Svetlana Smolina



Svetlana Smolina has performed with orchestras and given recitals worldwide – with the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Salzburg Festival at Mozarteum, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Ravinia Rising Stars in Chicago, White Nights in Saint Petersburg, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Mikkeli Festival Finland, Ruhr Klavier in Germany, Moscow Easter Festival, Rotterdam Philharmonic with Gergiev, at the Stresa Festival, Hanoi Opera House, London ́s Royal Opera Covent Garden, Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Moscow and Rome ́s Accademia Santa Cecilia.

Her recordings include a Chopin album for iTunes, Scriabin on Pentatone, with Christopher O’Riley at a live concert in Montana, the Britten concerto from a live concert at Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and broadcasts for NPR, WQXR, BBC, PBS, RAI, Kultura TV and other networks. Her recording with Valery Gergiev of Stravinsky ́s Les Noces received an ICMA award. Her newly recorded solo CD on Universal Music will be released in March 2024.

Svetlana collaborated in chamber concerts with Ida Haendel, Vadim Repin, Narek Narek Hakhnazaryan, Alexander Knyazev, Enrico Dindo, Kian Soltani, Roberto Cani, Oleg Sendetsky, Lee-Chin Siow, Pavel Sporcl, Charlie Siem, Kim Fisher, Julian Milkis, Dr. Subramaniam and many others. Svetlana and Vadim Repin have given recitals at Mr. Repin’s Trans Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk as well as in Washington DC, London and New York, and chamber music concerts in Norilsk, Samara with Alexander Kniazev and Narek Hakhnazaryan. Vadim and Svetlana also performed in Berlin, in Bogota at Teatro Colon for the Cartagena Festival, at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, in Bangalore and Mumbai for XXV Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, at Koerner Hall in Toronto and at Salle Garnier de Monte Carlo for Prince Albert ́s Monaco Foundation.

Highlights of Svetlana’s recent performances include a tour to China with Dublin Philharmonic with Derek Gleeson, concerts with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Juvenil in Lima, Peru, at Carnegie Hall in NYC, with violinist Lee-Chin Siow in Singapore, at the Basel Casino with Charlie Siem, CCK Symphony Hall/Buenos Aires in the “Best Pianists of the 21st Century series”, at the Classical Tahoe Festival with Maestro Joel Revzen/, at the festival in Ushuaia/ Argentina, at Cremona International Summer Festival.

2023 invitations include New Year Eve Gala with Shanghai Philharmonic and with Harbin Symphony & Maestro Muhai in China, recital at Recital at Taihu Art Festival/ 22 nd China Shanghai Int Arts Festival at Wuxi Grand Theater ; duo concerts with Vadim Repin at NCPA Beijing, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall Belt & Road Int Music Festival, debut at Dellarte Concert Series in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janiero, Brazil ; concert in Osaka, Japan with Kazuhiro Takagi, recital in Megaron Chamber Hall in Athens for the Piano Plus Festival, at Burgos International Music Festival, Spain and recitals at the Prizery in South Boston, at the Friends of Music/ Fripps Island SC, and at the Triumph Music Festival at the Kimmel Center Music Academy in Philadelphia.

Svetlana Smolina is a Grand Prix winner of Italy ́s Citta Di Senigallia International Piano Concorso, Murray Dranoff 2 piano and many other competitions. Since 2011 she has directed the piano program at the Philadelphia International Music Festival and on the piano faculty at the Irvine Valley College, London Performing Academy of Music and Cremona International Music Academy.