Part 1 of events associated with UW-Madison’s Keyboard Day (Saturday, February 17). Click here for Keyboard Day details.
Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” (The Salt Lake City Tribune), “a mesmerizing risk-taker” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), and “simply spectacular” (Chicago International Music Foundation) Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today. Following prizes in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, William Kapell International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Marina has performed throughout North America, South America, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Japan and in nearly all of the fifty states in the U.S.
She has debuted in New York (Weill-Carnegie Hall); Boston (Symphony Hall); Chicago (Dame Myra Hess Concert Series); Los Angeles (Museum of Art); Shanghai (City Theater); and Kiev (Kiev International Music Festival). She has performed as soloist with the Boston Pops, Rochester Philharmonic, Eastman Philharmonia, Chernigov Philharmonic (Ukraine), KUG Orchester Graz (Austria), Bollington Festival Orchestra (England), Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Brevard Festival Orchestra and South Carolina Philharmonic, to name a few. New York Times chief music critic Anthony Tommasini described her recent New York performance as “dazzling” and Talk Magazine Shanghai describes her performances as “a dramatic blend of boldness and wit.”
Marina is Ira McKissick Koger Professor of Piano at the University of South Carolina where she is founder and artistic director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. She is a national panelist for the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts, the organization that nominates Presidential Scholars in the Arts. She also received the 2016 South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship in Music.
In August, 2018, Marina will become professor of piano at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and visiting artist at the University of South Carolina.
Marina Lomazov is a Steinway Artist.
We thank the Vilas Trust, the Anonymous Fund, and our many donors for supporting these concerts and other activities at the School of Music.