Ms. Inna Staneva

Ms. Inna Staneva began her music studies at age six in her native Russia. During her studies at the College of Music in Kursk, she won several awards at regional competitions including Kursk Young Artist Competition and Voronezh Woodwind Regional Competition in Russia, and participated in International Flute Competition “Domenico Cimaroso” in Italy. 

After completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music Performance degrees with summa cum laude from Saratov State Conservatory in Russia, Ms. Staneva moved to Texas, where she currently resides.  In addition to her music degrees from Russia, she completed her Master’s degree in musical arts, and is about to complete her Doctorate in musical arts degree, both majoring in flute performance at the University of North Texas.  As a graduate student in Texas, Ms. Staneva participated in the Young Artist of Texas Music Teachers Association competition in 2010.  As soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Staneva performs with various ensembles and orchestras including the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and the Sherman Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout her career, Ms. Staneva studied with notable Russian pedagogues Marina Nyaga, Anatoly Churilov and Eugene Balashov, as well as American professors Elizabeth McNutt, Terri Sundberg and Helen Blackburn.  She regularly takes master classes from Professors Renee Siebert, Jim Walker, Philip Dikeman, Leone Buyse and Ian Clarke. Ms. Staneva also has a private studio of flute and piano students, and is often asked to be a juror on various competitions and a master teacher in music festivals.


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