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Marianna Prjevalskaya ’10AD wins Jose Roca International Piano Competition

January 4, 2010

prjevalskaya_marianna_webAt the Jose Roca International Piano Competition in Valencia, Spain last November, Marianna Prjevalskaya won a first prize by a unanimous decision of the jury.

Prjevalskaya is currently a student of Boris Berman in the artist diploma program at the Yale School of Music. She is a laureate of many international piano competitions, such as the Paderewski International Piano Competition, the Young Artists Piano Competition in Hartford, Seoul International Piano Competition, Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia, and the Ferrol International Piano Competition, among others. Marianna has performed with the Galician Symphony Orchestra, Valencian Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony, Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Moldavia. Marianna has appeared at festivals and in venues such as Salzburg Festival at the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Festival Russo at the Academia Santa Cecilia of Rome, Bologna Festival, Norwich and Norfolk Festival in the UK, Teatro Goldoni in Florence, Chopin Museum in Palma de Mallorca, Steinway Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Yamaha Artists Services Piano Salon in New York. She has given recitals in cities such as Palermo, Warsaw, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Dudley and London. Marianna has participated in the European Piano Forum in Berlin and in summer academies at the Salzburg Mozarteum, Euro Arts Music Academy in Leipzig, and Holland International Music Sessions.

Marianna was born in 1982 and started to play the piano at the age of six. She made her debut with a symphony orchestra at the age of nine. Marianna holds a bachelor’s degree from the Royal College of Music in London, an artist diploma from Indiana University South Bend, and a master of music degree from the Yale School of Music. In 2007-08, Marianna served as a graduate fellow, teaching piano and playing chamber music at the Yale School of Music. She has studied with Irina Zaritskaya, Kevin Kenner, and Alexander Toradze.

Her first CD of Spanish Romantic chamber works have been released in 2002 by BOA recordings and future engagements include appearances in Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom.