With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, 26-year-old pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. Her 2013–2014 season, packed with international dates, kicked off with the release of a highly-acclaimed recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The album, which features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Fabien Gabel, has been hailed as an “electric, powerhouse performance” (The Herald).
With a strong focus on new music, Natasha’s growing repertoire reflects an artistic maturity beyond her years. At the suggestion of John Corigliano, she brought her insight and depth to his Piano Concerto with the Colorado Symphony. In recital, she has played several pieces by Fred Hersch. In the 2010-11 season, she played the world premiere of a sonata written for her by Gabriel Kahane, which was also included in her solo album, released in November 2011 and debuting at No. 9 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart.
Natasha made her professional debut at age nine with the El Camino Youth Symphony in California. At age fifteen, she debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs on the Bel Air Music Label with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitry Yablonsky, the first featuring Anton Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4 coupled with Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody, and the second featuring Chopin’s shorter works for piano and orchestra. Natasha was awarded the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of 18, the Prix Montblanc in 2007, the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010, she was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year.