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Ellen Sterling, Huffington Post , July 27, 2014

"When this lovely night is the setting in which there is wonderful music, it turns from merely lovely to perfect. Opening the show were virtuoso pianist Svetlana Smolina and comedian Dave Konig. They were both terrific, first -rate talent".

 Complete review read please on http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5625496

 
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

“…The performance (Stravinsky Les Noces) had plenty of fervor and clattering colors. Yet it was nuanced, dusky and organic. The Soloists Four dynamic Russian pianists Maxim Mogilevsky, Svetlana Smolina, Alexander Mogilevsky and Youlia Zaichkina were mesmerizing…”

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, April 25, 2010

The full article you can view, by visiting The New York Times website.

 
Anja Renczikowski, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

AFTER MIDNIGHT SPARKLED “THE BLACK MASS”

The culmination of the evening was the performance of the “Poeme de l’Extase”, op. 54, for two pianos and a trumpet, and the “Prometheus”, op. 60, for three pianos, both pieces transcribed by Toradze, later interpreted by himself with Svetlana Smolina and Maxim Mogilevsky – an acoustical and visual sea of flames (these works were recorded by WDRWestdeutscher Rundfunk television) came very near to the messianist ideas of the composer.

Anja Renczikowski,
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” 18.07. 2005
JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Bochum, Germany,
(Ruhr KlavierFestival)

 
Sharon Torello, Local Arts Live

Music at Monica's

Smolina selected a mix of mostly romantic era music that contained so many rapid sequences that I'm quite sure I've never heard that many notes played on a piano in one concert before. The wonderfully balanced and lively acoustic and a brand new Steinway piano helped to highlight her fiery performance. Smolina somehow managed to maintain solid melodic clarity even in through the most finger blurring passages. The engaged audience gave her a rousing standing ovation in the end, and it wasn't one of those, slowly rising "I guess I should stand because everyone else is" ovations. It was a genuine expression of appreciation to a supremely talented musician" .

The full article you can view, by visiting The LocalArtsLive website.

 
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

iPalpiti concert in Disney Concert Hall

"Svetlana Smolina, an outstanding Russian pianist with a luxuriant tone, was the evening's soloist. She caught both the flicker of the young Sun-god and also found urgency in the flashy solo part."

The full article you can view, by visiting The Los Angeles Times website.

 
Richard Storm, Herald Tribune, Sarasota

Chopin Spectacular lives up to its title

"Smolina displayed full command and charmed her way through Preludes of op. 28. Playing with vigor and vitality, easily shifting from one mood to another, sure of technique and subtle phrasing.

The second part of program was devoted to Etudes and Waltzes. The pianist produced dazzling effects entirely appropriate to the genre. Smolina brought audience close to frenzy, just as dear Fryderick did in his concerts."

The full article you can view, by visiting The Herald Tribune website.

 
Paul Griffiths, The New York Times, Nov. 5 2002

... "Svetlana Smolina created a storming, breathing piano in the Fantasy in B minor, a work from just before the crucial Fourth Sonata..."

The full article you can view, by visiting The New York Times website.

 
Graham Watts, Covent Garden Magazine, London
“And the pianist (Svetlana Smolina) thoroughly deserved the audience's unrestrained praise.”
 
Laurence Hughes, Independent, the London
"It was a relief to move on to the Four Etudes op. 7  played with alternating deftness and thoughtfulness by Svetlana Smolina.. In the excerpts from The Firebird, Svetlana showed an energy and fire that were almost startling in so slight a frame...  but any (orchestral) inadequacies were forgotten in the hushed intensity of those radiant chords leading into the final flourish…If Svetlana Smolina can be said to represent the future of Russian music, then surely we have nothing to fear for the great musical tradition of that remarkable country.”
 
Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times

HEADLINE PIANIST SHOW STRAVINSKY' CHARM

“Smolina's defining of the lyrical aspects in the music she played made her performance cherishable... “

 

 
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Svetlana will be serving on a jury panel for Perfect Tone Music competition in Indonesia / Asia in June / July 2021

European Academy of Fine Arts

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Svetlana is appointed Piano Program Director at the Piano Conservatory, European Academy of Fine Arts ( a division of Irish American University) . The enrollment is open for all the degrees offered.
https://www.eafa.iamu.edu/piano
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Degrees offered : - Master of Fine Arts (full residency and a low residency options) - Online Artist Performance Diploma. The distinguished piano faculty roster includes world renowned piano professors and artists : Victor Rosenbaum, Hugh Sung, Inna Faliks, Igal Kesselman, Igor Resniansky, Arthur Greene, George Vatchnadze, Christopher O' Riley.

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XII Ushuaia Festival Internacional de Musica Clasica

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Students. Masters. Together.

Tuesday, 01 October 2019

October 12, 2019

Svetlana recorded a piano & violin concerto project at Bulgarian National Radio  recording studio in Sofia with Maestro Derek Gleeson and violinist Pavel Sporcl.

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Piano Program Director of the Philadelphia International Music Festival


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