"For the Love of Music Since 1866"
The performance had plenty of fervor...yet it was nuanced, dusky and organic...Mesmerizing.
The New York Times
Smolina's defining of the lyrical aspects in the music she played made her performance cherishable...
Los Angeles Times
[The] program was devoted to Etudes and Waltzes...the pianist produced dazzling effects entirely appropriate to the genre..Smolina brought the audience close to frenzy.
Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Svetlana Smolina has 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, and Orchestra National de France, Odessa. 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, and Hennessy Artists Series at Hanoi Opera House.
Svetlana studied at Indiana University with Professor Alexander Toradze, at Balakirev Music College with Natalia Fish, at Oberlin Conservatory with Monique Duphil and at the University of Michigan with Arthur Greene.
Recent recordings include Igor Stravinsky’s 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 a solo Chopin Album for the Chopin iTunes Project, Benjamin Britten’s 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.
Invitations for 2019 include a debut at Lake Tahoe Festival with Maestro Joel Revzen, recitals in South America, in Florida, California and Saturday's debut at the Great Pianists of the World Steinway Recital Series in Belleville, Illinois.