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Svetlana Smolina

Departments:  Instrumental Studies




    • D.M.A.: University of Michigan

      Svetlana Smolina has performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Notable appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St.Petersburg, Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Rising Stars, White Nights, Maggio Musicale, Mikkeli, Ruhr, 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, Gulbenkian Foundation, Grand Artists Series in Tel-Aviv, Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome.


      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, BBC, PBS, RAI, Cultura TV and other networks. In 2011, Smolina joined iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles, making her debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall with iPalpiti Orchestra (Eduard Schmieder, conductor).


      Smolina has been on the piano faculty at Philadelphia International Summer Festival sinc 2011, directing piano program.


      In January 2014 Vadim Repin gave a concert /presentation with Smolina in the residence of Ambassador of Russia in Washington DC for Maestro Repin ‘s Trans -Siberian Art Festival . In July 2014 Smolina was chosen as “ Live on Stage “ Artist for 2015- 2016 season performing at “Live on Stage” showcases in Nashville, TN. She also did a collaboration concert with Robert Davi and Dave Konig at Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. In December 2014 – 15 Svetlana will be a soloist on a tour with Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra in China, with Thailand Philharmonic in Bangkok, on tour in Canada and with the South Florida Symphony in FL.