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Cellist Valentina Dubrovina was born in a musical family in 1992 in Grozny, Russia. She began playing the piano at the age of five and the cello at eight. 

As a young and talented musician, at the age of nine, she entered the special music school at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and it became her new musical home in the class of Professor Mark Reisenstock and later in the class of Alexander Ponomarenko.

After her successful graduation, she studied at the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory with Prof. S. Roldugin. During her studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Valentina participated in master classes and concerts at the St. Petersburg House of Music. 

In 2014 Valentina moved to Basel (Switzerland) to study in the class of Professor Ivan Monighetti and Sol Gabetta.
From 2014 to 2021 Valentina received three master's degrees from the Hochschule für Musik Basel and the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK): Master of Arts in Musikalischer Performance, Master of Arts in Spezialisierter Musikalischer Performance (Solistin), MAS in Erweiterte Musikpädagogik. Also additionally CAS "School of Excellence" and CAS Musicphysiology. From 2017 to 2019 Valentina was supported by the Buobo Foundation and received the Italian cello G. Santagiuliana and played her concert exam (and debut) with the Sinfonieorchester Basel. 

As a cellist, Valentina had the opportunity to take master classes from great musicians of our time: Ivan Monighetti, David Geringas, Sir András Schiff, Martti Rousi, Alexander Rudin, and others. She has participated in courses and concerts at the Kronberg Academy, Lichtenstein Music Academy, St. Petersburg House of Music, Interlaken Classic, Cellomania in Dresden, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Chamber Circle in Lucerne, Cello Biennale in Amsterdam, and many others. 

Chamber music occupies a large place in Valentina's musical career. In 2012, the Art-Elles String Quartet (Olga Artyugina, Marina Kozlova, Ksenia Ivanova, Valentina Dubrovina) was founded in St. Petersburg under the guidance of Professor Joseph Levinson (the legendary cellist of the Taneyev Quartet). While studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the Art-Elles Quartet performed at many festivals, and in 2015 won First Prize at the All-Russian Competition in Moscow. 

In 2021, the Varga Trio (Erika Varga clarinet, Julia Pleninger piano, and Valentina Dubrovina cello) began their musical journey and at the end of the year, the Varga Trio won First Prize at the Danubia Talents music competition. The Varga Trio continues its concert activities in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.

Valentina plays in various orchestras such as the Lugano Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Schaffhausen Sinfonietta, Camerata Schweiz. Camerata Basilea, Zakhar Bron Orchestra, Citylight Concerts, YES Chamber Orchestra. 

She also collaborates with the great Argentinian violinist Daniel Zisman, pianist Kamila Davletova, violinist Irina Pak and More than Classic, and is part of the large "Musik-Spitex" project.  

With a whole musical experience and pedagogical education, Valentina has opened her own private classroom where she teaches students from five to 82 years old. Her knowledge of music and passion for teaching opens up the world of music to anyone who wants to learn not only how to play an instrument, but also how to make music. 
Today, Valentina plays the cello of an unknown maker, made around 1760 in Mittenwald. 

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