Dina Parakhina was born and educated in Russia. She graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and became one of the youngest ever teachers of its Central Music School.
She combines teaching with a busy performing career, touring as a soloist and collaborating with outstanding instrumentalists, singers, conductors and major orchestras. She has given recitals as well as TV and radio broadcasts at the most prestigious venues in Russia, Europe and the Far East.
In 1988, Dina became a solo pianist of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra.
After moving to the UK in 1996, Dina’s engagements have included regular appearances with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Proms, performances of Stravinsky’s Petrushka with the LSO at the Barbican, Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto at St John’s, Smith Square, Rachmaninov’s Third with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra, and a solo recital at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. She has made a number of recordings and live broadcasts with BBC Radio 3.
Dina currently also teaches at the RNCM and Chetham’s School of Music.