Pianist, vocal coach, Russian repertoire coach...
A native of Odessa, Ukraine, Violetta Zabbi is an accomplished pianist, conductor and coach. She received her BM and MM in "Piano Performance" and PhD in “ Musicology” from Odessa State Academy of Music.
Dr. Zabbi has been involved in over 100 different opera projects while living in New York for the past 18 years. She is currently on the faculties of Adelphi University and Brooklyn College. She is the music director and conductor with Vocal Productions NYC, New York Opera Studio and the Delaware Valley Opera. She appears as a pianist and coach with Regina Opera, Hofstra University and Opera Manhattan Repertoire. For the past 5 seasons she has performed with DCINY International at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. Dr. Zabbi is a member of AMAO - American Masters Academy of Music- special , intense vocal program in Moscow, Russia.
In addition to her carrier as vocal coach, Dr. Zabbi served as a Piano Professor and later Vice President of Long Island Conservatory from 1998 to 2011 where she had great success for teaching Piano Performance in all levels. Her students were passing all NYSSMA levels, participating and winning local and international competitions.