Rena Shereshevskaya is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and a postgraduate of the same institution. Shereshevskaya has been appointed “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (France), and she is a laureate of the Ippolitov-Ivanov International Prize in Musical Education and an Honorary Professor of the Moscow Ippolitov-lvanov Musical and Pedagogical Institute.
She taught at the Central Special Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory for 12 years before joining the Ippolitov-lvanov Music Institute as Professor of Piano and Head of Piano. In 1993 she was invited to France as a guest professor of piano and she has worked there ever since. At present, she is Professor of Piano at the Paris Alfred Cortot Superior Music School and the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory. She gives masterclasses all over the world in countries such as France, United States, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Monaco and China, and is often invited to serve as a jury member in international piano competitions.
Many of her students have become prize-winners in major international competitions, such as Rémi Geniet (2nd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Brussels, 2013), Lucas Debargue (4th Prize and a Special Prize of the Association of Musical Critics at the 15th Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 2015), Alexandre Kantorow (1st Prize and the Grand Prix at the 16th Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, 2019) and many others.
In parallel with her pedagogical activity, she plays chamber music with internationally renowned musicians and in duo with her daughter, mezzo-soprano Victoria Shereshevskaya. Moreover, she is the creator and Artistic Director of the festival Artistic Dynasties and Families.