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Nadejda Vlaeva

is an American/Bulgarian master pianist

She recently performed a very successful solo piano recital in the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York, the Mekka of the exclusively very best.

Sunday 15 January 2017    2:00 p.m.

will she start her European concert tour with a solo recital with compositions of Chopin, Bortkiewicz, Schubert & Liszt in

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NADEJDA VLAEVA

“…She has what the Russians call ‘God-given’, it is what no teacher can produce.”  [Lazar BERMAN, Grandmaster Concert Pianist]

 

Nadejda Vlaeva’s playing has been acclaimed wherever she has appeared. Her overwhelming musicality, poetic nature, and electrifying virtuosity have garnered accolades from many world-famous musicians.  Lazar Berman called her talent “God-given”; Maestro Hans Graf observed that “her musicality and the depth of her interpretation amazed me,” and Arnold Steinhardt, leader of the Guarneri String Quartet, praised her as “one of those people of extraordinary ability whom we hope for but rarely see.”

 

Nadejda Vlaeva has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Capella Istropolitana in Slovakia, the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Wroclaw Philharmonic.  Her solo recitals have been enthusiastically received in numerous North American and European concert halls.

 

Ms Vlaeva has recorded six internationally released CDs. Her disc of Bach Transcriptions for the British label Hyperion Records was selected by BBC Music Magazine as their Instrumental CD of the Month. Its opening track inspired a short animation movie “Ouverture” that premiered at Lincoln Center in New York.  Her previous CD, “A Treasury of Russian Romantic Piano” was described as “truly inspired,” “exquisite,” knockout performances,” “extremely well-played,” and “unfailingly sympathetic and musical” in Gramophone, Clavier, American Record Guide, International Record Review, and International Piano, respectively. Vlaeva’s “Piano Music of Liszt” CD was similarly praised, earning the Grand Prix ‘Liszt’ du Disque.  Previous winners of this award include Maurizio Pollini, Alfred Brendel, and Gyorgy Cziffra.  In 2002 she was asked to record soundtrack music for the documentary film “In Search of Cezanne” produced by Academy Award winner Allan Miller.  Ms Vlaeva’s latest CD, Piano Music of Sergei Bortkiewicz, was released by Hyperion in 2016 and includes some newly discovered works that Vlaeva recently performed in Carnegie Hall.  Also in 2016 her recording of works by Vladigerov and Raichev/Krushev as part of a piano duo with the pianist Ivajlla Kirova was released.

 

The American composer Lowell Liebermann composed his Nocturne No. 9 and Variations on a Theme of Schubert for Ms. Vlaeva, both of which she premiered.  Vlaeva also was asked to premiere several recently discovered works by the unduly neglected Russian Romantic composer Vladimir Drozdoff.

 

Nadejda Vlaeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and began playing the piano at the age of five.  At age 15 she won First Prize at the Liszt competition in Lucca, Italy. Among other prizes and awards earned by Ms Vlaeva are Third Prize at the International Liszt Competition in Budapest, and the Yamaha Award for the best Brahms interpretation in Weimar.  Ms. Vlaeva currently resides in New York City.  Her website address is: www.NadejdaVlaeva.com

 

Nadejda Vlaeva is a Yamaha Artist.

WHAT THE AUDIENCE SAID:

“Ms. Vlaeva plays with such perfect clarity, the rippling effects of the Scarlatti and Haydn just seem to drop from her fingers like glittering jewels. She plays with an understanding of every note..”
“She played a delightful concert and conveyed a sparkling personality as well.”
“Her playing just floats…”
“Delicately nuanced playing marked by liquid birdsong-like trilling. Immersed, I surrender.”
“Amazing! Her hands flew like birds!”
“Sentiment without sentimentality; musical truth without exaggeration. Great stuff!”
“Such total all-around charm.”

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