Katya Grineva Performs 13th Solo Appearance at Carnegie Hall in Mother's Memory Tonight
Celebrating her 13th solo appearance at Carnegie Hall, pianist Katya Grineva presents an evening of romantic piano in memory of her mother, Irina Grineva. Reflecting on the elements of love, the program showcases works by several of the great romantic composers of the piano including Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Satie, Bloch, De Falla, Gurdjieff-De Hartmann and Rimsky-Korsakov. Check out her performance in Singapore below!
A "noted exponent of Romantic repertoire (WNYC Radio)," Grineva captures audiences with her breathless, ethereal concerts. The New York Times describes her playing as "liquid...dreamlike. " Through her music, Grineva says, "I want to be remembered for being able to touch people's lives - with a full heart."
Katya, known for her romantic piano, has played throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Guam. She is the only female solo pianist to have performed in the distinguished Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern auditorium a record 13 times.
Born in Moscow, she began studying piano at the age of five, attending the Moscow Music School. She went on to the Moscow High School of Music under the aegis of the prestigious Moscow Conservator, where she studied with Professor Pavel Messner. It was during her tutelage by Professor Pavel Messner at the Conservatory, that she began giving recitals and experiencing the "special and spontaneous" interaction between artist and audience that is the hallmark of her music.
She moved to New York in 1989 and received a scholarship to enter the Mannes School of Music graduate program, studying with Nina Svetlanova, followed by private coaching with Vladja Mashke, who played a key role in the young pianist's development.
Katya made her American debut in 1993 with a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto, No. 27 in B-flat, K.595 accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony. In May 1998, she achieved her dream with her debut at Carnegie Hall, where she has continued to perform over the years. She has been a guest performer in Ecuador with the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra and performed for the Fillipino President Gloria Macapagal and does many charity concerts throughout the country.
In 2006, she was chosen to exclusively perform and record the world premieres of piano sonatas by romantic Viennese composer Marcel Tyberg. At the Australian concerts in Melbourne and in Sydney, the audience heard for the first time in Australia two compositions from Tyberg's "Lost" piano sonatas.
In 1998 Steinway and Sons awarded Katya the honorable title of Steinway Artist. Her other awards include: a special award from the New York State Shields in 2003 and, most recently, an award for special achievements from the government of Guam.
Her philanthropic work garnered her accolades, including recipient of the Gusi Peace Prize from Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2006, and Outstanding Women Award from Ercolano Italy in 2008.
She has released five CD's, the latest one being: "Liquid Dream" - a collection of musical pieces inspired by Water. For everything else, visit katyagrineva.com.
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