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Four unfinished portrait in Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic society

October 21, 2015

"Four unfinished portrait" - a music subscription with the same name opens tomorrow night in the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic. The first concert dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninoff. Today the artists had a final rehearsal. It was visited by the film crew of the program "Vesti - Volga region".

Svetlana Smolina brilló en Lima


(Ópera Perú) La pianista rusa Svetlana Smolina hizo una particular y muy intensa presentación este jueves 24 de setiembre en el Auditorio Santa Úrsula.
El evento fue especial ya que la joven intérprete dedicó al público limeño un programa doble, algo muy inusual en las salas de concierto. En la primera parte, Smolina ofreció un recital de piano en el cual demostró su versatilidad interpretando obras de Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Chopin y Liszt. Esta obras tenían como tema conductor el amor. Hablamos de la suite “Cascanueces” de Tchaikovsky, Scherzos de Chopin, “Widmung” de Schumann, y “Liebestraum” de Liszt. Todas las obras fueron aplaudidas efusivamente.
En la segunda parte Smolina interpretó el famoso segundo concierto para piano y orquesta de Rachmaninov, junto a la nueva Orquesta FIlarmónica Teresa Quesada, la cual está conformada por los mejores músicos del país. La orquesta estuvo bajo la dirección el experimentado Pablo Sabat.
Así es como Svetlana Smolina mostró su versatilidad y talento en un programa intenso que dio grandes satisfacciones al público.

Monaco Matin

Opera de Monte Carlo, Monaco. Recital with Vadim Repin for Prince Albert  II Foundation

Examiner / Entertainment & Arts

Review from the recital with Vadim Repin, Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory, Toronto, CA

South Florida Symphony tour

Review the recital at Steinway Hall, NYC

Roberta Zlokower/ Classical and Cultural Connections

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Ellen Sterling, Huffington Post , July 27, 2014

"When this lovely night is the setting in which there is wonderful music, it turns from merely lovely to perfect. Opening the show were virtuoso pianist Svetlana Smolina and comedian Dave Konig. They were both terrific, first -rate talent".

 Complete review read please on http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5625496

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


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
(Ruhr KlavierFestival)

Sharon Torello, Local Arts Live

Music at Monica's

Smolina selected a mix of mostly romantic era music that contained so many rapid sequences that I'm quite sure I've never heard that many notes played on a piano in one concert before. The wonderfully balanced and lively acoustic and a brand new Steinway piano helped to highlight her fiery performance. Smolina somehow managed to maintain solid melodic clarity even in through the most finger blurring passages. The engaged audience gave her a rousing standing ovation in the end, and it wasn't one of those, slowly rising "I guess I should stand because everyone else is" ovations. It was a genuine expression of appreciation to a supremely talented musician" .

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

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