Sophia Agranovich (United States)
Multi-award-winning soloist, chamber musician
recording artist, and educator.
Artistic Director-Classical Music Series, Watchung Arts Center.
Programs Chair, Music Educators Association of New Jersey.
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 her 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 Awards, 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.
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.
Sophia Agranovich holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the Juilliard School where she had a full scholarship and Fellowship teaching Piano Minor at Juilliard, and continued Doctoral studies at Columbia University. Her professors at Juilliard were legendary Sascha Gorodnitzki and Nadia Reisenberg.