Distinguished Artists Series
Lebanon Valley College is proud to enter the fourth year of its Distinguished Artists Series in 2012-13.
Concert pianist Marina Lomazov will visit the LVC campus to inspire and mentor students through personal instruction and a master class. She also will offer an exciting public performance Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Lutz Recital Hall.
Concert tickets are available for $10 in advance or $15 at the door; special family tickets are available for $20. For more information on programs and tickets, call the Music Department at 717-867-6275.
Marina Lomazov, piano – February 10, 2013, 3 p.m.
Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” (Salt Lake City Tribune), “a mesmerizing risk taker” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and “simply spectacular” (International Music Foundation, Chicago), Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today. Following prizes in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, William Kapell International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Lomazov has given performances throughout North America, South America, China, England, France, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Japan and in most of the fifty states in the U.S.
Hailed by The New York Times (Tomassini, May 25, 2011) as "dazzling pianist" and praised for her virtuosity and wit, Lomazov's recent performances include appearances in New York City (Le Poisson Rouge, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Rockefeller University), Chicago (Dame Myra Hess Concert Series), Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Boston (Symphony Hall). As orchestral soloist, Ms. Lomazov has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic (NY), South Carolina Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony (SC), Missouri Chamber Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Graz Höchschulorchester (Austria), Bollington Festival Orchestra (England) and Chernigoff Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), to name a few.
Before immigrating to the United States, Marina studied at the Kiev Conservatory where she became the youngest First Prize Winner of the all-Kiev Piano Competition. Lomazov holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, the latter granting upon her the highly coveted Artist’s Certificate – an honor the institution had not bestowed upon a pianist for nearly two decades.
She has recorded for Albany Records, Arizona University Recordings, Centaur Records and Innova Recordings. In July of 2009, Centaur Records released her latest recording of solo piano works by Rodion Shchedrin. She has been featured on the "Bravo" cable channel, and her live performances are broadcast regularly on public radio stations including programs such as National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and New York’s “Young Artist Showcase,” among numerous others.
Lomazov is associate professor of piano at the University of South Carolina School of Music where she is also the founder and artistic director of the Southeastern Piano Festival. Together with her husband and duo partner Joseph Rackers, Lomazov also performs as part of the Lomazov/Rackers piano duo. Lomazov is a Steinway Artist.
For more information on programs and tickets, call the Music Department at 717-867-6275.
Tickets are available in advance at the Music Department Office for $10 and at the door for $15.
Valley Musica is a network of alumni and friends who enrich Lebanon Valley College’s musical arts program and make possible a rich array of programs for LVC students and the central Pennsylvania community. See the Valley Musica website for more information.