“An outstanding pianist with a luxuriant tone.”
– Los Angeles Times


 
 
 

About Svetlana

Stunningly talented, Svetlana Smolina is a highly sought-after world-renowned classical pianist who has performed, recorded and collaborated with many famous musicians in numerous major world music centers.

Described by LA Times as “an outstanding pianist with luxuriant tone,” and by New York Times as mesmerizing and dynamic, Svetlana has won several prestigious international competitions and is among “The Best Pianists of the 21st Century”.”

Simply flawless” (Toronto Performing Arts Examiner), “a true miracle “(Zapolyarnaya Pravda), the one who gets  the most extended standing ovations ever during the season concerts  (The Day), ” first class virtuosity ” (Steinway Hall NYC, Classical &Cultural),”producing dazzling effects, bringing audience close to frenzy, just as Chopin did in his concerts” (Herald Tribune),” has an excellent control of  dynamics and timbre with consolidated artistic maturity” ( L’Union Sarda ), ” impeccable technique and clarity of vision” (The Listener Magazine  NYC), “brilliantly displayed and the highlight of the marathon included Corelli Variations with Smolina as the superb soloist” (International Herald Tribune) – these are just a few quotes that Svetlana receives in her concert reviews.


 
 
 

Biography

SVETLANA SMOLINA performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. A recipient of “New Names” scholarship program, her notable appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St.Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Dublin Philharmonic, South Florida Symphony, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Ms. Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Rising Stars, White Nights, Maggio Musicale, Mikkeli, Ruhr, Moscow Easter, Rotterdam Phillips Gergiev, International Gilmore, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Michelangeli, Hennessy Artists Series at Hanoi Opera House, The Voice of Music in Upper Galilee,in Royal Covent Garden Opera, Mariinsky 3 Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, Mozarteum, Merkin Hall, Kravis Center, NJPAC, Yellow Lounge Berlin, GulbenkianFoundation, Grand Artists Series in Tel-Aviv, Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome, New Names and  D. Sakharov Festival in Russia.

Recent 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, WQXR New York, BBC, PBS, RAI, Cultura TV and other networks.

In the summer of 2011 Svetlana joined iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles, making her debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall with iPalpiti Orchestra (Eduard Schmieder, conductor). Since 2011 Svetlana is directing piano program at Philadelphia International Music Festival.

In 2014 Svetlana won “Live on Stage” live showcases and was chosen as their only Classical Pianist Artist for 2015-16 season. This upcoming tour brings her to more than 20 states. Svetlana recently was featured and gave an interview for Keyboard Magazine Other collaborations include a series of concerts with Robert Davi and Dave Konig at Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

In 2014-15 Vadim Repin gave a series of concerts /presentation with Svetlana at the residences of Ambassador of Russia in Washington DC and in London UK for Maestro Repin’s Trans -Siberian Art Festival. Their recital in March 2015 in Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada received an astonishing critical acclaim. In July 2015 they performed a recital as part of “2015 – Russian Year in Monaco Shining Stars of Russia” concert series in the Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo Opera for Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

In 2015-16 season Svetlana opened the season with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Juvenil in Lima, Peru, and was chosen as the soloist on the New Year tour to China with Dublin Philharmonic/ Maestro Derek Gleeson performing Rachmaninoff Concerto throughout in 7 cities including Suzhou Grand Theater, Harbin New Opera House and Harbin Concert Hall, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Tianjin Grand Theater and in Changsha opening its new Concert Hall.  

Highlights of 2016-2017 include performances and recordings at the inauguration year/ opening of Tippet Rise Festival in Montana together with Christopher O’ Riley with released CD on Pentatone Oxingale Records in July 2017, duo recitals with Vadim Repin at Cartagena Music Festival in Teatro Colon, Bogota for “2017 Columbia- France Year”,  in Bangalore, Mumbai India for XXV Lakshminarayana Global  Music Festival, at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy; Carnegie Hall recital with Lee-Chin Siow, concert at  Sentosa World Theater in Singapore concert for International Women Day/Chinese Chamber of Commerce, masterclasses in Singapore at NAFA, tour with South Florida Symphony / Maestra Sebrina Alfonso in Florida and a recital in Buenos Aires, Argentina at CCK Symphony Hall for “The Best Pianists of the 21st Century “series”.

In the Spring of 2018 Svetlana played at the opening night of Navrasa Duende Global Carnival with Dublin Philharmonic on Nehru Stadium/ New Delhi; performed a duo recital at Basel Stadtcasino, Switzerland with Charlie Siem, made her debuts with Missouri Symphony and Eastern Connecticut Symphony, gave masterclasses/ workshops and a concert tour in China for Winplus International and at Varna International Summer Academy in Bulgaria. 

Invitations for 2019 included a concert at VI Trans-Siberian Arts Festival with Vadim Repin and Alexander Kniazev, masterclass at Trans- Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk for its educational program “ Simply Meet the Star”, debut at Lake Tahoe Festival with Maestro Joel Revzen with Rachmaninoff 3 rd concerto, orchestra and solo debuts at the Festival in Ushuaia, Argentina with invitation to become their annual Artist in Residence Pianist, orchestra concerts in 5 cities in Florida with South Florida Symphony, recitals in Sarasota for Chopin project, solo recital and recordings in Bangalore, India with Dr. Subramaniam for Sree Rama Seva Mandali Festival and an orchestra recording of Beethoven Double Concerto with  Maestro Derek Gleeson and Pavel Sporcl at Bulgarian National Radio in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

The most recent invitations include Ushuaia International Festival in Argentina, a tour in Brazil, debut with Maestro Daniel Boothe and Symphonicity at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, performances with Maestro Evgeny Bushkov and Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra at Minsk Philharmonic and with Maestro Vladimir Plaksin and Nizhny Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra.

From September 2020 Mrs. Smolina is appointed to be a Program Director at the Piano Academy at the European Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, a Division of Irish American University. 

Svetlana is a Grand Prix Winner of Citta Di Senigallia International Piano Competition, Kingsville Piano Competition, William Byrd Young Artists Piano Competition and a Prize Winner of Murray Dranoff International Duo Piano Competition and Shreveport Symphony Wideman Piano Competition. Mrs. Smolina 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 University of Michigan with Arthur Greene where she received her DMA.

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Concerts and Events

FEBRUARY 12

California, USA | Duo recital with Roberto Cani

FEBRUARY 16

Florida, USA | Gala concert for South Florida Symphony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale (More information here.)

FEBRUARY 18

Florida, USA | Masterclass for the Dillards Center for the Arts, Fort Lauderdale

FEBRUARY 26

Virginia, USA | Recital at Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock (Click here for more info.)

MARCH 8

MARCH 14

New York, USA | Radio show interview at Freedom FM 104.7

APRIL 2

Philadelphia, USA | Triumph Music Festival, Immaculata University, Memorial Hall in Philadelphia

MAY 2

California, USA | Duo recital with Gulia Gurevich at Geiringer Hall, University of California,  Santa Barbara

MAY 7

California, USA | Duo recital with Roberto Cani, Palos Verdes Chamber Music Salon, Palos Verdes

MAY 14

California, USA | Duo recital with Roberto Cani at Classical Encounters of Orange County, Irvine, CA

MAY 15

California, USA |Irvine Valley College Piano Faculty Feast Recital, IVC Performing Arts Center, in Irvine

MAY 27

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia | Nizhny Novgorod State University Concert Hall with Municipal chamber orchestra “Soloists of Nizhny Novgorod” / Maestro Vladimir Plaksin

JUNE 18 – JULY 1

Pennsylvania, USA | Philadelphia International Music Festival  in Philadelphia

JUNE 25

Pennsylvania, USA | Recital at Philadelphia International Music Festival

JULY 2

California, USA | Masterclass & Adjudicating Preliminary round of 2022 GOACC International Music Competition in Los Angeles

JULY 9

California, USA | Recital at Gateway Performance Series in Los Angeles

JULY 14

California, USA | iPalpiti International Festival 25th Anniversary Opening Night in Encinitas , CA

JULY 14

California, USA | Concerts with Davide de Ascaniis, Gyehee Kim, Samuel Nebyu in Los Angeles

JULY 18

Cremona, Italy | Faculty Recital with Roberto Cani at Cremona Summer Academy

AUG 14

California, USA | Adjudicating Finals of 2022 GOACC International  Music Competition in San Francisco

AUG 16-26

Virginia, USA | Artist Residency & Recitals at Kilmarnock

SEPT 17

New Hampshire, USA | Recital at “Friends of Music” Performance Series on Wolfeboro

SEPT 24

Pennsylvania, USA | Triumph Music Festival, Kimmmel Center / Academy of Music

JANUARY 8

Florida, USA | Recording of Shostakovich Concerto No.1 with South Florida Symphony, Maestra Sebrina Alfonso

FEBRUARY 20

Palos Verdes, CA, USA | Trio chamber concerts with Evgeny Tonkha and Carrie Dennis

FEBRUARY 21

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA | Solo and chamber duo recital with Gulia Gurevich at Hillcrest Center for the Arts. Visit the Hillcrest Center for the Arts website for tickets.

FEBRUARY 27

Encino, CA, USA | Trio chamber concerts with Evgeny Tonkha and Carrie Dennis

MARCH 5

Shanghai and Harbin, China | Masterclasses and workshops for Winplus promoting European Academy of Fine Arts / Piano Conservatory

MARCH 5

Shanghai and Harbin, China | Artist Diploma (online only) : https://www.eafa.iamu.edu/piano-online

MARCH 5

Shanghai and Harbin, China | Master of Fine Arts, Full residency : https://www.eafa.iamu.edu/piano

MARCH 5

Shanghai and Harbin, China | Master of Fine Arts, Low Residency ( online, final project in person) : https://www.eafa.iamu.edu/low-residency-piano-mfa

MARCH 22

New York, USA | Piano seminar masterclass for Special Music School high school students

MARCH 26

California, USA | Masterclass for Junior Chamber Music

APRIL 9

Raleigh, NC, USA | Masterclass for North Carolina State University

APRIL 24

Florida, USA | Masterworks VI concert for South Florida Symphony . Purchase your tickets HERE .

MAY 1

California, USA | City of West Hollywood & MaySky Classical Night, a virtual concert with Evgeny Tonkha, for the 20th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival

MAY 16

Virginia, USA | Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 with Symphonicity Orchestra/ Maestro Daniel Boothe, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach. Click for more details, including the concert program.

MAY 27

Bulgaria | Schumann Piano concerto with Vratsa Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Derek Gleeson

JUNE – JULY

Indonesia/Asia |  Adjudicating Perfect Tone Music Competition

JUN 19 – JUL 2

JUN 26

Philadelphia, USA | Recital for Philadelphia International Music Festival, Philadelphia, PA. More info at www.pimf.org

JUN 28

Indonesia | Masterclass / Webinar for  Vivo Music International, Medan, Indonesia. Instagram: @vivomusicmedan

JUL 17 – JUL 30

JUL  28

Philadelphia, USA | Recital at Philadelphia International Music Festival

AUG 5

Nevada, USA | Classical Tahoe Festival, solo and chamber concert with Laura Hamilton, violin and Lanny Paykin, cello

AUG 18

Shanghai, China | Masterclass for Souland Music Institute

AUG 23-27

New York City, NY, USA | Kaufman Music Center Summer String Festival

OCT 1

Vratsa, Bulgaria | Vratsa Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Christo Pavlov

OCT 15-16

Nizhny Novgorod , Russia | Municipal chamber orchestra “Soloists of  Nizhny Novgorod”   with Maestro Vladimir Plaksin (View flyer here.)

OCT 16

Dzerzinsk, Russia | Schumann Piano Concerto with Solisty NN / Maestro Vladimir Plaksin, Central “Alexander Scriabin” Music School (View flyer here.)

OCT 26

Minsk, Belorussia | Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra with Maestro Evgeny Bushkov (View flyer here.)

NOV 6

Wenatchee, Washington, USA | Wenatchee Community Concert  Association Series: Recital with  Lee-Chin Siow, violin

NOV 13

Corona del Mar, California, USA | Classical Music and Ballet Concert with Vladimir Shabanov, violin and Irina Shabanov, ballet dancer

NOV 19-20

Silver City, New Mexico, USA | Duet Recitals with Roberto Cani, violin

NOV 24

Encinitas, California, USA | Duet Recitals with Roberto Cani, violin

JANUARY 26

Encinitas, CA, USA | Recital and dedication to a newly purchased Steinway D at the Community Center Hall

FEBRUARY 2

Hoson House, Tustin, CA, USA | Duo Recital  with Polina Krasovskaya, violin, at the Hoson House

FEBRUARY 7

Broward Center for the  Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale , FL, USA | Beethoven 250 Anniversary Gala with Maestro Sebrina Alfonso

FEBRUARY 9

Key West at Glynn Archer Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale , FL, USA | Beethoven 250 Anniversary Gala with Maestro Sebrina Alfonso

FEBRUARY 14-17

Idyllwild Pines Camp, Idyllwild, CA, USA | Music in the Mountains Festival for Junior Chamber Music and Susan Boettger

MARCH 7

Abington Junior High School Hall, Abington, PA, USAConcert with Old York Road Symphony Orchestra

MARCH 13-16

Encinitas, CA, USA | Duo recital  tour with Pavel Sporcl, violin

MARCH 13

Encinitas, CA, USA | Duo recital  tour with Pavel Sporcl, violin

MARCH 14

Torrance, CA, USA | Duo recital  tour with Pavel Sporcl, violin

MARCH 15, 3:00 PM

Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA, USA | Duo recital  tour with Pavel Sporcl, violin

MARCH 15, 6:00 PM

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Duo recital  tour with Pavel Sporcl, violin, at Sundays Live!

MARCH 22

Virginia Beach, VA, USA | Symphonicity Orchestra with Maestro Daniel Boothe at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

MARCH 26-28

Ushuaia International Music Festival, Ushuaia, Argentina | Solo recital / chamber music and quintet performances

MAY 31

Irvine, CA, USA | Recital at Classical Music Encounters of Orange County

JUNE 20 – JULY 3

Philadelphia International Music Festival,  
Philadelphia, PA, USA | Masterclasses, private coachings, and various performances

JULY 4 – 19

European Academy of Fine Arts  Summer Programs at Kamchia, Kamchia/ Varna, Bulgaria | Masterclasses, private coachings, and various performances

SEPT 2

Taipei, Taiwan | Taipei National Concert Hall

SEPT 10

Irvine, CA, USA | Master Class at Irvine Valley College

DEC 6

Irvine, CA, USA | Recording of Tchaikovsky Concerto No 1 with Maestro Dean Anderson, Symphony Irvine

DEC 19

Irvine, CA, USA | Gala concert with Maestro Dean Anderson, Symphony Irvine

DEC 21

JANUARY 19

Bryn Mawr, PA, USA | Recital for Philadelphia International Music Festival at Bryn Mawr College

FEBRUARY 5-6

Dublin, Ireland | Various performances

FEBRUARY 18

Greensboro, NC, USA | Recital at Well Spring Theater

FEBRUARY 19

Charlotte, NC, USA | Direct broadcast at WDAV  Classical Radio

FEBRUARY 21-22

Sarasota, FL, USA | The Chopin Project

MAR 10

Key West, FL, USA  | Masterworks III

MAR 12

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA  | Masterworks III at the Broward Center Amaturo Theater

MAR 23

Ushuaia, Argentina | Opening night of Festival Inernacional De Ushuaia with Orquesta Filarmonica De Rio Negro

MAR 25

Ushuaia, Argentina | Recital at the Festival Inernacional De Ushuaia

APR 2

Norilsk College of Arts, Norilsk, Russia | Chamber recital with Vadim Repin (violin) and Alexander  Ramm (cello) at the Trans- Siberian Art Festival

APR 4

Novosibirsk Conservatory Great Hall, Russia | Masterclass at the Trans- Siberian Art Festival

APR 12

Bangalore, India | Solo and collaborative concert and recording with Dr. Subramaniam at Sree Rama Seva Mandali Festival

APR 13-14

MAY 15, 17, 24

Williamsburg, VA, USA | Chamber and solo concerts

MAY 27

Vratsa, Bulgaria | Schumann Concerto Vratsa Symphony

JUNE 15-30

Philadelphia, PA, USA  | Philadelphia International Summer Festival

JUL 15-26

JUL 17

Sofia, Bulgaria | Beethoven Recording with Maestro Derek Gleeson and Pavel Sporcl, violin

JUL 23

Philadelphia, PA | Recital at Philadelphia International Music Festival

AUG 5

Lake Tahoe, NV, USA | Classical Tahoe Festival, solo and  chamber concert with Laura Hamilton, violin and Lanny Paykin, cello

SEPT 27

Philadelphia, USA | Masterclasses at Jacobs Music, Triumph Music Festival

SEPT 28

Philadelphia, USA | Triumph Music Festival Concert, Kimmel Center Academy of Music

OCT 9

Sofia, Bulgaria | Launching event for the European Academy of  Fine Arts

OCT 10

Sofia, Bulgaria | Recording for European Academy of Fine Arts

OCT 12

Sofia, Bulgaria | Recording with Bulgaria National Radio Symphony Orchestra

NOV 15-17

Vancouver, WA, USA | Masterclass, Radio interview, Recital at the Musica Lanterna Festival

JANUARY 12

Rostov-on-Don, Russia |

FEBRUARY 11

Shanghai, China | Duo Recital with Charlie Siem, Violin

FEBRUARY 2

China | Harbin  Symphony with Maestro Derek Gleeson

FEBRUARY 5-12

Shanghai, China | Masterclasses / Recitals / Workshop with Maestro Derek Gleeson and Charlie Siem, violin

FEBRUARY 16-19

Sofia, Bulgaria  |

FEBRUARY 23-25

New Delhi, India  | Opening night of Navrasa Duende Global Festival / Carnaval – open air concert with Dublin Philharmonic and Maestro Derek Gleeson

MARCH 7

Basel Stadtcasino, Switzerland | Duo recital with Charlie Siem. Purchase your tickets online.

MARCH 14

New York | Century Association Club

MARCH 24-26

San Antonio, Texas | “Music Bridges”  Concert Series; Recital and chamber  concerts with Sound Mind, woodwind quintet

APRIL 14

Vratsa, Bulgaria | Maestro Derek Gleeson

APRIL 28 – MAY 10

China | Tour with Orquestre National de Bretagne and Maestro Derek Gleeson

MAY 4

New York, NY | Baldwin Festival Chorus of NY  with Maestro Douglas Sheldon

JUNE 5-13

China | Tour in Shanghai, Wuxi,  Jiaxing,  Hangzhou, Xiamen. Concerts, workshops, lectures, and masterclasses for Winplus International (More information)

JUNE 17-30

Philadelphia , PA | Philadelphia International  Music Festival

JULY 14

Columbia, MO | Missouri Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kirk Trevor

JULY 31 – AUG 8

Varna, Bulgaria | Concerts / Masterclasses / Workshops

SEPT 19

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia | Duo recital with Oleg Sendetsky, Honored Artist of Russia, Mariinsky Orchestra Principal Lobachevsky State University Hall

OCT 16

Chicago, IL | FIA  Conference, Private event

JANUARY 10

Bangalore, India | Duo recital with Vadim Repin

JANUARY 13

Mumbai, India | Duo recital with Vadim Repin

JANUARY 19

Cagliari, Italy | Duo recital with Vadim Repin

FEBRUARY 2

New York | Lucy Moses School Faculty Recital at the Merkin Concert Hall

FEBRUARY 8

New York , NY, USA | Carnegie Weill Recital Hall with Siow Lee Chin, violin, and Gabrielle Armenier, eurythmy

MARCH 4

Singapore, Singapore | Masterclass at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

MARCH 4

Singapore, Singapore | Duo Recital with Lee-Chin Siow at Resorts World Sentosa Theatre

MARCH 5

Singapore, Singapore | Masterclass at Mandeville Conservatory of Music from 3:00 to 5:30 pm

JUNE 17- 30

Philadelphia International Music Festival – Concerts / Masterclasses / Workshops

JUNE 22

Solo recital and duo recital with Madison Day, violin

JUNE 25

Duo recital with Kimberly Fisher, John Koen, and Mark Livshits

AUG 26- 29

South Florida Chamber Music Series Tour

OCT 11

NOV 16

Princeton, NJ | Duo Recital with Oleg Sendetsky, Mariinsky Theatre

DECEMBER 11

Philadelphia, PA | Interview / Video Recording / Launching of Cunningham Piano Show

SEPTEMBER 30

Philadelphia, PA, USA | Brahms Play with Eduard Schmieder

SEPTEMBER 30

Philadelphia, PA, USA | Brahms Play with Eduard Schmieder

OCTOBER 8

Teatro Colon, Bogota, Colombia | Launching of the Cartagena XI International Music Festival – “Symbol and Sound” Duo Recital with Vadim Repin

NOVEMBER 13

New York, NY, USA | Chamber Players International

DECEMBER 2

New York, NY, USA | Radio Show at WDAV classical station / Davidson Open House, Davidson NC

DECEMBER 3

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA | Recital at Steinway Gallery

DECEMBER 4

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA | Recital at Steinway Gallery

DECEMBER 4

Greensboro, NC, USA | Masterclass at Steinway Piano Gallery

DECEMBER 9

Elizabeth City, NC, USA | Recital

Contact

 


For bookings in USA

JS Management
Jean Schreiber, Executive Director
(818) 436-6173
jschreibermanagement@gmail.com
www.jeanschreibermanagement.com/
www.jeanschreibermanagement.com/svetlana
www.jeanschreibermanagement.com/contact

Svetlana Smolina
ssmolina08@gmail.com
(212) 444-8225


For bookings in Asia

Amethyst Performing Arts Management, LLC
Ellin Chu, President
Phone (USA): 1-734-604-2828
Fax (USA): 1-734-665-1687
ellinchu@yahoo.com
www.apa-music.com


For bookings in South America

Arte Producciones
Damián Rovner