Natasha Kislenko has performed extensively as a soloist and a collaborative pianist in Russia, Europe, and the United States. She has appeared in recital and chamber music performances with numerous distinguished soloists, including Sarah Chang, Torleif Tedeen, James Buswell, Zvi Zeitlin, Theodore Kuchar, Tadeu Coelho, and Leone Buyse.
As a soloist, Ms. Kislenko has received top prizes in international piano competitions in Germany, Portugal, France, the Slovak Republic, and the United States. She made her solo recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1996.
Ms. Kislenko holds graduate degrees in piano from the famed Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia, the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (Dallas), and the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where she completed her doctorate with Gilbert Kalish in 2004.
In 2007 Ms. Kislenko moved to Santa Barbara to assume a teaching position at UC Santa Barbara. Previously, she served on the faculties of California State University (Fresno) and Meadowmount School of Music (New York).
An alumna of the Music Academy (2001), Ms. Kislenko has been a member of the faculty since 2004.