Diana Zlateva-Nyvik

1969 -

Diana Zlateva-Nyvik, a pianist and choral conductor, taught piano and directed the choral program at Blue Mountain Academy in 2002. She now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where she is director of the Zlateva Academy of Music, a program she started and runs in association with the Trinity Baptist Church.

A native of Bulgaria and the daughter of Ljuba Dimitorva Zlateva and Ziata Ivanov Zlatev, Diana completed a B.Mus. in piano performance at the Acadamie of Music and Dance in that country in 1992. After teaching for five years, she completed a performer's certificate in voice and keyboard at La Sierra University in 1999 and did graduate work at Redlands University. She later completed a masterís degree in piano performance at the University of British Columbia and, in 2007, an M.Mus. in choral conducting at UBC.

Zlateva-Nyvik has taught piano, voice, organ, and piano lessons for nearly twenty years. She studied piano with Louianne Long, Elvin Rodriqez, Hovsep Kalaidjian, and James Gile; organ with Kimo Smith and Michael Murray; and conducting with Bruce Pullan, Morihiro Okabe, and Ivan Spasov.

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Sources: Pianoteachersfederation.org biography; Graduate recital printed program, UBC, April 2007; Interview, 2002.