Arbo Valdma , Germany
The Estonian pianist Arbo Valdma (born in Parnu, Estonia in 1942) since 1992, has been a Professor at the Academy of Music (Hochschule für Musik) in Cologne, Germany.
was educated in Tallinn, Estonia.
was studying under Bruno Lukk, who himself was a student of Arthur Schnabel and Paul Hindemith.
won his Master's and Doctor's degree at the Moscow Conservatory
with Nina Emelyanova, a student of Samuel Feinber.
In 1970 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Piano at the State Conservatory of Tallinn and since 1979 he taught piano and piano pedagogy at the University in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.
Since 1984 Arbo Valdma
taught at the University in Belgrade, where he
was a head of the Piano department from 1984 to 1992.
From 1989 to 1992 he was a Dean of Piano Faculty at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad.
Arbo Valda gave concert performances - recitals, chamber music and performed with the orchestra under the baton of N. Jarvi, K. Sanderling, E. Klas, A.Jansons and A. Rabinowich throughout Europe, in Australia and played for many recordings.
produced numerous television broadcasts, both as a performer and a director.
has been an author of theoretical papers on piano pedagogy.
is one of the founders of EPTA
(European Piano Teachers Association, 1988.).
He has been an Honorary President of EPTA Serbia and EPTA Estonia.
In 1991 Prof. Valdma
won a title "doctor honoris causa" from the Estonian Academy of Music
students have been the winners of the most distinguished international piano competitions (Geneva, Vienna - Beethoven, Brussels - Queen Elisabeth, Leeds, Munich - ARD, Vevey - C. Haskil, Cologne - F. Chopin, Sydney, Washington, etc.
Wanted as a lecturer at the international master workshops, Arbo Valdma
has done more than 90 courses since 1984 (regularly at Guildhall School London, in Heidelberg, at Dubrovnik Summer School of EPTA, at the Estonian Music Academy
in Tallinn and at the European Academy for Music and Fine Arts Montepulciano) in Moscow, Rome, Salona, Sarajevo, Zagreb
, Kaushiung, Ohrid, Bad Sobernheimu, Cologne, Orlando, Las Vegas (at Conferences of the world piano pedagogy) and elsewhere.