Tamila Salimdjanova

Specializes in: Piano


Pianist Tamila Salimdjanova attracted attention by winning the 1st prize and Audience Award at the prestigious BNDES international piano competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and Massarosa international piano competition a year later. She is a semifinalist of Leeds, Arthur Rubinstein and Montreal international piano competitions.


Ms. Salimdjanova was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to a musical family: her mother, a music theory professor at Uspensky Lyceum and her grandfather, Kuvanch Usmanov, one of the most prominent Uzbek conductors. Ms. Salimdjanova began her music studies at the Uspenskiy Lyceum under the guidance of the famed Tamara Popovich, who had taught numerous internationally acclaimed concert pianists. Later on, she continued her education at the Moscow State Conservatory studying with Professor Irina Plotnikova. After completing her studies in Moscow, Ms. Salimdjanova entered Royal College of Music in London, where her teachers were Vanessa Latarche and Dmitry Alexeev. She also studied in Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland with Tomasz Herbut. 

Among Ms. Salimdjanova’s solo engagements are concerts and recitals at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier (her performance was broadcasted live on Radio France), Festival Pianos-Folies du Touquet in France, Casalmaggiore Music Festival in Italy, and Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordao in Brazil among many others. She has appeared in Salle Corto, Steinway Halls of Hamburg and London, St. Martin in the Fields and Drapers Hall, Theatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro, The Concert Hall at California State University, Fresno.


Ms. Salimdjanova made her orchestra debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan led by Kuvanch Usmanov, performing W. A. Mozart Piano Concerto KV 450 in B- flat Major at the age of 9. She had also performed with Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica da Bahia, Morocco Philarmonic Orchestra, Thames Chamber Ochestra, Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra in such a venues as Sala Sao Paulo and Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador, Bern Casino. 


The vast repertoire of Ms. Salimdjanova includes a variety of solo piano works from D. Scarlatti to G. Ligeti. She is also known as a versatile chamber musician.


Nowadays, Ms. Salimdjanova resides in Evanston, United States of America where she pursues her DMA in Piano Performance at Northwestern University studying with Professor James Giles.