德国科隆音乐学院钢琴教授。曾就读于原俄国爱沙尼亚塔林音乐学院，师从于Bruno lukk(他的学生包括Arthur Schnabel和Paul hindemith).之后在莫斯科柴可夫斯基音乐学院与Nina Emelyanova(曾经是Samuel Feinberg的学生)学习，并获得硕士和博士头衔。
Arbo Valdma也作为钢琴独奏大师足迹遍布欧洲和澳洲。曾经和著名的指挥N. Jrvi, K. Sanderling, E. Klas. A. Janson A. Rabinowitsch, O. Danon, N. Debelic, I. Drazinic, A. Nanut, P. Despalj, A. Kolar一起合作演出。还和Fern Raskovic（小提琴大师） Walter Despalj（大提琴大师）一起合作演出室内乐。
从1984年开始，Arbo Valdma在世界各地举办了超过120届的大师班，包括莫斯科，罗马，塞萨洛尼基，雅典，卡尔加里，东京，Montepulciano，奥赫里德，贝尔格莱德，萨格勒布，诺维萨德，卢布尔雅那，Kaushiung，杜布罗夫尼克，Bad Sobernheim，科隆，奥兰多，拉斯韦加斯，Los Angeles，亚特兰大，Sendai，等等。他每年还定期被邀请参加在塔林，海德堡，Chateau Podsreda（斯洛文尼亚），at Haus Marteau(Bayreuth)，以及中国，日本，韩国，马来西亚等艺术节活动。2000年开始在英国伦敦吉尔德霍尔音乐学院举办钢琴大师班。
Arbo Valdma是EPTA(欧洲钢琴教师协会)原南斯拉夫分部创始人之一（成立于1988年）。塞尔维亚EPTA名誉会长，爱沙尼亚EPTA名誉会员。在1991年，爱沙尼亚音乐协会授予他终身博士奖。他还担任中许多大赛评委，例如波恩贝多芬比赛，贝尔格莱德国际钢琴大赛等等。他的学生亦在世界级的钢琴比赛多次获得殊荣。像布鲁塞尔的伊丽莎白女王大赛，维也纳的贝多芬大赛，瑞士Vevey (Clara Haskil)，科隆的肖邦大赛，埃皮纳勒，日内瓦，洛桑，利兹，慕尼黑，雪梨，Vercelli，华盛顿和其它等等的比赛。
Arbo Valdma作为作曲和指挥的他在电视台和电台谱写了大量作品。Arbo Valdma在教学上给予学生一些特殊的理论使他成为国际钢琴评委会参考的一部分。他发行的钢琴演奏法受到全球钢琴界的欢迎。
Dr.h.c. Arbo VALDMA is now professor of piano at the University of Music in Cologne (Germany). He received his musical education at the Music Academy in Tallinn (Estonia) under Bruno Lukk (himself a student of Arthur Schnabel and Paul Hindemith) and later with Nina Emelyanova (a former student of Samuel Feinberg) at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (Master and Doctorate degrees).
In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Piano for advanced students at the State Conservatory of Tallinn and, from 1979, worked as Professor of Piano at the Music Academy of Novi Sad (former Yugoslavia). From 1984 to 1992, Dr. Valdma was Head of the Piano Department at the University of Belgrade. From 1989 to 1992, he was also Dean of the Piano Faculty at the Academy of Arts at the University of Novi Sad. Since 1992, Dr. Valdma has been the professor of piano at the University of Music in Cologne.
Arbo Valdma has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and Australia and with orchestras under the direction of conductors such as N. Järvi, K. Sanderling, E. Klas. A. Janson and A. Rabinowitsch, O. Danon, N. Debelic, I. Drazinic, A. Nanut, P. Despalj, A. Kolar, as well as chamber music with, among others, Fern Raskovic (violin) and Walter Despalj (violoncello).
Since 1984, Arbo Valdma has given more than 120 masterclasses around the world in cities such as Moscow, Rome, Thessaloniki, Athens, Calgary, Tokyo, Montepulciano, Ohrid, Subotica, Belgrade, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Ljubljana, Kaushiung, Dubrovnik, Bad Sobernheim, Cologne, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sendai, etc. Each year he gives Masterclasses in Tallin, Heidelberg, Chateau Podsreda (Slovenia) and at Haus Marteau (Bayreuth). He has also appeared in arts festivals in China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, etc. In 2000, he was invited to teach a masterclass at London’s Guildhall School of Music.
Dr. Valdma started the first master class under his own name in the residence of the renowned Swiss composer Paul Hindmith. In Liechtenstein, he once presented a master class, which was organised by the Youth & Music Foundation there, on the lines and curves and body language in piano music.
In 2008, he was appointed to chair the Unieffectus e.V.Society for Cultural and Pedagogic Exchange in Cologne.
Arbo Valdma is a founding member of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) Yugoslavia (established in 1988), Honorary President of EPTA Serbia and an Honorary Member of EPTA Estonia. In 1991, the Estonian Academy of Music awarded him the prize of Doctor honoris causa. Arbo Valdma is a frequent member in the jury in such competitions as the Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn and the Belgrade International Piano Competition. His students have won numerous prizes at the most prestigious international piano competitions: Brussels (Queen Elisabeth), Vienna (Beethoven), Vevey (Clara Haskil), Cologne (F. Chopin), Epinal, Geneva, Lausanne, Leeds, Munich, Sydney, Vercelli, Washington and others).
Arbo Valdma has produced numerous television and radio programmes, as both writer and director, in which his students are playing music in something of an extraordinary manner. The lectures given by Arbo Valdma as part of international symposiums, as well as his published articles on piano pedagogy, have received worldwide acclaim.
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