A composer and pianist, Nataliya was born in 1974 in Saint Petersburg. She graduated with a double major from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where her composition teacher was Sergei Slonimsky and her piano teacher was Tatyana Kravchenko. She received both of her diplomas at the International Piano Competition "Young Virtuosi" (1989, Czech Republic), one of them awarded for "culture of performance, musicality, and deep understanding of music," and was the first prize winner at the 1995 International Composers' Competition of the Gartow Foundation, held in Saint Petersburg.
Since 2003 she has been living, performing, and composing in New York City. Her String Quartet No.1 was performed by the Saint Petersburg String Quartet on their U.S. concert tour. In 2005 her Quartet was performed at the Music Mountain Summer Festival and was broadcast nationally, receiving glowing reviews in the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post . The Saint Petersburg Quartet is now preparing Nataliya's String Quartet No.2 for performance and recording. In 2004 Nataliya composed and recorded the soundtrack for the American film I Will Avenge You, Iago! She won second prize in the composition category at the International Competition "Golden Channukia" (2005, Berlin). At the 2006 International Clarinet Convention in Atlanta she presented in concert her commissioned five-movement suite for clarinet and piano, "Pantomimes." She has just finished another commissioned suite for two guitars and clarinet.
Nataliya performed as an ensemblist at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in 2005 and again in 2006. In summer 2006 she gave a solo piano concert, an all-Mozart program, at the New York Public Library. Recently, as piano soloist she performed new music at the New York Composer's Circle Concert, to critical acclaim. She is now recording for Mapleshade a solo piano CD of the Mozart program, as well as a second CD of her own compositions.