Galina Chistiakova was born in 1987 in Moscow into a musical family. She started her piano studies at 3 years old with her mother Liubov Chistiakova. From 1993 to 2005 she studied at The Central Music School under the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Professors H.Khoven and A.Ryabov.
While at school, Galina won many prizes including the Third Moscow International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2000), the Seventh European Chopin Competition in Darmstadt (2002), the Second International Piano Competition in Memory of Emil Gilels (2003) and the Third Scriabin International Piano Competition (2004). She has been awarded scholarships from the Russian Performing Art, V.Spivakov, New Names and A. Scriabin Association Foundations – and made recordings with them.
In 2014 Galina completed her studies at the Moscow Conservatory in a class of Prof. M.Voskresensky.
She is currently studying with Prof. Boris Petrushansky at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, Italy. She has won more than 30 international competitions including the Maria Callas Grand Prix (Greece, 2008), E.Grieg IPC (Norway, 2009), Andorra IPC (2010), Scriabin IPC (Italy, 2015), the Second International Piano Concerto Competition in China, the F. Busoni IPC in Italy and others.
Since 2000 Galina has been travelling around the world, playing solo recitals, performing as a chamber musician and a soloist with orchestras in Russia, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, Czech, Belarus, Ukraine, Finland, Japan, China, Greece, Great Britain, Andorra, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Norway etc. She has also performed on various TV and Radio programs, recorded CD with “KNS Classical” (FAZIOLI) and “ACOUSENS records” (KAWAI). She is frequently invited as a member of the jury at international piano competitions, gives master classes and teaches.
Since 2014, she is based in Italy (Tuscany) and she has been on the Board of Directors of Cultural Association “Recondite Armonie”.