Nadja Kossinskaja, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, is a winner of the “John Duarte competition” in Rust, Austria and also received prizes in 11 international guitar competitions. She graduated with honors from the Academy of Music at the University in Muenster, Germany and received a full right scholarship for the Accademie Musicale Chigiana, Italy with Prof. Oscar Ghiglia. She has been invited to perform solo and with various orchestras in Russia, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Portugal, Italy, Venezuela, India, Iceland and the USA. She also plays rock music, touring and recording with the well known German rock artist Peter Maffay. She has performed with Tommy Emmanuel, Boris Grebentschikow (“Aquarium“), Wolf Hoffmann (“Accept”), and John Lord (“Deep Purple”).
She enriched her experience as a musical educator by teaching the master classes in several schools including “Escuela de Música José Angel Lamas” in Caracas (Venezuela), Whitman College (USA). Besides her musical accomplishments she shows great interest in the sciences. Graduating from the school for gifted children in Kiew with emphasis in math and physics with summa cum laude, she continued her education with the study of radio electronics at National Polytechnic University and dentistry at and Medical University in Kiev.