Natalia Pegarkova-Barenboim

Natalia Pegarkova-Barenboim

Natalia Pegarkova-Barenboim

Natalia Pegarkova-Barenboim, an award-winning pianist, is renowned for her remarkable solo performances and her passion for chamber music.


    Natalia Pegarkova-Barenboim is based in Berlin and often collaborates with renowned musicians such as Michael Barenboim and Daniel Hope on stage. Her repertoire is varied, stretching from the early eighteenth century to the music of today, with a strong focus on the Classical and Romantic era.

    Pegarkova-Barenboim completed her studies with distinction at the Gnessin State Music College in Moscow and pursued further studies at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre as well as the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. She was awarded first prize of the prestigious Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica Juniors 2006 Premio Monterosa-Kawai (Italy). Throughout her career, Pegarkova-Barenboim has performed with numerous chamber ensembles, including the Junge Münchner Philharmonie, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Berlin Chamber Orchestra. She has also participated in various international music festivals held in France, Hungary, Belgium, Spain, Greece, and Norway. In 2019, she co-founded the Primevère song duo with soprano Sofia Livotov, which focuses on music by female composers and artist couples. Pegarkova- Barenboim’s first solo piano recording has been released on Oradek Records in 2024.

    Next to her performing career, Pegarkova-Barenboim is passionate about music education and has been working on a project to bring classical music and literature to music schools in Berlin. She has taught music theory and piano lessons as part of a pilot project ‘musikalische Schule’, incorporating music education in the curriculum of primary schools. During the pandemic, she has written a children’s book named ‘Why music?’ that motivates children to take up musical instruments.