Yekaterina Afonasyeva began her piano studies at “Lyadov” Children’s Music School No.15 in Moscow,Russia. In 1995, after completing high school and music school, she got enrolled in Moscow A.Shnitke Music College for a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance. In 1998 Ms. Afonasyeva moved to the United States of America with her family where she completed her music education by graduating from Towson University with Master of Music in Piano Performance Degree. After graduation Ms. Afonasyeva worked at Baltimore School for the Arts, Peabody Preparatory, Goucher College, Towson University, and UMBC where she taught a variety of classes and lessons including piano, voice, choirs, ensembles and many more.
Ms. Afonasyeva’s students are the winners of Peabody Preparatory Award, the 1st place winner who was included in Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, the winners of Piano Concerto Competitions, Talent Award Competitions, and many others. Ms. Afonasyeva is also a winner of Anne Arundel Notables Competition; 2004 Baltimore Music Club, Inc. Student and Senior Competition; Dr. Sidney Lieberman Awards Competition; New York String Competition; Talent Awards Competition at Towson University; Sixteenth Annual Award Ceremony at Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University; and Piano Concerto Competition, where she competed as a soloist and as a member of the ensembles.
Yekaterina Afonasyeva is also a composer. Her compositions include piano music, arranged piano pieces, and songs. In December of 2008 she produced CD, La Vita, in June of 2009 CD, Emotions (piano selections), in December of 2009 CD, Christmas Is Coming!, and in April of 2010 CD, Travel. In 2010 she also created an educational score book ‘Scales Are Fun!” for which in 2012 she received an Award of Merit (creativity/originality) in Global Music Awards competition.
Her teaching experience includes 20 + years. She loves and enjoys teaching. It gives her the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge of music, and also gives her the chance to support students as they pursue what they love. In recompense, she, herself learns from them, and is motivated by new perspectives and ideas.