September 28, 2022 7:30 PM to 10:00 PMUptown Campus
Praised by critics as a “master of piano” (Music Magazine ‘Auditorium’, Korea), Marianna Prjevalskaya performs as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist, and captivates audiences with emotional intensity, maturity, richness and beauty of tone.
Since her solo debut with orchestra at age nine, Ms. Prjevalskaya has appeared with major orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, or Galicia Symphony Orchestra and with conductors such as Rumon Gamba, Ion Marin, Roberto Trevino, Carlos Prieto, or David Danzmayr.
As a recitalist, Marianna performed in prestigious venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Tonhalle Maag in Zurich, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, and Auditorio Les Arts in Valencia. Her debut at Carnegie´s Weill Hall with Rachmaninoff´s Variations on a Theme of Chopin and the entire Book II of Préludes by Debussy was praised by musical critic Frank Daykin as “one of the major piano recitals of the season” and “a stunning display of mature pianism”. He also complimented “her sensitivity to harmonic color and her natural glorious romantic rubato.” (New York Concert Review, New York).
Marianna´s first victory at a piano competition was at the age of fourteen at Marisa Montiel Piano Competition in Linares, a southern town in Spain, where in addition to the first prize, she was awarded a special prize for musicality. She is also winner of Dudley and the New Orleans International Piano Completions, Cincinnati World Piano Competition, and the Jaén Piano Prize.
Marianna also appeared at important festivals in Europe and in the US, such as InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy, Chopin International Piano Festival in Valldemossa, Norwich and Norfolk Festival in the UK, Texas State Piano Festival, and the Bearcat Piano Festival in Cincinnati.
Her first CD album was released by Naxos in 2012 and features works of Scarlatti, Haydn, Schumann and Zárate, and the following album dedicated to Rachmaninoff was released in June 2016 by Fanfare Cincinnati.
Born to a musical family, Marianna benefited from early lessons with her mother from age six, her principal mentor for more than eleven years. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Irina Zaritskaya and Kevin Kenner. In 2003 Marianna moved to the United States where she joined the Toradze Piano Studio at Indiana University. She also holds Artist Diploma and Master of Music from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Boris Berman, as well as a doctorate from Peabody Institute of Music where she studied with Boris Slutsky. In addition to her concert career, Ms. Prjevalskaya is a devoted piano teacher; she joined the Sunderman Conservatory of Music for the spring semester of 2016 and taught for six years at Peabody Preparatory Program and at the Nelly Berman School of Music in PA. She offered master classes in Colorado, Spain, at InterHarmony Festival, and at the New Orleans Piano Institute, and served as an adjudicator at the Open Piano Competition in London, Albacete National Piano Competition in Spain, Santa Cecilia Hazen Prize in Segovia and at the New Orleans International Piano Competition in 2016.