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Viviana Sofronitsky - Biography

VIVIANA SOFRONITSKY inaugurates a new kind of pianism, exploring the sensuous and complete world of sound available to classical and romantic composers with their then new pianos. She is traveling worldwide with her high-quality instruments, built faithfully to the best original examples.

Viviana began her music studies in her family, following in the footsteps of her father, Vladimir Sofronitsky, the distinguished Russian pianist. After earning a DMA from the Moscow Conservatory she studied early music in Oberlin, US. In 1999 Viviana Sofronitsky received historical fortepiano and harpsichord performance degrees from the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag.

Viviana Sofronitsky was awarded the First Prize at the Bach Tage Berlin competition, as well as main prizes at the Musica Antiqua competition at the MAFestival, Brugge. She performed at leading festivals and concert halls, including Printemps des Arts, Nantes, Leipzig Bach Festival, Flanders Festival, the Handelsbeurs and de Bijloke in Gent, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Tage Alte Musik Berlin and Klang und Raumin Germany, Oude Musik in Utrecht and many others. She will appear in London’s Wigmore Hall in a special 4 forte-piano programme in 2011.

Viviana Sofronitsky gives masterclasses and lecture performances and has featured often in European and American broadcasts. Viviana has recorded with "Suoni e colori", "Globe", "Passacaille" and "Pro Musica Camerata" (complete Mozart concertos, with Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense).  She has recently released a CD of Mendelssohn ( with cellist Serge Istomin ) and  her current recording projects include Schubert on early romantic instrument and Chopin on a copy of Chopin’s favourite Pleyel fortepiano.

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