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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 received the highest critical acclaim after Opening of 2018-19 Season Concert with Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra & Maestro Toshi Shimada

Sunday, 28 October 2018

"The highlight of the evening had to be Sergei Rachmaninoff “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”, Op. 43, featuring the smoking hot playing of pianist Svetlana Smolina, who came out on stage in glittering red gown so beguiling that the audience chuckled when she sat in front of the keys. Never letting her concentration waver, Smolina proceeded to pounce on each note with either great ferocity or eager tenderness, majestically alternating between a clump of chords and a cascade of shimmering harp like high notes. This rhapsody is a real showpiece and the execution of the work was exquisite. Shimada wringing every last sentiment out of the string section while Smolina alternately marched and gambled up and down the keys right up until the humorous and unexpected ending.
The audience gave Smolina and the orchestra one of the most extended standing ovations ever during an ECSO concert”.
To see the full article go to:
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Nizhny Novgorod Interview

Friday, 26 October 2018

October 25, 2018 Nizhny Novgorod Weekly News published an interview with Svetlana Smolina. The interviewer is Maria Fedotova, a music critic and a journalist.
To see the interview on the website of the Weekly News:
http://www.nnews.nnov.ru/posts/48143
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The opening of the season 2018-2019 in Nizhny Novgorod

Saturday, 15 September 2018

September 19
at 18:00 in the Old hall of Nizhny Novgorod State University will host a concert from the series "Rector of Nizhny Novgorod University presents...". The concert will be attended by honored artist of Russia, artist of the State Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre, winner of international competitions Oleg Sendetsky (cello) and laureate of Russian and international competitions Svetlana Smolina (piano).

Tour in China

Saturday, 19 May 2018

June 5-13, 2018 Svetlana is on tour in China in Shanghai, Wuxi, Jiaxing, Hangzhou, Xiamen doing performances, workshops, lectures, masterclasses for Winplus International

Spring Inspiration

Saturday, 14 April 2018

On April 13-th Svetlana performed Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with Maestro Derek Gleeson in Vratza Philharmonic, Bulgaria. The Concert was attended by the Ambassador of Ireland in Sofia Mr. Michael Forbes.

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