After much anticipation we are delighted to invite you as our valued donor and guest to our upcoming dedication concert of the new Steinway D grand piano, featuring pianist Svetlana Smolina. She will perform works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff and others on January 26th at 4:00 pm.
Please join us at 3:30 pm for refreshments and to meet Svetlana. Then donors and guest will be directed to the reserved seating area. Free Tickets for Donors and a Guest are available now.
Donors are limited to 2 complimentary tickets. To purchase additional tickets at $20 each, please visit: www.encinitas.tix.com
SVETLANA SMOLINA has performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. A recipient of the “New Names” scholarship program, her notable appearances with orchestras include the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony and others. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Ms. Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Rising Stars, White Nights, Maggio Musicale, and in leading concert halls, Royal Covent Garden Opera, Mariinsky 3 Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, Mozarteum, and Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome, among others. Recordings include Stravinsky’s Igor Stravinsky Les noces (Valery Gergiev, conductor on Decca/Phillips and on Mariinsky Label which received ICMA award for Best Choral Work in 2011), a recording of solo Chopin Album for the Chopin iTunes Project, Benjamin Britten Young Apollo live recording from Walt Disney Hall for BCM+D records and many broadcasts for NPR, BBC, PBS, RAI, Cultura TV and other networks.
Svetlana studied at Indiana University with Professor Alexander Toradze (BM), at Balakirev Music College with Natalia Fish (BM), at Oberlin Conservatory with Monique Duphil (BM), at Brussels Royal Conservatory with Eugeny Mogilevsky (Artist Diploma), and at the University of Michigan with Arthur Greene, where she received her DMA. Ms. Smolina now resides in Los Angeles.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Concert.