Aida Gabitova

Aida was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1992 she graduated from the Republican Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School for Gifted Children with a Gold Medal. In 1997, she completed Master`s degree in Musicology at the Tashkent State Conservatory, with Achievement with Great Distinction. She took the piano lessons from famous piano teachers such as Yevgeniy Nebolsin and professor Lea Shvarts in Tashkent, as well as lessons from the professors of the Gnessin Institute in Moscow. In 2000, she took the Post-Graduate Musicology course at the Tashkent State Conservatory. In 2004, Aida completed her thesis on the topic “Minimalism and Music (Genesis, Evolution, Expressiveness)” under the supervision of Natalya Yanov-Yanovskaya. In 2005, she defended it at the Scientific Research Institute of Art at the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan and got her PhD in Art Criticism.

From 1995 to 2000, Aida worked as a piano teacher at the Children’s Music School No. 22 (Tashkent, Uzbekistan). From 1999 to 2002, she worked as a lecturer at the Tashkent State Conservatory, teaching the History of Music and Criticism. In 2001 to 2005, she continued her career as a teacher at the Republican Boarding Lyceum of Fine and Applied Arts (Tashkent, Uzbekistan). From 2005 – 2009 she taught Music Theory, Harmony and Analysis at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. Her PhD thesis has been published as a monograph, along with her thirteen scientific research papers.

In the autumn of 2009, Aida and her family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. She has taught piano at the Salina Cheng Music Academy. She has also worked as a piano accompanist at the Goh Ballet Academy and Richmond Academy of Dance. She continues to work part time at Ballet Classique and Harbour Dance Centre, where she enjoys improvising music, as well as playing her own compositions. She has also been taking French courses at Alliance Française de Vancouver for three and a half years and has passed her DELF A1, A2 and B1. She has been teaching at the BC Conservatory of Music since 2010 and is very happy to share her experience and love for music with her students.

Education

Musicology, Master’s degree, Tashkent State Conservatory (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Musicology, Post-Graduate, Tashkent State Conservatory (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Art Criticism, PhD, Research Institute of Art Studies (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Diploma in French Language Studies, DELF B1, Alliance Française (Vancouver, Canada)