Russian pianist Natalia Riabova studied at the M. I. Glinka State Conservatory at Nijni Novgorod, Russia. She has been a highly demanded pianist for accompaniment in masterclasses with musicians like Ivry Gitlis, Michael Colllins, Carl Leister, Alex Klein, David Fruwirth, P. Markelo, Daniel Rowland, among others. Riabova is also regularly invited to accompany important competitions, and regularly plays in chamber music ensembles as a soloist. She is currently Professor at Castelo Branco's Higher Education School of Arts, Portugal, and an accompanist at Covilhã Professional School of Arts. She plays regularly as a pianist member of the Gulbenkian Orchestra.