Natalia Bibik-Chabukiani was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine to a musical family of the great composer, Valentin Bibik (1940-2003). She started to play the piano at the age of five. Natalia studied music at Kharkiv High Music School. She obtained a degree in piano solo performance from St. Petersburg State Conservatory of N. Rimsky-Korsakov, in the prestigious class of Professor T. Kravchenko and class of Chamber music with Professor N. Arzumanova. She continued her music education in The Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv with Professor A. Volkov. She also attended Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music (now known as the Glenn Gould School of Music). Natalia participated in a lot of Masterclasses, with musicians such as Lev Vlasenko, Vladimir Tropp, Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher. Natalia began playing recitals at the young age of seven. Natalia first appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras at the age of ten, performing Concerto No. 4 by Beethoven. Following that, she played many solo recitals and performed as a soloist with orchestras. She performed Concerto No. 1 in E Minor by Chopin, Concerto No. 20, 23 by Mozart, Bach Concertos, Scriabin Concertos, Meditation for Piano and Orchestra by Valentin Bibik with The National Orchestra of Ukraine and other orchestras. Natalia played many works by composers of contemporary music such as Valentin Bibik, Arvo Part, Alfred Schnittke, and Leonid Desyatnikov. She participated as a chamber player in many contemporary music festivals such as; Sound Ways New Music Festival (St. Petersburg), Moscow Fall Festival (Moscow), MusicFest in Kyiv, Ukraine, and other music festivals in Israel and Europe. She started to play chamber music when she was a student in St. Petersburg Conservatory and still plays to the present day. Natalia recorded a CD with her father’s works (Ukrainian Composer, Valentin Bibik). It was recorded by Cambria International (USA).
In Canada, Natalia played as an accompanist in many chamber music recitals with various musicians and played as a collaborative pianist in Regina Music Club Competitions (2013-2018) and she won second prize with cellist Joel MacDonald in 2016. Natalia played as a collaborative pianist in Regina Concerto Competition and Regina Music Festival. In the last few years, Natalia worked as a recital accompanist at Regina University and Conservatory of Performing Arts. Natalia and her husband, Shalva Chabukiani, are founders and were active players in Concertino Regina Music Ensemble. She played many programs and recitals. From 2013-2017, Natalia worked as an Artistic Director in Concertino Regina. In 2018, following the move to Ottawa, Natalia has been playing Chamber music with musicians all over Ottawa and Toronto: Paul Marleyn, Alexander Bedenko, Leah Roseman, Thaddeus Morden and many other musicians and organizations. Natalia also organized a Chamber Music series with the Kanata Symphony Orchestra. She plays with “Trio Vaniata” (Trio with Oboe player Robin Troper, and Viola player Shalva Chabukiani). In the 2018/2019 season, Natalia played with National Arts Centre Orchestra violinist, Edvard Skerjanc. In spring of 2020, they made recordings for NACO’s Music Series “NACO Lunch Break”, premiered in May 2020. After the move to Ottawa in 2018, Natalia met with violinist from Russia, Anna Klochkova. Since then they have performed a number of recitals and programs. They decided to continue their musical partnership and formed a duet known as “Duet AnNat”. In March of 2021, they participated in a musical event hosted by the Harvard Club of Ottawa.