March 21, 2020 3:00 PMUptown Campus
Igor Resnianski received his formal music degrees in Russia graduating with distinctions from Novosibirsk Music College under Professor Elena Storojuk, and Novosibirsk State Conservatory under Professor Mary Lebenzon. He continued his studies in the United States completing the Artist Diploma program under Dr. Tamás Ungár at Texas Christian University. In addition, he studied as a full scholarship student at the Van Cliburn International Summer Piano Institute, where he was under the tutelage of distinguished musicians Paul Badura-Skoda, John Lill, Fanny Waterman, and György Sebök. Mr. Resnianski holds a Doctoral degree from Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with Professor Harvey Wedeen. His Monograph advisor was Dr. Alexander Brinkman.
A Steinway artist, Mr. Resnianski is a prizewinner of many national and international piano competitions. He was awarded the First Prize in the New Orleans International Piano Competition, Luisiana; the Bronze Medal in the International World Piano Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio; the Bronze Medal in the Nena Wideman International Piano Competition, Shreveport, Louisiana; the Fifth prize in the First China International Piano Competition, Beijing; the Second Prize in the All Russian Piano Competition Sodrujestvo.
Prior moving to the United States, he was Professor at the Novosibirsk Music College as well as an Assistant Professor at the Novosibirsk National Music Conservatory. His performance career during that time took him around the country. Mr. Resnianski performed in numerous philharmonic halls as a solo artist, soloist with orchestras, and a chamber musician in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, St. Petersburg, including the historic Glinka Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, and many other cities in the former Soviet Union. For many years he collaborated with the violinist Ilya Konovalov, who is a concertmaster of Israel Philharmonic. Besides numerous performances throughout Russia Igor Resnianski recorded two CDs with Mr. Konovalov for St. Petersburg Recording Company, these recordings were released under various labels including Sony Entertainment.
In June 1996, Mr. Resnianski made his concerto debut in America performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson and in South America performing a solo recital at the International Music Festival in Medellin, Colombia. Since then he performed with the Kennett Symphony, New Orleans, Acadiana Symphony Orchestras, etc; gave solo recitals and chamber performances in the Steinway Hall, New York; Guizhou University, Guiyang China; Fort Worth and Arlington, TX; New Orleans and Lafayette, LA; Cincinnati, OH and Palm Beach, FL; Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ; Santa Clara, CA and Houston, TX; etc. His performances were televised and broadcasted in Novosibirsk, Russia; New Orleans, LA; Palm Beach, FL; Cincinnati, OH; etc. Mr. Resnianski performance was featured on the PBS/WHYY Y-Arts television channel.
Named by Pennsylvania Music Teaches Association "2012 Music Teacher of the Year" for the State of Pennsylvania, Dr. Resnianski is highly sought-after teacher who regularly gives master classes throughout the US and abroad. For many years, he served as a faculty and guest artist at the TCU/ Cliburn Piano Institute Fort Worth, Texas. Since 2006 he is on the faculty of Piano Texas International Academy and Festival in Fort Worth. For several years he gave lectures at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ during the Mozart summer course. He is a regular faculty of the New Orleans Piano Institute and the University of Houston Piano Institute, and gives master-classes and presentations for the Main Line Music Teaches Associations in Philadelphia.
In addition of his Assistant Professor position at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Resnianski teaches at the Nelly Berman School of Music in Haverford, and has a small number of private students. His students were featured in various television and radio programs including "From the top". They are participants of national and international festivals and winners of numerous local, national, and international piano competitions. Among them are the Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Concerto Competition, William Kapell Young Artist International Piano Competition, Annual Piano Competition at West Chester University, World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, MTNA/PMTA state piano competition, Tricounty Competition, TCU-Cliburn Piano Institute Concerto Competition, Ambler Symphony Orchestra Competition, Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Competition, Old York Road Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, International Festival for Gifted Young Virtuosos sponsored by the Russian-American Music Association, Golden Key Music Festival, Alberti International Piano Competition, Young Classical Music Idol, Ithaca University Piano Competition, Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow, etc.
His students performed on various venues in the United States and abroad including Wail Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall at Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center in New York, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Ed Landreth Hall at TCU in Fort Worth, Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall in Philips Memorial Building at West Chester University, Tchaikovsky and Rerich museums in Moscow etc. They appeared with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Kennett Symphony, the Lansdowne Symphony, the Ambler and the York Symphony Orchestras, the New Orleans Civic Orchestra, and with the West Chester University Orchestra.
His students were admitted to piano performance programs to many universities and conservatories around the US among them are Arizona State University, Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, Peabody Conservatory, Tulane University, Temple University, etc.
Member of Music Teaches National Association (MTNA) Dr. Resnianski serves as a jury member in many local, state, national, and international piano competitions and festivals. Among them are New Orleans International Piano Competition and New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists, Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Concerto Competition, PianoTexas-Fort Worth Symphony Concerto Competition, Annual Piano Competition at West Chester University, Golden Key Music Festival, Texas Music Teaches Association and New Jersey Music Teaches Association piano competitions, Young Classical Music Idol, Young Classical Virtuoso of Tomorrow, etc.