I perform Classical, Pop, Jazz music for weddings, private parties, and formal concerts. My degrees include master's and doctorate in flute performance from US and Europe. I was honored to perform with several symphony orchestras and professional bands. Although, there is a great established repertoire for a variety of events, I am open minded and I love collaborating with other musicians and composers in order to create unique repertoire and unforgettable experiences for special occasions. I know various woodwind, string, and keyboard players in Greater LA area. Therefore, I will be able to put together a chamber ensemble quickly if needed. Please contact me for more information. Thank you!
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Russian, Ukranian, Bulgarian, Romanian
Insurance: $15,000 - Clarions
What to Expect
When I was hired to perform at the wedding, I contacted the wedding planner, who directed me to bride promptly. We scheduled our meeting within a couple of days. I attentively listened to bride's vision, found arrangements of her preferred pieces, and scheduled another meeting for her to listen to the pieces in person. I contacted my friend-guitarist, rehearsed with him, prepared bride's favorite repertoire and rehearsed a few more pieces just in case we need more music. I love performing for special occasions and see people enjoy the music. It is a special day that deserves special music.
One can expect professional attitude, timely arrival, quality performance, great social skills, flexible performance order if needed.
Dr. 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, then to California. In addition to her music degrees from Russia, she completed her Master’s degree majoring in flute performance at the University of North Texas in 2007, and her Doctoral in Musical Arts degree in 2014. As a graduate student in Texas, Dr. Staneva participated in the Young Artist of Texas Music Teachers Association competition in 2010. As soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Staneva performs with various ensembles and orchestras.
Throughout her career, Dr. 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 performed in master classes with Professors Renee Siebert, Jim Walker, Philip Dikeman, Leone Buyse and Ian Clarke. Dr. 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.
Additional Booking Notes
Performance requires a music stand, a chair, a music stand light, and a microphone with an amplifier for a big hall. Everything will be brought to a rehearsal and performance by me.
Depends on the occasion and the event. Please email me for more information. Thank you!
Influences & Inspiration
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