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Marianna Prjevalskaya ’10AD and Misha Namirovsky ’11MM take prizes in World Piano Competition
Marianna Prjevalskaya ’10AD won the Gold Medal in the World Piano Competition, held in Cincinnati, and Misha Namirovsky ’11MM won the third prize. Prjevalskaya’s prize includes a recording deal with Fanfare Cincinnati and a debut recital in New York.
Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1956, the World Piano Competition is America’s oldest annual piano competition for both Artists and Young Artists. Held each summer, the competition offers performance opportunities at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, educational outreach programs for elementary school students, and substantial cash prizes.
Marianna Prjevalskayaka is the winner of the 53rd Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain as well as a laureate of competitions including the 2007 Paderewski in Poland and the Panama International in 2012. She has appeared at the Minato Mirai Hall, the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum, Steinway and Weill Recital Halls. As a soloist, she has performed with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra and Panama Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Marianna studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. She holds degrees from the Royal College of Music in London, Indiana University of South Bend, and the Yale School of Music. Her new Naxos CD with works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Schumann and Zárate was released in September 2012.
Misha Namirovsky has performed as soloist in the USA, Italy, Russia, Spain, Croatia, Germany and Japan. He has collaborated with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan, Novaya Rossiya Symphony and Nizhniy Novgorod Philharmonic in Russia and has appeared at the Marlboro festival. He is a founder of ModЭTRE, a piano trio with violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Deborah Pae. Mr. Namirovsky has studied in Moscow, Israel, Germany, and the United States, and holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Yale School of Music. He is currently completing his doctorate at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Mr. Namirovsky is a prizewinner of many international competitions, including the Louisiana International Piano Competition as well as the Koscuisco and Sendai Competitions. His first album is due to be released in the summer of 2013.