Pianist Katya Grineva To Perform At Carnegie Hall
Described by The New York Times as "liquid...dreamlike," acclaimed Russian pianist Katya Grineva returns to Carnegie Hall for her highly anticipated album release concert for one night only, Monday, July 16, 2018. Known for her deep connection to the Romantics, Katya presents an all-Chopin recital (Complete program is below.) in celebration of her new two cd set: The Complete Chopin Nocturnes.
Chopin has always played a deep, integral role in Katya's career. At the age of eight, she learned her first Nocturne and was instantly entranced, commencing a lifelong affair with Chopin. "Some of my fondest childhood memories were playing the Chopin Nocturnes late at night at our country house near Moscow," explains Katya. "The Nocturnes are exquisite...filled with intoxicating beauty...divinely mellifluous tones fragrant with an addictive poignancy, revealing the most intimate emotions."
During Chopin's life, the Nocturnes were his most popular pieces; 18 were published in his lifetime (1810-1849) and two more were published posthumously. They are some of his most intimate and personal utterances-sensuously beautiful, suffused with elegance and deeply poetic impulses.
As an avid yoga practitioner, Katya gravitated towards legendary founder of Jivamukti yoga, Sharon Gannon. Their friendship has evolved and subsequently formed the impetus for this concert. Audience goers will receive a copy of Gannon's new book The Magic 10 and Beyond: Daily Spiritual Practice for Greater Peace and Well-Being along with a copy of Katya's new CD. Katya is no stranger to Carnegie Hall. This December 27, 2018, will mark her 18th consecutive recital at Stern Auditorium.
About Katya Grineva
Katya, known for her romantic piano, has played throughout the United States, Guam, Europe, South America, Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, and the Philippines. She is the only female solo pianist to have performed in the distinguished Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern auditorium a record 17 times. A "noted exponent of Romantic repertoire (WNYC Radio)," Katya captures audiences with her breathless, ethereal concerts.
Born in Moscow, she studied piano at the Moscow Music School, and then the School of Music at the Moscow Conservatory, where she studied with Professor Pavel Messner. 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 1998, she made her Carnegie Hall debut. 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.
She has been awarded the honorable title of Steinway Artist, a special honor from the New York State Shields, and recognition from the government of Guam for her special achievements. Her philanthropic work garnered her accolades, including recipient of the Gusi Peace Prize from Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and Outstanding Women Award from Ercolano Italy. She has released nine CDs, the latest one being The Complete Chopin Nocturnes. Katya recently completed a tour of Africa as a guest of the Russian Embassy. For more information, visit katyagrineva.com.