"Titova conjures a lush Rachmaninov from her instrument such as we know – and love – from pianists of the Russian school. This young pianist never loses her feeling for a grand sound, which is one of her distinguishing features, and she also has a truly remarkable chordal technique. Rachmaninov's delicate solo pieces Prélude op. 23 (No. 4 & 5) and Élegie op. 3/1 turn into gleaming gems in her hands." -Piano News, 2/2008
Kateryna Titova was born in Enakievo in the Ukraine in 1983 and took her first piano lessons at the age of five. From 1994 to 1999 she was a student at the Central Special School for Charkov, after which she enrolled at the special school of Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. Among her early awards were first prize in the Ukrainian Prokofiev Competition in 1993 and both the first prize and the special prize of the American Liszt Association at the Czech piano competition Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte.
Kateryna Titova gave her concert début in 1997 with Mozart's Piano concerto no. 21 in C major, K.467, in the Charkov Philharmonic Hall. Only a year later, she played the Piano concerto no. 2 in G minor, op. 22, by Saint-Saëns together with the Charkov Philharmonic, the Charkov Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2001 Kateryna Titova came to Germany, where she studied until 2003 at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, and then till 2007 at Dresden's Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik. In this period she won many first and second prizes in international competitions, e.g. in the 2nd International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, the 3rd Concurso Internacional de Piano "Compositores de Espana" (C.I.P.C.E.) in Madrid, the 8th International "Alicia de Larrocha" Piano Competition in Andorra, the 6th Annual International Russian Music Piano Competition in San José (California) and the International Anton G. Rubinstein Competition in Dresden. She was also awarded a variety of scholarships and grants, e.g. by the Dorian Foundation, the culture society Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit (GWK) and the Oskar & Vera Ritter Foundation. She is currently being sponsored by the Lutz-E. Adolf Foundation for the Especially Gifted.
Kateryna Titova has learned a lot from working together with Igor Blagodatov, a pupil of Jacob Milstein, who himself is one of the doyens of the Russian piano school.
As both a soloist and a member of chamber formations, Kateryna Titova has given concerts in the Ukraine, Russia, Western Europe and the USA, playing with ensembles such as the Nederlands Symphony Orchestra and the Wiener Kammerorchester (Vienna Chamber Orchestra). She has appeared at international festivals such as the International Music Festival in Viana do Castello (Portugal) and at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
Kateryna Titova has recently become a first prize winner of San Nicola di Bari and Citta di Sulmona Piano competitions in Italy. She lives in the United Kingdom and is a scholar of Norma Fisher .