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Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

“…The performance (Stravinsky Les Noces) had plenty of fervor and clattering colors. Yet it was nuanced, dusky and organic. The Soloists Four dynamic Russian pianists Maxim Mogilevsky, Svetlana Smolina, Alexander Mogilevsky and Youlia Zaichkina were mesmerizing…”

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, April 25, 2010

The full article you can view, by visiting The New York Times website.

 
Anja Renczikowski, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

AFTER MIDNIGHT SPARKLED “THE BLACK MASS”

The culmination of the evening was the performance of the “Poeme de l’Extase”, op. 54, for two pianos and a trumpet, and the “Prometheus”, op. 60, for three pianos, both pieces transcribed by Toradze, later interpreted by himself with Svetlana Smolina and Maxim Mogilevsky – an acoustical and visual sea of flames (these works were recorded by WDRWestdeutscher Rundfunk television) came very near to the messianist ideas of the composer.

Anja Renczikowski,
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” 18.07. 2005
JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Bochum, Germany,
(Ruhr KlavierFestival)

 
Sharon Torello, Local Arts Live

Music at Monica's

It's a rare treat for me to attend a concert only a few minutes drive from my house, so I was eager to learn more about the "Music at Monica's" series at the Church of Saint Monica's in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The church also has an older auditorium with lively acoustics and flexible seating that is available for rent. With plenty of parking and a short walk to the Berwyn train station, this could be an attractive option for musicians and ensembles looking for space outside of Philadelphia.

The full article you can view, by visiting The LocalArtsLive website.

 
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

iPalpiti concert in Disney Concert Hall

"Svetlana Smolina, an outstanding Russian pianist with a luxuriant tone, was the evening's soloist. She caught both the flicker of the young Sun-god and also found urgency in the flashy solo part."

The full article you can view, by visiting The Los Angeles Times website.

 
Richard Storm, Herald Tribune, Sarasota

Chopin Spectacular lives up to its title

"Smolina displayed full command and charmed her way through Preludes of op. 28. Playing with vigor and vitality, easily shifting from one mood to another, sure of technique and subtle phrasing.

The second part of program was devoted to Etudes and Waltzes. The pianist produced dazzling effects entirely appropriate to the genre. Smolina brought audience close to frenzy, just as dear Fryderick did in his concerts."

The full article you can view, by visiting The Herald Tribune website.

 
Paul Griffiths, The New York Times, Nov. 5 2002

... "Svetlana Smolina created a storming, breathing piano in the Fantasy in B minor, a work from just before the crucial Fourth Sonata..."

The full article you can view, by visiting The New York Times website.

 
Graham Watts, Covent Garden Magazine, London
“And the pianist (Svetlana Smolina) thoroughly deserved the audience's unrestrained praise.”
 
Laurence Hughes, Independent, the London
"It was a relief to move on to the Four Etudes op. 7  played with alternating deftness and thoughtfulness by Svetlana Smolina.. In the excerpts from The Firebird, Svetlana showed an energy and fire that were almost startling in so slight a frame...  but any (orchestral) inadequacies were forgotten in the hushed intensity of those radiant chords leading into the final flourish…If Svetlana Smolina can be said to represent the future of Russian music, then surely we have nothing to fear for the great musical tradition of that remarkable country.”
 
Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times

HEADLINE PIANIST SHOW STRAVINSKY' CHARM

“Smolina's defining of the lyrical aspects in the music she played made her performance cherishable... “

 

 
Patrick Meanor, The Listener Magazine, New York

“Svetlana Smolina performed flawlessly Prokofiev First and Ninth Sonatas. She played these very challenging pieces with a facility and mastery that highlighted her impeccable technique and clarity of vision. Later the next evening she performed one of those phenomenally difficult arrangements by Mikhail Pletnev - of a section of “Nutcracker Suite”. Had I been in the other room, I might very well have mistaken it for Pletnev himself - it was so romantically rendered. The next evening, Svetlana Smolina performed the Four Etudes by Stravinsky (op.7) with a maturity and confidence that made those difficult pieces sparkle with youthful vitality.”

 

 
Davis Stevens, International Herald Tribune

..."This was part of a survey of Rachmaninoff's works for two pianos, which included the two suites brilliantly displayed by Maxim Mogilevsky and Svetlana Smolina, and the playful "Polka Italiana" of 1906, in which Smolina was joined by Alexander Korsantiya...
Other highlights of this marathon included the "Corelli Variations" with Smolina as the superb soloist."..

The full article you can view, by visiting The New York Times website.

 
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Svetlana's latest recital performance is now on vimeo

Sunday, 30 March 2014

http://vimeo.com/album/2779053

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A new position

Sunday, 23 February 2014

From February 1, 2014 Svetlana became newly appointed Artist in Residence in Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music & Dance, in the Department of Instrumental Studies

http://www.temple.edu/boyer/

Vadim Repin gave a chamber concert with Svetlana Smolina

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Vadim Repin gave a chamber concert with Svetlana Smolina for the metropolitan public in the residence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to the USA Sergey Kislyak in Washington DC. The concert was to draw attention of news agencies to Vadim Repin upcoming Transsiberian art-festival in Novosibirsk.

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Web presentation of Svetlana

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Together with the company InTouch published web presentation svetlanasmolina.com

Svetlana joined roster of Artists of In Touch Entertainment

Saturday, 07 December 2013

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