Emma Bagdassarova was born in the former Soviet Union to two police officer parents. Loving music from a very young age, she aspired to be a professional musician and so, began to study diligently to perfect her passion for music.
At a very young age of eight, Emma was already performing on public television. She has received many awards since, including first place in the 1973 Rachmaninoff Competition. She later graduated from the Russian State Conservatory with a Masters Degree in Music Performance and Music Education.
In 1992, Emma immigrated to the United States and has taught at the Center of Creative Studies in Detroit. She has performed in many fundraisers in the Detroit area including the 300 year Anniversary of Detroit at the Somerset Collection in Troy.
Emma's students have won competitions and have grown up to be wonderful professionals and professors. To her, she is not only teaching and sharing her love of music, but to help build strong characters in her students that will be useful for a lifetime.