the age of six with professor Vladimir Bobilov, continuing his musical studies with him until admission to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory at Moscow.
During his stay, Konstantin was a student of professor Alexander Vinnisky. He belonged to the Moscow Conservatory Great Hall Orchestra and to the Composer Union of Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. After obtaining his Master's Degree in violin education and violin performance in 2003 in Moscow, he was a member of the Russian National Orchestra under the baton of Mikhail Pletnev. Afterward he entered the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under the direction of V. Ziva.
From 2005 to 2013 Konstantin played as first violin in the San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra (Mexico). At the same time, he worked as violin teacher in several schools from where he developed and boosted several student winners of national and international competitions. Throughout his career, he has had great opportunities working with the following international well-known artists: Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Vanessa Mae, Julia Fischer, Chick Corea, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yevgeny Svetlanov among others.
In addition to all of the international music festivals throughout the world, he has participated in the Velia Festival (Italy), Musicalta (France), Cervantino International Festival (Mexico), as well as diverse cultural events such as operas, ballets, etc. in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Holland and China. 17+ years of experience of teaching.

Valentina Klueva, MM, MA in Piano Performance  and Pedagogy. Teaches Russian Overtones' College Credit University Prep Program

Education: Music Academy of Donetsk, Ukraine, 1965

Donetsk Conservatory of Prokofiev, Ukraine, 1977


40+ years of teaching experience

Highest grade, Distinction in Trinity London College Exams, yearly

Exhibition Monetary Award from Trinity London College, 2010

Students National and Local Piano Competition winners, including Pearl Amster Concerto Competition, 2010

All State Winners, 2017

Heinatz Monetary Award Competition 2017

Steinway Concerto Competition, 2017

Solo Contest

 María del Pilar Gómez Govea, 

Opera singer and voice teacher, was born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. She was engaged in numerous singing competitions since the age of ten. Since then, Pilar started to develop a strong interest for singing, specially, opera singing. At the age of sixteen, Pilar joined the San Luis Potosí Symphony Orchestra’s chorus as soprano by conductor Jose Miramontes Zapata’s invitation, with whom she was previously taking opera singing lessons. From 2006 to 2010, Pilar participated with the San Luis Potosí Symphony Orchestra in numerous opera performances as chorister and as substitute for a soloist role of Pamina in the opera Die Zauberflöte by Mozart. In 2011, Pilar moved to Mexico City for advanced opera training in the National School of Music and made her debut as soloist in November of the same year with the Mexico Opera Company as Gianetta from the opera L’Elisir D'Amore by Donizetti in the Lenin Forum. Afterward, Pilar would move to the United States beside her husband, the violinist Konstantin Pavlov, to continue her operatic career, being the City of Austin their current headquarter, University of Texas at Austin.