The Russian pianist and harpsichordist Luba Podgayskaya, who has lived in The Netherlands since 2008, will succeed Daan Boertien as trainee-repetitor. After graduating from the St. Petersburg Conservatory, she studied piano, harpsichord and accompaniment at the conservatoria of The Hague and Amsterdam. She has already gained experience as a rehearsal pianist at Opera Zuid and the ‘Rotterdam Operadagen’. Luba is fluent in Dutch, English and Russian. We look forward to having her onboard the team at the Dutch National Opera Studio.
'During my time at the Opera Studio, I want to be my best self every day and I want to enjoy what I am doing right now. This is not even a goal, because it is already happening!'