• Daria is a Russian pianist,
    performing in Russia, Japan, Austria,
    Spain, Italy, Poland, and Germany

About Daria

Kovaleva Daria was born in Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Russia.

Daria started to perform in public at the age of 6. After her initial musical training at the music school in Komsomolsk-na-Amure and the Academic Junior Music College in Association with Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow (class of V. M. Horoshina), she entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in 2005 to study with Professor Vladimir Ovtchinnikov.

In the years 1997-2003 she was a regular participant of the international festival "New Names of the Countries of the Pacific Rim" in Russia. As a part of the prizes she won at different competitions, notably the 2nd prize of the 1 International Halina Czerny-Stefanska Competition in Aomori, Japan, in 2000, she has been invited to perform in Japan. In 2001 Daria won the 1st prize at the International Competition of the Young Music Performers in Vladivostok, Russia. She became a Laureate of the festival "Winter Dreams", Moscow-Klin, Russia, in 2007.

In May 2009 Daria won the 3rd prize at the International piano competition “A.M.A. Calabria” in Lamezia Terme, Italy. In July 2009 Daria participated in the 12th Masterclass and Piano Festival in Granada. She was awarded with the Russian Federation Presidential grant and received the scholarship of Russian Ministry of Culture. Daria successfully graduated with honours from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in June 2010.

In 2011 Daria enrolled in the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and studied with Professor Oleg Maisenberg in graduate school. Currently Daria is studying orchestral conducting with Maestro Andrija Pavlic at the Richard Wagner Conservatoire as well as piano pedagogy with with Prof. Antoinette van Zabner at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

In May 2014 Daria won the 3rd and the special prize at the Dr. Josef Dichler Piano Competition in Vienna, Austria.

In 2012, 2013 and 2015 Daria took part in Music summer courses with Professor Rolf-Dieter Arens. (Villa Rechsteiner, Piavon, Italy)

From 2000 Daria gives recitals, participates in performances of chamber ensembles as a member, and performs as a soloist with symphony orchestras in Moscow concert halls and major cities of Russia, Japan, Austria, Spain, Italy, Poland, and Germany.

Daria Kovaleva

Repertoire - Piano Solo

J.S. Bach
10 Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier
English Suite N 3 in G minor BWV 808

L.van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, op.2 n2
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major ("Grand Sonata") , op7
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, op 10 n1
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, op 10 n2
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), op 13
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), op 31 n2
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major ("A Thérèse"), op 78
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, op 110

J. Brahms
Fourteen Variations on a Hungarian Melody, in D major, op 21 n2

F. Chopin
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op 23
Selected Etudes op 10 & op 25
Mazurka in A minor op 17 n4
Mazurka in C major, op 67 n3
Mazurka in A minor, op 67 n4
Nocturne in B-flat minor, op 9 n1
Two Nocturnes op 32: in B major, in A-flat major
Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Lento con gran espressione
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, op 31
Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, op 39
Grande valse brillante in E-flat major, op 18
Waltz in A minor, op 34 n2
Waltz in D-flat major, op 64 n1
Waltz in F minor, op 70 n2
Fantaisie in F minor, op 49

C. Debussy
Images, Set 2 (1907)
Pour le piano suite (1894–1901)

E. Grieg
Selected «Lyric Pieces»

F. Liszt
Sonata in B minor
Années de pèlerinage. Troisième année: Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este I: Thrénodie
Etude «Wilde Jagd»
Etude «Harmonies du Soir»
Harmonies poétiques et religieuses: Funérailles (October 1849)
Scherzo and March (1851)
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Valse mélancolique
Variations on a theme from Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen by J. S. Bach (1862)
Impromptu (1872)
Hungarian Rhapsodies No 2, No14
Etude No 6 in a minor from The Grandes Études de Paganini
A.Alyabyev – F. Liszt Le rossignol
F. Schubert – F. Liszt «Aufenthalt»
F. Schubert – F. Liszt «Die Post»
G. Verdi - F.Liszt Rigoletto Paraphrase de Concert
R. Wagner – F. Liszt Isoldens Liebestod aus Tristan und Isolde
F. Mendelssohn
Rondo Capriccioso op 14

W.A. Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 7 in C major, K 309
Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K. 533/494
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576
Fantasy with Fugue in C major, K. 394
Fantasy in C minor, K. 475
Rondo in A minor, K. 511

S. Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84
Prokofiev, "Sarcasms" op.17

S. Rachmaninoff
Elegie op3 n1
Prélude in C-sharp minor op 3 n2
2 Preludes op 23
3 Preludes op 32

A. Scriabin
2 Etudes Op 8
Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19

P. Tchaikovsky
Romance in F minor, Op. 5
Valse-scherzo in A, Op. 7
5 pieces from The Seasons Op. 37a
Nocturne in C sharp minor, op 19 n4

P. Tchaikovsky - M. Pletnev
2 pieces from the ballet “The Nutcracker”

D. Shostakovich.
"Aphorisms", Op. 13
Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61(1943)

F. Schubert.
Sonata D-dur, Op.53
Wanderer-Phantasie Op.15
Impromtus Op.90, No 1,No 2

R. Schumann.
Symphonic Studies op.13
Kreisleriana op.16
Fantasie in C op.17
Album Leaves (Albumblätter), op. 124

Repertoire - Piano and Orchestra

L. van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Piano Concerto No 5 in E-flat major, op.73

B. Britten
Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13

F. Chopin
Concerto No.1 e-moll Op.11

J. Haydn
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. XVIII/2

F. Liszt
Piano Concerto No 1 in E-flat major
Piano Concerto No 2 in A major

W.A. Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453

S. Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, op. 10

S. Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40

C. Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Upcoming Concerts

January, 2019

27 January, Sunday, 19.00
Solo recital

Gesellschaft für Musiktheater. Türkenstr.19, 1090 Wien

November, 2018

18th November, Sunday, 19.00
Solo recital. Bach, Liszt, Shostakovich.

Gesellschaft für Musiktheater.

24th November, Saturday, 18.30
"Weihnachtskonzert". Tchaikovsky, Schubert, and others.

Stella Nova Hall in Breitenfurt bei Wien.

27th November, Tuesday
Chamber music concert with Alexander Nantschev (violin). Mozart, Grieg, Debussy, Piazzolla.

Landesmusikschule Wels.


Liszt Etude "Wilde Jagd"

Beethoven Rondo: Poco allegretto e grazioso (4th Mov. from Piano sonata op.7)

Mozart Rondo in F major K.494


Dmitri Shostakovich. Piano Sonata No 2 in B-minor, Op.61

Wagner - Liszt. Isoldes Liebestod

Robert Schumann. Papillons, op.2

J.S. Bach -Sonata for Violin and Piano (Harpsichord) No. 4 - c-minor

César Franck - Sonata for Violin and Piano

Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor

Get in Touch

Between Moscow and Vienna, I am always happy to hear from you so do not hesitate and get in touch with me!

+43.660.704.7401 (Austria)
+7.915.262.1568 (Russia)