Sholpan Sharbakova Miller is a classical pianist, as well as contemporary visual and performance artist, and one of the leading Kazakh artists of her generation. Born in 1982, her visual and conceptual ideas reach out from the intersection of classical music, modern art and design, and her native culture.
A distinguished pianist she is a laureate of numerous of international piano competitions and festivals, and has performed as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles, throughout her native Kazakhstan, in Russia and across Europe. Sholpan graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Professor Hamish Milne, in 2008, with the DipRAM, the Royal Academy’s highest award for performance. Prior to her London move, she graduated with Honours from the prestigious Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, where she studied with Professor Grigory Gordon.
Also a graduate of the Moscow Architectural Institute Design School. Sholpan’s works are found in many public and private art collections, and have been part of numerous worldwide exhibitions, including the 56th Venice Biennale and London’s Global Art Fair – ART 15. Sholpan has also fulfilled her childhood dream by launching her own sustainable design label “art for consumption” by Shola Miller.