|Maria Razumovskaya (piano)|
'A young virtuoso and story-teller of the piano who is shooting ahead to gain a place among the greatest talents of the piano.'
Le Courrier (Switzerland)
'Razumovskaya's exquisite touch, kaleidoscope of ever changing emotions... is set against a sublime poetic vision ... thrilling and full of unrestrained power.'
The Classical Reviewer
'‘Sensitive lyricism, security and a fine sense of dramatic tension ... a mastery with every phrase and sentence in place'
American Record Guide
Maria Razumovskaya is a highly intelligent performer showing integrity and an intense emotional commitment in which she inhabits the inner world of the composer. Maria studied at the Royal School of Music in London and is now a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and a lecturer at Morley College and the City Literary Institute. Maria is a Steinway Artist.
Here is an opportunity to hear a virtuoso story-teller of the piano.
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Friday 23rd March 2018
|'Pictures at an Exhibition'|
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|More biographical information|
Maria Razumovskaya has performed extensively across the United Kingdom and internationally. Her most recent notable appearances include the coveted BBC Introducing Showcase at the Pittville Pump Rooms for the Cheltenham Festival, St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James' Piccadilly, Jacqueline du Pré Concert Hall, the Holywell Rooms, Piano City Milano, and repeat invitations to play across Switzerland, including the Lavaux Classique Festival alongside Nikolai Lugansky, Marc-André Hamelin and Piotr Anderszewski. Her live performances have been recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 where she was selected as part of their highly coveted 'BBC Introducing' scheme (including performances and interviews for the 'In Tune' programme and featured as highlights in their 'Performing Miracles' series), and RTS Espace 2.
Her interest in giving performances which aim to narrate the autobiographic, psychological inner-world of the composer is supported by an intellectual integrity which she brings to her intensely emotional performance style. Bringing together performance and research she has undertaken nationwide recital tours including 'In & Out of Time' which was supported by Arts Council England.
Maria Razumovskaya received her pianistic training in the class of Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and furthered her studies with Professor Dmitri Alexeev as an Arts and Humanities Research Council doctoral scholar at the Royal College of Music.
Razumovskaya's debut disc, Liszt B Minor Piano Sonata and Other Works (Malachite), recorded by Tony Faulkner, was received with critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Liszt Disque Grand Prix. 2017 marked the release of a further recording including the works of Busoni, Liszt, CPE Bach and Rachmaninov.
Maria Razumovskaya is committed to communicating her passion for music and performance, and introducing people to fresh ways of thinking about the arts and culture. She has written for academic journals, and the wider press including BBC Music Magazine, Pianist and International Piano.