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Marianna Prjevalskaya

Since her solo debut with orchestra at age nine, Ms. Prjevalskaya has appeared with major orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, National Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Granada Symphony Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and collaborated with renowned conductors such as Ion Marin, Roberto Trevino, Clemens Schuldt, Carlos Prieto, David Danzmayr, Stamatia Karampini, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Max Bragado, James Ross. As a recitalist, Marianna performed in the US, Europe, and Japan at prestigious venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro Goldoni of Florence, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia, Orpheum Theatre in New Orleans, Weill Hall and Steinway Hall in New York. Her debut at Carnegie´s Weill Hall with Rachmaninoff´s Variations on a Theme of Chopin and the entire Book II of Préludes by Debussy was praised by musical critic Frank Daykin as “one of the major piano recitals of the season” and “a stunning display of mature pianism”. Marianna´s first victory at a piano competition was at the age of fourteen at Marisa Montiel Piano Competition in Linares, a southern town in Spain, where in addition to the first prize, she was awarded a special prize for musicality. Since then her performances have won her top prizes at over 20 competitions, including: the 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition, the 2013 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, the 2013 European Piano Competition in Normandy, the 2012 Panama International Piano Competition, the 2011 Jaén International Piano Competition in Spain, the 2010 Sendai International Piano Competition, the 2008 Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition, the 2007 Paderewski International Piano Competition, and the 2003 Dudley International Piano Competition, among many others. Born to a musical family, Marianna benefited from early lessons with her mother from age six, her principal mentor for more than eleven years. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Irina Zaritskaya and Kevin Kenner. In 2003 Marianna moved to the United States where she joined the Toradze Piano Studio at Indiana University. She also holds Artist Diploma and Master of Music from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Boris Berman, as well as a doctorate in Musical Arts from Peabody Institute of Music where she studied with Boris Slutsky.

Marianna Prjevalskaya
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The Sword and the Sky: Warrior Spirit in the Music of Mark Maarder

Classical music has the power to fully engulf the musician, making his inner world so deep that sometimes he does not feel the need to seek inspiration or activity outside of it. However, the history of music has shown us that great composers and performers can develop parallel careers, even those very foreign to art …

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