Pianist Irina Nuzova presented her New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in 1997, and has also appeared at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, at the Steinway Society in Princeton, New Jersey, and at the Palazzo Minerva in Minerbio, Italy.
She has won top prizes in international competitions, including the coveted Bruce Hungerford Award at the Young Concert Artist Auditions in New York, and the Beethoven Piano Sonata International Competition in Memphis, Tennessee.
Critics have applauded classical pianist Irina Nuzova for her "rise above mere virtuosity" (The Washington Post), "intensity of feeling" (La Nazione, Italy) and "profound interpretation" (Il Resto de Carlino, Bologna).
Ms. Nuzova is also very active as a chamber music performer. Among the chamber music venues where she has performed are the prestigious Amici della Musica Concert Series in Florence; Russia's Hermitage
State Museum in St. Petersburg and the Moscow Conservatory, the Phillips
Collection Gallery in Washington DC, WGBH Classical Radio Station, at the Bar Harbor Music Festival in Maine, the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, and the Rhode Island Chamber Music Concert series.
Nuzova has appeared in recital as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and South America. In Europe, she has performed in the Amicidella Musica concert series in Florence; at the Teatro Massima in Catania, Italy; the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg; the Moscow Conservatory; and in the Netherlands. In the United States, she has played at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York; and in chamber music series including the Rhode Island Chamber Music Concert Series and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago.
In recital with Wendy Warner, Nuzova has performed at the Music Institute of Chicago, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., and in the Rockefeller tri-Institutional series in New York City.
A native of Moscow, Russia,Nuzova’s family members all played instruments. Her mother was a professional piano instructor who took her daughter for her first piano lesson at age five. Nuzova made her debut with the Omsk Philharmonic at the age of 14. She studied at the Gnessin Academy of Music under the guidance of Alexander Satz before moving to the United States. She continued her musical education at the Manhattan School of Music with Lev Natochenny, and at Juilliard where her
teachers were Oxana Yablonskaya and Jerome Lowenthal.
To further herself as a musician she worked for many years in the cello studio of Harvey Shapiro at Juilliard and pursued individual studies with pianists Jean-Bernard Pommier, Eteri Andjaparidze, and
Vladimir Feltsman. Nuzova earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford, Connecticut).
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