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Sophia Agranovich - Piano Recital

Multi award-winning pianist, recording artist and educator, Steinway Artist, Juilliard graduate.

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Sophia Agranovich - Piano Recital
Sophia Agranovich - Piano Recital

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Jun 12, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT

Classical Hugs Zoom - Live

About the event

Lecture-Recital 'Music of Romantic Era'

Featuring Sonata No. 17 in D minor ‘Tempest’ by Beethoven, Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 6 and 13 by Liszt, works by Schubert/Liszt, Schumann/Liszt, and Mendelssohn.

Meet the Artist

An internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and educator, Sophia Agranovich

is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics...A tigress of the keyboard” - Fanfare.

Her performances are captivating audiences by the “orison of uncommon beauty” - Audiophile, “the

extraordinary dramatic urgency”, “the ideal balance she achieves between the intellectual and the emotional”

- Fanfare, “interpretation that dares to be different”, “magnificent shading and superior musicianship” -

American Record Guide.

A Steinway Artist, Ms. Agranovich has performed in the USA, Europe, Israel, and Canada. Recently she

played solo recitals at the Pennautier Festival and Juan-les-Pins in France and was invited to China. Among

numerous venues are Avery Fisher Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium and Paul Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie

Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Roerich and Metropolitan museums, Steinway Hall, and Bargemusic, all in New

York City, Salle Cortot in Paris, Ehrbarsaal in Vienna, Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv, Watchung Arts

Center in New Jersey, Kiev Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music and Lvov State Conservatory. Ms.

Agranovich has collaborated with prominent musicians as Mark Peskanov, Shlomo Mintz, Christopher Collins

Lee, Andrew Litton, Alexander Mishnaevsky, Gregory Singer, Anatole Wieck, Kathleen Supove, and members

of the major orchestras.

Sophia Agranovich’s discography received outstanding reviews and includes ‘Romantic Virtuoso

Masterpieces’ (works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Scriabin - 2010), ‘Franz Liszt - Bicentennial

Tribute’ (‘Un Sospiro’, ‘La Campanella’, Rhapsodie Espagnole, Sonata in b minor - 2012); ‘Passion and

Fantasy’ (Beethoven: ‘Appassionata’, Chopin: Fantaisie and Sonata in b minor - 2014); Brahms-Paganini

Variations books I and II, Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Schumann-Liszt: ‘Widmung’ – 2014; Schubert:

‘Wanderer’ Fantasie and Chopin: 4 Ballades – 2015; Schumann: Carnaval and Fantasie – 2016; Chopin:

Polonaise-Fantaisie and Nocturne Op. 48 No.1, Liszt: 3 Sonnetti del Petrarca, ‘Dante’ Sonata, Hungarian

Rhapsody No. 14 – 2018; Chopin: Sonata in B-flat Minor, 4 Scherzi, Polonaise ‘Héroïque’ – 2020; ‘In

Celebration of 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’: Fantasie Op. 77, Sonatas ‘Pathétique’, ‘Moonlight’,

‘Tempest’ - 2021. Some of her awards are a Gold Medal and six Silver Medals from Global Music Awards, two

Gold Medals from Prestige Music Awards, Best Classical Solo from Akademia Music Awards, 2 Best Classical

Piano Albums from Clouzine International Music Awards, Radio Music Award, and Hall of Fame from Indie

Music Channel, Industry Leader, Top Professional, and Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Her numerous CD albums and live concerts are broadcast worldwide, most recently in Brazil on

Universidade FM 106.9 “Company of the Music”, in Canada on CKWR ‘Women in Music’, Berlin

and Munich (Germany), Rome (Italy), New Zealand, London (UK), Tokyo and Osaka (Japan), Paris

(France), Tel-Aviv (Israel), and in New York on WWFM ‘Piano Matters’, WQXR Greene Space and

WQXR ‘Reflections from the Keyboard’ with David Dubal.

A native of Ukraine, Sophia Agranovich won the Ukrainian Young Artists Competition at ten, being the

youngest participant. At thirteen, she performed complete Concerto in E minor by Chopin in Chernovtsy, Lvov

, and Kiev. Her concerts were broadcasted on national TV and radio stations since she was six. Her teachers in

Ukraine were professors Anna Stolarevich and Alexander Edelman, peers of Vladimir Horowitz at the Kiev

Conservatory in the class of Felix Blumenfeld and later - disciples of Heinrich Neuhaus at the Moscow

Conservatory. At fifteen, Ms. Agranovich entered the Juilliard School in New York City as a student of

legendary professor Sascha Gorodnitzki. She also studied there with the eminent Nadia Reisenberg. a disciple

of the St. Petersburg piano school of Leonid Nikolaev and student of Hofmann and Alexander Lambert - student

of Franz Liszt. Ms. Agranovich earned Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Juilliard School, holding full

scholarship and a Fellowship teaching Piano Minor at Juilliard, and won a First Prize in the Bergen

Philharmonic Competition. She continued her studies towards her Doctorate at the Columbia University but

deferred that pursuit to raise a family.

Sophia Agranovich is an esteemed pedagogue, lecturer, master class clinician, adjudicator, and is a

recipient of numerous teaching awards. Her students are consistently winning top prizes in regional, national

and international competitions and are performing at prestigious venues. Ms. Agranovich is an active member of

various professional music organizations, listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, a

voting member of NARAS, Artistic Director of ‘Classicals at the Circle’ music series at the Watchung Arts

Center, Program Chair and Board member of Music Educators Association of New Jersey.


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