Ekaterina Saranceva was born in 1962 and began her musical studies at the age of five at the Central Musical School in Moscow. After she graduated from music school she entered the the class of Professor V. Kastelsky at the Moscow State Conservatoire. At the Montreal International Piano Competition in 1984, there were 52 participants from nineteen different countries, but Ekaterina Saranceva, who demonstrated strong will and persistence, an outstanding talent, confident technique and a rich variety of sound, was unanimously chosen as the winner of the Grand Prix. In 1984 the pianist was also awarded the Grand Prix at the International Competition of radio recordings, “The Tribune of Young Performers”, in Bratislava. Ekaterina Saranceva tours Russia and other countries including Canada, Bulgaria and the United States.