A native of Kazan, Russia, and the daughter of two pianists, Daria Rabotkina is lauded as “a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer). Winner of the 2007 CAG Competition, Rabotkina has received top prizes at competitions. She participated in such events as Rockport Chamber Music Festival, PianoSummer at New Paltz and San Francisco International Piano Festival.

While teaching piano at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX she serves as Associate Director of the TSIPF. She founded the FunKey Piano Project for local families. Dr. Rabotkina’s performing career includes collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony and Kirov Orchestra, and recitals at Ravinia’s Rising Stars series, and Kennedy Center. Her new CD with humoresques by Dvořák, Reger, Rachmaninov, and Schumann was released to a positive critical acclaim in 2018.


“electrifying performance”

Philip Borg-Wheeler, Fanfare Magazine

“she makes us smile often at her infectious joy” 
“sterling technique”
“it would be difficult to keep this one off my best of the year list”

Alan Becker, American Record Guide

“elfin staccato”
“highly intelligent music-making”
“a terrific disc, one that will be shortlisted for the next round of Want Lists”

Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine

“very strongly recommended”
“an infallibly intuitive ear”
“thoughtful and careful program planning”
“wide-ranging musical diversity”
“commanding technique and keenness of interpretive insight”

Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine