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Yekaterina Chemberdzhi (Katia Tchemberdji or Jekaterina Wladimirowna Tschemberdschi) (b. 6 May 1960) is a Russian pianist and composer. She was born in Moscow and began her study of music at age 7. In 1978 she studied composition and piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Nikolai Korndorf and Yuri Cholopov.
After ending her studies, Chemberdzhi took a position from 1984-90 teaching at the Moscow Gnessin College of Music. In 1990 she moved to Berlin and in 2003 took a teaching position at the Paul Hindemith Music School for children. She has been active in international festivals and has composed film music for several Russian and German films. In 2007 she played a role in Rudolph Thome's film Das Sichtbare und das Unsichtbare.
Selected works include:
1990: Sonate for clarinet and piano,
1991: Heidelberg Trio, for clarinet, violin and piano,
1991: In memoriam, for storytellers, piano, horn, violin and cello after poems by Anna Akhamatova,
1995: Day and night "Hommage à M.C. E ", for solo piano,
1996: Labyrinth in memoriam Oleg Kagan, for 12 strike ago and solo cello,
1998: Max one and Moritz, opera for children in 2 documents after William Busch,
2000: Caper Quartet No. 2, after Rainer Maria Rilke,
2003: Opposition, for ensemble,
2003: Three elbow dances, for cello and piano,
2003: Ma´or, for solo clarinet,
2006: Parting singing, for four Vokalsolisten and chamber orchestras after poems of Rainer Maria Rilke and Apollonius Rhodius