The pianist, piano pedagogue, and musicologist Nataliya Tkachenko was born in Ukraine and began her music studies at the School of Music with Prof. Iurii Novikov, and was then tutored by Prof. Viktoria Goncharenko and Prof. Natalia Chesnokova at the Sergej Prokofjew State Conservatory in Donezk, Ukrania.
During her studies she gave numerous piano recitals. At the age of 17, she made her debut in the Ukraine with the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto in C minor op.18.
Nataliya Tkachenko continued her studies and graduated in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg where she first studied piano with Prof. Silke-Thora Matthies, and then studied music education under Prof. Friedhelm Brusniak, Ph.D., and musicology under Prof. Ulrich Konrad at the Julius-Maximilians- University of Würzburg. She was also further tutored in piano by Prof. Burkard Schliessmann.
Natalaya Tkachenko graduated from the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg with a MA (Master of Arts). Her master's thesis was based upon "Chopins interpretations by Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Alfred Cortot as educational challenge".
Furthermore, she was significantly influenced and inspired personally by the artistic talent of Maria Sofianska (Academie of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart).
Nataliya played concerts in Italy (including the Museo Nazionale dell`etá neoclassica of Romagna in the "Palazzo Milzetti”), in the Ukraine (e.g. at the International Festival of Piano Arts "Music Without Limits"), in Poland, Luxembourg, Russia and in various cities in Germany. The Japanese music corporation Roland requested that she make presentations at the annual Music Fair in Frankfurt.
Nataliya Tkachenko has been working as a professor in Instrumental Piano at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg since 2012.
In the Kempten Theater she conceived several projects in the Classical Music for Children series and be heard in "Der Nussknacker und Mäusekönig", "Die kleine Schusselhexe", "1001 Nacht", "Peter&The Wolf" and "La Vie De Coco Chanel".
She creates musical and literary soireés for the new music series "Hörbiografien" of the Theater Kempten.