Valentina Nazarenko received her Bachelor of Music degree from Kiev State Music College and a Master of Music degree from Odessa State Conservatory, Ukraine. While in the Ukraine, she toured and was featured in over 2000 solo performances of the Kiev Philharmonic and of the Ukrainian Concert Association, traveling throughout the USSR, Germany, Poland, Hungary, and Mongolia. She arranged and performed for 40 theatrical and TV shows, and performed and recorded as a soloist of the motion picture soundtrack "Nest".
Since 1993 she has done extensive performing throughout the New York Tri-State area as a pianist and arranger, featured at special events for major US Corporations. Besides performing Mrs.Nazarenko has devoted much time to music education and piano instruction. Mrs. Nazarenko has been a BMS faculty member since 2001.