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Patrick Meanor, The Listener Magazine, New York

“Svetlana Smolina performed flawlessly Prokofiev First and Ninth Sonatas. She played these very challenging pieces with a facility and mastery that highlighted her impeccable technique and clarity of vision. Later the next evening she performed one of those phenomenally difficult arrangements by Mikhail Pletnev - of a section of “Nutcracker Suite”. Had I been in the other room, I might very well have mistaken it for Pletnev himself - it was so romantically rendered. The next evening, Svetlana Smolina performed the Four Etudes by Stravinsky (op.7) with a maturity and confidence that made those difficult pieces sparkle with youthful vitality.”

 

 
Davis Stevens, International Herald Tribune

..."This was part of a survey of Rachmaninoff's works for two pianos, which included the two suites brilliantly displayed by Maxim Mogilevsky and Svetlana Smolina, and the playful "Polka Italiana" of 1906, in which Smolina was joined by Alexander Korsantiya...
Other highlights of this marathon included the "Corelli Variations" with Smolina as the superb soloist."..

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

 
The Flint Journal, March 2007
“Svetlana Smolina played with astonishing dynamism and skill. Her rendition of the wildly difficult cadenza of Rachmaninoff 3 rd Concerto was most impressive"
 
Michael Tumelty, The Herald Tribune

“Svetlana Smolina showed her teeth and her muscles in a huge performance of one of the most interesting pieces of the long afternoon: a very rare outing for a one-piano arrangement a suite from The Firebird”

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

 
Marcia Fulmer, The Elkhart Truth

PIANIST BRINGS AUDIENCE TO ITS FEET

It was the artistry of the 20- year old pianist that brought the audience to its feet... Mrs. Smolina was in complete control of the emotionally lyrical, technically intimidating work... Mrs. Smolina's incredibly fluid- and incredibly strong- fingers invested each change of mood and movement with exactly the right texture, depth and sense of being…In Svetlana Smolina, Rachmaninoff's Third found a perfect match.. She was phenomenal!”

 
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Биржа + Карьера, Светлана КНЯЗЕВА.

Восходящая мировая звезда, пианистка Светлана Смолина - наша землячка. Восемь лет назад она уже была героиней нашего издания. Тогда, в конце девяностых,

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Каждый концерт для меня — праздник

Красный Сормович, №28, 2006г. Гость номера.

Большой путь многих из нас начинается с малой родины. Пианистка Светлана Смолина родилась и выросла в Сормове. А сегодня она выходит на сцены знаменитых концертных залов, выступает с великими музыкантами современности.

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Ludmila Patiaeva, Nizhny Novgorod Times

"The image of a young lady immediately disappeared when Svetlana touched the keys. In Griffes Sonata the harsh pressure of the nervous motives interchanged with the falls into the silence, the madness and hope competed with each other for the right of the existence. The romantic contrasts, the falls and the raises especially impressed in the romantic Etudes of Chopin and in the Liszt “Mephisto Waltz”. The success of the entire concert was obvious: Svetlana Smolina presented herself as the professional of the highest rank.”

 
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Adjudicating Perfect Tone Music Competition , Indonesia

Saturday, 01 May 2021

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

Sunday, 25 October 2020

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
https://www.eafa.iamu.edu/faculty
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.

New Beethoven Double Concerto for Violin and Piano trailer release

Friday, 28 February 2020

Beethoven Double Concerto for Violin and Piano trailer with Maestro Derek Gleeson and Pavel Sporcl, violin
https://youtu.be/N1RSMhRnc_Q

XII Ushuaia Festival Internacional de Musica Clasica

Friday, 28 February 2020

New Video Releases from XII Ushuaia Festival Internacional de Musica Clasica
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Maestro Martin Fraile & Filarmonica Rio Negro at XII Ushuaia Festival Internacional de Musica Clasica
https://youtu.be/QpD6VEpR5qE
M. Balakirev " Islamey from XII Ushuaia Festival Internacional de Musica Clasica
https://youtu.be/wBG37XQ9sy8
Strauss- Shultz Evler Concert Arabesque" On the Beautiful Blue Danube"
https://youtu.be/y4ysYJ-9xGs

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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