Marianna Prjevalskaya '07MM, '10AD just won Second Prize and Audience Prize at the Panama International Piano Competition. First Prize was not awarded.
As the winner of the competition, she performed Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, with the National Symphony Orchestra after the award ceremony.
The competition, which takes place every two years at the Teatro Nacional in Panama City, was held October 16–23, 2012. The event is open to candidates of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 30.
Prjevalskaya's other awards include first prize and the Gold Medal at the 2011 Jaen International Piano Competition, first prize and the special prize for the best performance of Baroque/Classical composition at 2010 Albacete National Piano Competition, first prize at 2009 Jose Roca International Piano Competition, first prize at Gold Chappell Medal Piano Competition, first prize at 2003 Dudley International Piano Competition, and first prize at the Marisa Montiel Piano Competition. Marianna has appeared at an enormous amount of festivals and prestigious venues including the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Festival Russo in Rome, Bologna Festival (Italy), Norwich and Norfolk Festival (UK), Steinway Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Yamaha Artists Services Piano Salon in New York. She studied with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music, and with Alexander Toradze, Irina Zaritskaya, Kevin Kenner, and Tatiana Prjevalskaya. Marianna holds degrees from the Yale School of Music, Indiana University, and the Royal College of London.