Maria Razumovskaya, piano
Described as a ‘virtuoso story-teller of the piano’ (Le Courrier), Steinway Artist Maria Razumovskaya has performed extensively across the United Kingdom and internationally. Her most recent notable appearances include the coveted BBC Introducing Showcase at the Pittville Pump Rooms for the Cheltenham Festival, St. John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly, Jacqueline du Pre Concert Hall, the Holywell Rooms, Piano City Milano, and repeat invitations to play across Switzerland, including the Lavaux Classique Festival alongside Nikolai Lugansky, Marc-Andre Hamelin and Piotr Anderszewski. Her live performances have been recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 where she was selected as part of their highly coveted ‘BBC Introducing’ scheme (including performances and interviews for the ‘In Tune’ program and featured as highlights in their ‘Performing Miracles’ series), and RTS Espace 2. Her interest in giving performances which aim to narrate the autobiographic, psychological inner-world of the composer is supported by an intellectual integrity which she brings to her intensely emotional performance style. Bringing together performance and research she has undertaken nationwide recital tours including ‘In & Out of Time’ which was supported by Arts Council England. Razumovskaya’s debut disc, Liszt B Minor Piano Sonata and Other Works (Malachite), recorded by Tony Faulkner, was received with critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Liszt Disque Grand Prix. 2017 marked the release of a further recording including the works of Busoni, Liszt, CPE Bach and Rachmaninov.
Maria Razumovskaya received her pianistic training in the class of Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and furthered her studies with Professor Dmitri Alexeev as an Arts and Humanities Research Council doctoral scholar at the Royal College of Music. She is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and teaches at Morley College and the City Literary Institute.
‘Razumovskaya’s exquisite touch, kaleidoscope of ever changing emotions... is set against a sublime poetic vision. […] thrilling and full of unrestrained power.’ The Classical Reviewer
‘Sensitive lyricism, security [and] a fine sense of dramatic tension […] a mastery with every phrase and sentence in place.’ American Record Guide