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Svetlana's students won Golden Key, West Chester, Tri County, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Leaque of Performing Arts International Piano Competitions,  and performed at prestigious halls such as Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, NYC , Steinway Hall,at Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Westchester University, Villanova University, Haverford College, Jacobs Music in Philadelphia.

2012 - Masterclasses at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2012 - Piano Faculty at Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) in Philadelphia and Miami and at Summit Music Festival, NY

2012 - Mozarteum Summer Academy, Collaborative Piano Faculty Salzburg, Austria

2012 - present Piano Faculty at Mahanaim Conservatory, Huntington NY

2011 - Piano Faculty at Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) in Philadelphia and Miami and at Summit Music Festival, NY

2011 - present Samuel Barber Artist in Residence at Westchester University, School of Music, PA

2011 - Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria.

2011 - The Philadelphia International Music Festival. Piano Faculty. Masterclasses and private instructions.

2010 - Masterclasses at North Carolina State University, Raleight

2010 - Masterclasses at Nizhny Novgorod Balakirev College

2010 - Master Classes at Mokrousoff Music School, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

2008-present - Kaufman Center, Lucy Moses School of Music, Faculty.

2008-2009 - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, Faculty.

2008-present - Nelly Berman School of Music, Philadelphia, PA, Faculty.

2008-2009 - Crestwood Music Institute, Eastchester, NY, Faculty.

2005-2008 - Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

2005 - Master Classes at Odessa State Conservatory, Ukraine.

2004-2005 - Perrysburg School of Music, OH, Faculty.

2004-2007 - Ionian Conservatory, Corfu, Greece.

2002-2006 - Bowling Green State University, Creative Arts Program, OH, Faculty.

2000 - Embrun-Les Orres International Summer Academy Master Classes, Haute Alpes-Province, France, Faculty.


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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”.
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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.
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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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