Saule Tlenchiyeva

Saule Tlenchiyeva was born in Kazakhstan and studied in the Kazakh National Academy of Music with A.K. Kussainov. She won numerous International Piano competitions which include “Shabyt” International competition in Astana (Grand-Prix), Franz Schubert International competition in Italy (2 prize).

In 2003 she entered the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and studied with professor A.A. Mndoyants. During those years Saule won Edward Grieg’s international Piano competition (2nd prize).

In 2009 she won Prestigious Full Scholarship from Southern Methodist University, which she graduated in 2011 under the direction of Joaquín Achúcarro. In 2011 Saule was invited to perform at the 15th Annual Russian  Festival of Music, Dance and Arts in Dallas. Saule has performed in such halls as Big and Organ hall of Kazakh National Music Academy, Kazakh Philarmonic Concert Hall, President’s Culture Center, Kazakh National Opera and Ballet theatre, Big and Small Halls of Moscow conservatory, Hahn Hall of Music Academy of the West, Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York.

Saule also intensively dedicates her time to collaborating with singers and instrumentalists. In the summer of 2011 she won prestigious Marilyn Horne’s Song Competition, which will feature her and soprano Karen Vuong in the recital in Santa Monica as a part of Broad Stage’s Opera Series.

In January 2012 Saule was invited to play for Ms. Renée Fleming’s master class in Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York.

Currently Saule studies in a Doctoral of Musical Arts program at the University of North Texas under the direction of Vladimir Viardo.

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