«Passionate player and rigorous respecting the musical rules; her patience, perfectionism, dedication, and wish to improve make a perfect combination to achieve the highest level of excellence … a big heart and a person determined to make her dreams come true.»
Already at a young age, Valeria Galimova showed her originality and tremendous talent as a guitarist. At the age of 14, and as a student in a Russian music school, Valeria was invited to serve as an artist and a jury member at an international children's festival competition in Puebla, Mexico.
Valeria was born in Russia and began to study classical guitar at the age of 8 with her first teacher, Dmitry Milovanov at the music school №1 in the city of Kamensk-Uralsky. During this period, she was a 5-time scholarship winner awarded by the mayor of the city.
At the age of 17, Valeria entered the Gnessin College in Moscow, where she studied with Roman Zorkin and Anastasia Bardina. In 2019, she graduated from the Russian Academy of Gnessin as a student of Prof. Artyom Dervoed.
During the years of her professional activity, she was awarded one of the Prizes of the President of Russia and won the gold medal at the Delphic Games in 2014. She has also won 10 first prizes at both Russian and international competitions.
In 2017, she released an author's video school of classical guitar in cooperation with «World of Music»—a leading music distributor in Russia.
In 2018, she performed the world premiere of the Suite “The Dance” for guitar and string quartet as part of the 2nd Moscow Festival of Guitar Chamber Music “The Golden Finfegboards».
The same year, she took part in the production of the Astor Piazzolla’s tango-opera «Maria de Buenos Aires» in the orchestra «Leggiero» in the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikowsky Conservatory.
In 2020, Valeria performed a solo concert at the world-famous festival «Guitar Virtuosi» in the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic.
One of her main passions is chamber music. She has collaborated with such performers as Anastasia Antonova (harpsichord), Kirill Rusinov (bayan), Valeria Rupasova (cello), Asiia Garipova (violin), Ekaterina Sokolnikova (coloratura soprano), as well as with conductor Jeremy Walker (England) and Tobias Wögerer (Austria).
In July 2022, Valeria completed her master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany under the direction of Prof. Ricardo Gallén
In August 2022, She completed a guitar-making course in Granada by Pavel Gavruyshov’s Guitarreria and built her own guitar.
In addition to this, In June 2023 Valeria completed a certificate course in a music physiology. She lectures and gives workshops internationally.
Since 2024, Valeria is a classical guitar mentor at the Primavera Foundation Academy (Armenia).
Currently, Valeria is engaged in the development of her career. She performs at various concerts and festivals as a soloist, as well as part of chamber ensembles.
Valeria plays the guitar by luthier Paco Santiago Marin. 50 Anniversary.