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Sophia Agranovich, Piano

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Sophia Agranovich, Piano

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Internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and educator, Sophia Agranovich is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics…A tigress of the keyboard” - Fanfare. Her performances are captivating audiences by the “orison of uncommon beauty” - Audiophile, “the extraordinary dramatic urgency”, “the ideal balance she achieves between the intellectual and the emotional” - Fanfare, “interpretation that dares to be different”, “magnificent shading and superior musicianship” - American Record Guide.

A Steinway Artist, Ms. Agranovich has performed in USA, Europe, Israel, and Canada. Among her venues are Avery Fisher Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium and Paul Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Roerich and Metropolitan museums, Steinway Hall, and Bargemusic, all in New York City, Salle Cortot in Paris, Ehrbarsaal in Vienna, Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv, Watchung Arts Center in New Jersey, Kiev Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music and Lvov State Conservatory. Ms. Agranovich has collaborated with such prominent musicians as Mark Peskanov, Shlomo Mintz, Christopher Collins Lee, Andrew Litton, Alexander Mishnaevsky, Gregory Singer, Anatole Wieck, Kathleen Supove, and members of the major orchestras.

Sophia Agranovich’s discography received outstanding reviews and includes “Romantic Virtuoso Masterpieces” (works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Scriabin - 2010), “Franz Liszt - Bicentennial Tribute” (“Un Sospiro”, “La Campanella”, Rhapsodie Espagnole, Sonata in b minor - 2012), “Passion and Fantasy” (Beethoven: “Appassionata”, Chopin: Fantaisie and Sonata in b minor - 2014), Brahms-Paganini Variations books I and II, Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Schumann-Liszt: “Widmung” - 2014, Schubert: ‘Wanderer’ Fantasie and Chopin: 4 Ballades - 2015, Schumann: Carnaval and Fantasie - 2016. Recently Ms. Agranovich was awarded a Gold Medal and four Silver Medals from Global Music Awards, two Gold Medals from Prestige Music Awards, Best Classical Solo from Akademia Music Awards, and Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Her recordings were broadcast in Brazil on Universidade FM 106.9 “Company of the Music”, in Canada on CKWR ‘Women in Music’, and in New York on WWFM ‘Piano Matters’ and WQXR ‘Reflections from the Keyboard’ with David Dubal.

A native of Ukraine, Sophia Agranovich won the Ukrainian Young Artists Competition at ten, being the youngest participant. At thirteen, she performed complete Concerto in E minor by Chopin in Chernovtsy, Lvov and Kiev. Her concerts were broadcasted on national TV and radio stations since she was six. Her teachers in Ukraine were professors Anna Stolarevich and Alexander Edelman, peers of Vladimir Horowitz at the Kiev Conservatory in the class of Felix Blumenfeld and later - disciples of Heinrich Neuhaus at the Moscow Conservatory. At fifteen, Ms. Agranovich entered the Juilliard School in New York City as a student of legendary professor Sascha Gorodnitzki, who himself was a student of Josef Lhevinne (peer of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin). While at Juilliard, she also studied with the eminent Nadia Reisenberg, a disciple of the St. Petersburg piano school of Leonid Nikolaev and student of Hofmann and Alexander Lambert - student of Franz Liszt. Ms. Agranovich earned Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Juilliard School, holding full scholarship and a Fellowship teaching Piano Minor at Juilliard, and won a First Prize in the Bergen Philharmonic Competition. She continued studied towards her Doctorate at the Columbia University, but deferred that pursuit to raise a family.

Sophia Agranovich is an esteemed pedagogue, lecturer, master class clinician, adjudicator, and is a recipient of numerous teaching awards. Her students are consistently winning top prizes in regional, national and international competitions and are performing at prestigious venues. Ms. Agranovich is active member of various professional music organizations, listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, a voting member of NARAS, Artistic Director of ‘Classicals at the Circle’ music series at the Watchung Arts Center,  Program Chair and Board member of Music Educators Association of New Jersey.


Performances by Sophia Agranovich

Composer Title Date Action
Robert Schumann Schumann Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17 (3) 07/27/2015 Play
Robert Schumann Schumann Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17 (1) 07/27/2015 Play
Robert Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9 07/27/2015 Play
Frédéric Chopin Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18 10/06/2014 Play
Franz Schubert Wanderer Fantasy, Op. 15 10/06/2014 Play
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 4 in f minor, Op. 52 10/06/2014 Play
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No.3 in A-flat Major 10/06/2014 Play
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No.2 in F Major/A minor 10/06/2014 Play
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op. 23 10/06/2014 Play
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 4 in f minor, Op. 52 06/02/2014 Play
Alexander Scriabin Étude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 12 03/11/2014 Play
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude Op. 23 no. 5 in g minor 03/04/2014 Play
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata" 12/28/2013 Play
Frédéric Chopin Fantaisie in F minor Op.49 12/28/2013 Play
Johannes Brahms Variations on the Theme by Paganini (Books I and II - complete) 12/28/2013 Play
Robert Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26, Intermezzo 12/28/2013 Play
Frédéric Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66 07/09/2013 Play
Frédéric Chopin Fantaisie in F minor Op.49 07/09/2013 Play
Alexander Scriabin Etude in d-sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12 07/09/2013 Play
Robert Schumann Widmung, Op. 25, No. 1 07/09/2013 Play
Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F minor 07/09/2013 Play
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5 11/02/2012 Play
Robert Schumann Études Symphoniques, Op. 13 11/02/2012 Play
Frédéric Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op. 58 (Allegro maestoso) 11/02/2012 Play
Frédéric Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op. 58 (Largo and Finale) 11/02/2012 Play
Franz Liszt Liebestraum No. 3 A flat major 07/11/2012 Play
Alexander Scriabin Alexander Scriabin: Etude in D# minor, Op. 8 No.12 07/11/2012 Play
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op. 23 07/11/2012 Play
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No.21, Op.53 'Waldstein': 2) Introduzione; 3) Rondo, Prestissimo 07/11/2012 Play
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No.21, Op.53 'Waldstein': 1) Allegro con brio 07/11/2012 Play
Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor (part 3 of 3) 07/11/2012 Play
Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor (part 2 of 3) 07/11/2012 Play
Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor (part 1 of 3) 07/11/2012 Play
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5 07/11/2012 Play
Robert Schumann Études Symphoniques, Op. 13 - Part II 07/11/2012 Play
Robert Schumann Études Symphoniques, Op. 13 - Part I 07/11/2012 Play
Frédéric Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op. 58 (Largo) 07/11/2012 Play
Frédéric Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor (Finale. Presto non tanto) 07/11/2012 Play
Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F minor 07/09/2010 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Sonata in b minor 01/09/2012 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Liebesträume No. 3 in A-flat Major (Dreams of Love) 07/09/2010 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt La Campanella, from 6 Etudes d’execution transcendante d’apres Paganini, S. 141, arr F. Busoni 01/06/2012 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254 (Spanish Rhapsody) 01/06/2012 Play Add to playlist
Franz Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole (Spanish Rhapsody) 12/24/2011 Play
Franz Liszt Un Sospiro, from Trois Etudes de concert, S. 144 12/24/2011 Play
Franz Liszt Un Sospiro, from Trois Etudes de concert, S. 144 01/06/2012 Play Add to playlist
Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini op. 35 (Book II) 12/24/2011 Play
Frédéric Chopin Etude op.10 No.12 'Revolutionary' 12/24/2011 Play
Frédéric Chopin Grand Polonaise in A-flat Major, 'Heroic', Op. 53 12/24/2011 Play
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 1 in g minor, Op. 23 07/09/2010 Play Add to playlist
Frederic Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66 07/09/2010 Play Add to playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op.53, "Waldstein" 07/12/2010 Play Add to playlist
Robert Schumann Intermezzo from Faschingschwank aus Wein Opus 26 07/09/2010 Play Add to playlist
Alexander Scriabin Etude in d-sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12 07/09/2010 Play Add to playlist

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