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Svetlana Smolina

Svetlana Smolina

BIO:

SVETLANA SMOLINA performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Notable appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St.Petersburg, Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Ms. Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Rising Stars, White Nights, Maggio Musicale, Mikkeli, Ruhr, Easter, Rotterdam Phillips Gergiev, International Gilmore, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Michelangeli, Hennessy Artists Series at Hanoi Opera House, The Voice of Music in Upper Galilee,in Royal Covent Garden Opera, Mariinsky 3 Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, Mozarteum, Merkin Hall, Kravis Center, NJPAC, Gulbenkian Foundation, Grand Artists Series in Tel-Aviv, Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome.

Recent recordings include Stravinsky’s Igor Stravinsky Les noces (Valery Gergiev, conductor on Decca/Phillips and on Mariinsky Label which received ICMA award for Best Choral Work in 2011), a recording of solo Chopin Album for the Chopin iTunes Project, Benjamin Britten Young Apollo live recording from Walt Disney Hall for BCM+D records and many broadcasts for NPR, BBC, PBS, RAI, Cultura TV and other networks.

In the summer of 2011 Svetlana joined iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles, making her debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall with iPalpiti Orchestra (Eduard Schmieder, conductor).

Since 2011 Svetlana is directing piano program at Philadelphia International Music Festival. In 2014 Svetlana was appointed as Artist in Residence in Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music & Dance, in the Department of Instrumental Studies.

In 2014 Svetlana won “Live on Stage” live showcases and was chosen as their only Classical Pianist Artist for 2015-16 season. This upcoming tour brings her to more than 20 states. Svetlana recently was featured and gave an interview for Keyboard Magazine Other collaborations include a series of concerts with Robert Davi and Dave Konig at Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

In 2014-15 Vadim Repin gave a series of concerts /presentation with Svetlana at the residences of Ambassador of Russia in Washington DC and in London UK for Maestro Repin ‘s Trans -Siberian Art Festival. Their recent recital in March 2015 in Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada received an astonishing critical acclaim. In July 2015 they performed a recital as part of "2015 – Russian Year in Monaco" in the Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo Opera. This "Summer Dream" Gala evening was organized in aid of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

In 2015-16 season Svetlana opened the season with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Juvenil in Lima, Peru, and was chosen as the soloist on the New Year tour to China with Dublin Philharmonic/ Maestro Derek Gleeson performing Rachmaninoff Concerto throughout in 7 cities including Suzhou Grand Theater, Harbin New Opera House and Harbin Concert
Hall, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Tianjin Grand Theater and in Changsha opening its new Concert Hall.

Highlights of 2016-2017 include performances and recordings at the inauguration year/ opening of Tippet Rise Festival in Montana together with Christopher O’ Riley, duo recitals with Vadim Repin at Cartagena Music Festival in Teatro Colon, Bogota for “2017 Columbia- France Year”, in Bangalore, Mumbai India for XXV Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy; debut recitals in Argentina , Carnegie Hall recital with Lee-Chin Siow, Sentosa World Theater concert for International Women Day/ Chinese Chamber of Commerce and a tour with South Florida Symphony / Maestra Sebrina Alfonso in Florida

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PRESS:

“Svetlana Smolina created a storming, breathing piano in Scriabin’s Fantasy in B minor...”
- New York Times, Paul Griffiths

“The performance (Stravinsky Les Noces) had plenty of fervor and clattering colors. Yet it was nuanced, dusky and organic.The soloists – dynamic Russian pianists ( Svetlana Smolina) were mesmerizing”
- Anthony Tomassini, New York Times

PIANIST SHOW STRAVINSKY’ CHARM
“Smolina’s defining of the lyrical aspects in the music she played made her performance cherishable... “
- Los Angeles Times, Daniel Cariaga

“Svetlana Smolina sparkled with the Italian concerto, the E-minor Toccata and a Prelude and Fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier.”
- International Herald Tribune, Davis Stevens

“Svetlana Smolina played with astonishing dynamism and skill. Her rendition of the wildly difficult cadenza of Rachmaninoff 3 rd Concerto was most impressive"
- The Flint Journal

And the pianist (Svetlana Smolina) thoroughly deserved the audience’s unrestrained praise.”
- Covent Garden Magazine, London, Graham Watts

“Apparently demure and rather poetic 20 year old Svetlana Smolina showed her teeth and muscles in a huge performance of one of the most interesting pieces of the long afternoon...”
- Herald Tribune, Michael Tumelty

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