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SVETLANA SMOLINA 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, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber. 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, Hennessy Artists Series at Hanoi Opera House, The Voice of Music in Upper Galilee,in Royal Covent Garden Opera, Mariinsky 3 Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, Mozarteum, Merkin Hall, Kravis Center, NJPAC, Gulbenkian Foundation, Grand Artists Series in Tel-Aviv, Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome.

Recent recordings include Stravinsky’s Igor Stravinsky 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 solo Chopin Album for the Chopin iTunes Project, Benjamin Britten 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. In the summer of 2011 Svetlana joined iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles, making her debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall with iPalpiti Orchestra (Eduard Schmieder, conductor).

Since 2011 Svetlana is directing piano program at Philadelphia International Music Festival. In 2014 Svetlana was appointed as Artist in Residence in Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music & Dance, in the Department of Instrumental Studies.

In 2014 Svetlana won “Live on Stage” live showcases and was chosen as their only Classical Pianist Artist for 2015-16 season. This upcoming tour brings her to more than 20 states. Svetlana recently was featured and gave an interview for Keyboard Magazine Other collaborations include a series of concerts with Robert Davi and Dave Konig at Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

In 2014-15 Vadim Repin gave a series of concerts /presentation with Svetlana at the residences of Ambassador of Russia in Washington DC and in London UK for Maestro Repin ‘s Trans -Siberian Art Festival. Their recent recital in March 2015 in Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada received an astonishing critical acclaim. In July 2015 they performed a recital as part of "2015 – Russian Year in Monaco" in the Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo Opera. This "Summer Dream" Gala evening was organized in aid of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

In 2015-16 season Svetlana opened the season with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Juvenil in Lima, Peru, and was chosen as the soloist on the New Year tour to China with Dublin Philharmonic/ Maestro Derek Gleeson performingRachmaninoff Concerto throughout in 7 cities including Suzhou Grand Theater, Harbin New Opera House and Harbin Concert Hall, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Tianjin Grand Theater and in Changsha opening itsnew Concert Hall.

Highlights of 2016-2017 include performances and recordings at the inauguration year/ opening of Tippet Rise Festival in Montana together with Christopher O’ Riley, its founding director; duo recitals with Vadim Repin at Cartagena Music Festival in Teatro Colon, Bogota for “2017 Columbia- France Year”, in Bangalore, Mumbai India for XXV Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy; debut recitals in Agentina and Carnegie Hall recital with Lee Chin Siow and Gabrielle Armenier.

 
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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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Sunday, 22 September 2019

September 28, 2019 Svetlana played her debut concert at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia for Triumph Music Festival.

Pianist Svetlana Smolina's euphoria

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

August 3, 2019  Svetlana made her Classical Tahoe Festival debut with Maestro Joel Revzen playing Rachmaninoff 3 rd piano concerto. The orchestra of Classical Tahoe Festival included the principal players from the Met Opera , New York  Philharmonic, Los Angeles  Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas  Symphony, Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Philarmonia Zurich, National Symphony, Cincinnati  Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Reno Philharmonic.

https://classicaltahoe.org/event/piano-soloist/

Here is link to Svetlana's  pre concert interview in  "The Tahoe Weekly"  Newspaper : 
https://thetahoeweekly.com/2019/07/pianist-svetlana-smolinas-euphoria/

Music Events of Virginaa

Friday, 10 May 2019

Svetlana Smolina is coming to Williamsburg Virginia for a 10 days residency, performing 3 concerts with Northern Neck String Trio and Maestro Michael Repper, and giving a masterclass.

Latest engagements

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
December 9, 2018
Svetlana performed at Los Angeles Bing Theater together with Christopher O Riley. Their two piano concert was broadcasted  Live on Air.

January 12, 2019
Svetlana debuted at the “ Great Pianists of the World “ Steinway recital series in Illinois.

February 5-6, 2019
Svetlana attended inauguration of Irish American University’s Instructional Site The Film Scoring Academy in Europe in Dublin , Ireland.
She is appointed as the Piano Director for their new MFA program starting  in 2020 - MFA in Piano Performance / Pedagogy/ Recording in Sofia, Bulgaria.

February 18, 2019
Svetlana played Steinway piano inauguration / opening concert at the newly opened Well Spring Theater  in  Greensboro, NC

February 19, 2019 - Live performance broadcast at WDAV Classical Radio  in Charlotte, NC

February 21-24 Recitals for Chopin Project in Sarasota NC

March 8-17  Tour with South Florida Orchestra

March 23-27, 2019
Svetlana  opens Ushuaia International Festival in Ushuaia, Argentina- performances with Orquestra Filarmonica de Rio Negro +recital.

April 2, 2019 Svetlana performes concert at Trans- Siberian Art Festival in Norilsk, Russia together with Vadim Repin and Alexander Knyazev
http://www.transsiberianfestival.com/
http://gazetazp.ru/2019/50/4/

April 4, 2019 - Svetlana gives Masterclass for Trans - Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk, Russia for their Educational Project “ Simply meet the Star”.

April 12, 2019
Svetlana performes at 81 st Sree Ramanavani Global Music Festival with Dr. Subramaniam in Bengaluru, India

April 13-14, 2019

Recording with Dr. Subramaniam in Cochin, India

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