Valeria Petrova was born in Moscow region.
She graduated from the Gnessins State Musical College, Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, and post-graduate studies t the same Academy in the Accompanist artistry.
Since 1988 she’s been an accompanist at the Gnessins College and has worked with People’s artist of the Russian SFSR professor Ivan Mozgovenko (clarinet), People’s artist of the Russian SFSR professor Alexander Korneev (flute) and at the Gnessins Academy with People’s artist of the USSR professor Pavel Necheporenko (balalaika), as well as in the ‘New Names’ International Charitable Foundation under the leadership of Ivetta Voronova and in MosConcert State Philharmonic Association.
At present Valeria is an accompanist at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre.
She was awarded numerous diplomas of all-Russian and international competitions for highly professional performing skills and diplomas as the best accompanist of the competition. Among them are the diplomas of the best accompanist of the V Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers Competition (Moscow, 2014) and of the IV International Competition of Academic Solo Singing in the name of People’s Artist of Russia Galina Pisarenko.
She took part in master classes and workshops by world stars: Galina Vishnevskaya, Mirella Freni, Teresa Berganza, Dennis O’Neill, Tito Capobianco, Sherrill Milnes, Simon Estes as an accompanist.
Valeria has performed with soloists of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Baku, Munich, Bad Tölz (Germany), London, Caserta (Italy), Reykjavik (Iceland) concert hall and in La Scala (Milan, Italy), Principai (Santiago de Compostella, Spain), An-der-Vien (Vienna, Austria) theatres.
She’s currently a Professor of the Accompaniment Mastery Department at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music. She leads an extensive concert and methodical work, conducts master classes on a regular basis, as well as open lessons at advanced training courses for accompanists of colleges, universities and musical theatres in Russia.