POSTPONED – Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3PM
NOTICE: With the sound and feeling of our first week’s concerts still in the air, we are hitting pause on the rest of our March Is Music 2020 series. We do so in the interest of everyone’s safety and in an effort to help New York City mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Ticket holders have the option of refund, credit, or donation to help defray costs of postponement. Payment to all our extraordinary artists will proceed as planned, and your generous support is even more vital than ever. We appreciate your patronage and ask that you stay tuned for news of forthcoming events!
Praised by critics as “a grand pianist” (Il Cittadino), Marianna Prjevalskaya has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, and the National Lithuanian Symphony, and collaborated with renowned many great conductors such as Ion Marin, Roberto Trevino, Carlos Prieto, and David Danzmayr. As a recitalist, Marianna has performed in venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro Goldoni of Florence, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, and Weill Hall in New York. Recordings on Naxos and Fanfare Cincinnati include works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Schumann, Zárate, and Rachmaninoff.
FREE CONCERT — Seating is limited, RESERVE NOW!
BRONX PIANO SUNDAYS / During and beyond the month of March, the BxPS subseries shines a spotlight on one of Pregones/PRTT’s prized possessions: our Steinway & Sons Grand Piano acquired with support from donors and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. Stellar pianists are invited to perform works of all styles and eras on this magnificent concert hall instrument. Showtime is 3PM and admission is FREE. Donations for Earthquake Relief are welcome!
Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief for Artists / In light of damages and sustained duress resulting from seismic activity in the island, Pregones/PRTT has reignited a new round of emergency micro-grants to affected artists in Puerto Rico starting January 2020. The initiative is modeled on the success of our theater’s prior Hurricane María Relief Drive for Artists, which provided no-strings assistance to artist households on the island in 2017-2018. Tax-deductible donations are welcome at www.pregonesprtt.org, by phone at 718-585-1202, or by mail c/o Pregones/PRTT.
Sunday, March 29, 3PM – MARIANNA PRJEVALSKAYA (Classical) — Praised by critics as “a grand pianist” (Il Cittadino, Italy), Marianna has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, National Lithuanian Symphony, and collaborated with renowned conductors such as Ion Marin, Roberto Trevino, Carlos Prieto, David Danzmayr. As a recitalist, Marianna performed in venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro Goldoni of Florence, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, and Weill Hall in New York.
Her debut at Weill Hall was praised by Frank Daykin as “one of the major piano recitals of the season” and
“a stunning display of mature pianism”. (New York Concert Review, New York). Spanish critic Santi Riu complimented Marianna as a “virtuoso, impetuous, passionate and mature pianist of great musicality” (Diario Segre, Spain), and Tim Smith was “consistently impressed by Prjevalskaya ́s beauty of expression“, and asserts that she is a “pianist who has moved well beyond the hone-the-technique phase and can concentrate entirely on making music” (The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore).
Marianna is gold medalist of the 2014 New Orleans International Piano Competition, the 2013 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, and the 2011 Jaén International Piano Competition, and top prize winner of the 2013 European Piano Competition in Normandy, 2012 Panama, 2010 Sendai, 2008 Jose Iturbi, 2007 Paderewski and 2003 Dudely International Piano Competitions.
Her first CD was released by Naxos in 2012; most recent album dedicated to Rachmaninoff was released in June 2016 by Fanfare Cincinnati, and was praised by critics in the US and in Spain. Jaime Pantín writes in magazine Codalario that “her polyphonic transparency is astonishing, and her execution is of impeccable precision, clarity, virtuosity and beauty of sound.” Gary Lenco from Audiophile Audition magazine praises her for “intelligent virtuosity” and considers that “she certainly displays her capacity to make tone, evoking any number of erotic possibilities in the music, rife with harmonic color. She indulges in a rubato natural both to Chopin and Rachmaninov”. And Tim Smith writes in Baltimore Sun that: “she tackles both [works] with disarming technical assurance, all the while revealing a keen ear for subtleties of tempo and dynamics. Each work becomes a poetic novel, the “chapters” filled with fascinating detail and leading up to a richly satisfying summation.”
Born to a musical family, Marianna benefited from early lessons with her mother from age six, her principal mentor for more than eleven years. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Irina Zaritskaya and Kevin Kenner. In 2003 Marianna moved to the United States where she joined the Toradze Piano Studio at Indiana University. She also holds Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Yale School of Music, where she studied with Boris Berman. Currently Marianna is a doctoral candidate at Peabody Conservatory of Music where she studied with Boris Slutsky. She offered master classes in Colorado, Spain, Tulane University and at the New Orleans Piano Institute, and served as an adjudicator at the Open Piano Competition in London in 2012, Albacete National Piano Competition in Spain in 2014 and at the New Orleans International Piano Competition in 2016. Last year she performed and taught master classes at Iturbis International Piano Festival in Valencia and joined the piano faculty at InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy, where she will return this coming summer.