Sophia Agranovich - Piano Recital
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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.
- General Admission$5.75+$0.14 Service fee$5.75+$0.14 Service fee0$0