Biography Nadja Kossinskaja

Nadja Kossinskaja – a native of Kiew, Ukraine, began her musical education at age 11. At the same time as she completed her degree at the Drogobych Musical College in guitar and conducting , she also graduated from the National university of Culture and Arts of Ukraine in guitar, conducting (Prof. V. Zhadko) ,and percussion (Prof.G. Tschernenko) both with commendations: summa com laude. She received her degree with excellence from the Academy of Music at the University in Muenster (Prof. W.Weigel) in Germany. Besides her musical accomplishments she shows great interest in the sciences. Graduating from the school for gifted children in Kiew with emphasis in math and physics with summa cum laude, she continued her education with the study of radio electronics and dentistry at National Polytechnic University and Medical School in Kiew respectively.

Nadja Kossinskaja is the special price winner of the "John Duarte competition" in Rust, Austria and also received several prices in 9 international guitar competitions in Ukraine, Poland, England, Spain, i.e.:

"Gitaralia Competition"-1.Place, "Stafford Classical Guitar Recital Competition"-2.Place,

Guitar competition "Villa de Aranda"-2.Place etc.

She received a full right scholarship for "Summer Academy" at the Accademie Musicale Chigiana, Italy with Prof. Oscar Ghiglia.

Since 1997 has taken part in master classes given by teachers like R.Gallen, J.Klerch, K.Marcioni, A.Pierri, R.Aussel, G.Guillen, J.Duarte, O.Ghiglia.

Recent media productions include patented recordings for the West German National Radio, recording of film music for DT-Media, and multiple performances on TV as well as performances and recordings as a soloist with various orchestras (i.e. Ukraine National Orchestra). Nadja Kossinskaja provided the musical background for the Berlin International.