World Piano Competition : Gold winner Marianna Prjevalskaya of Spain performs during The World Piano Competition in the final round in the Corbett Auditorium Theater at the College Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati campus. Courtesy of Enquirer Media.

World Piano Competition : Gold winner Marianna Prjevalskaya of Spain performs during The World Piano Competition in the final round in the Corbett Auditorium Theater at the College Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati campus. Courtesy of Enquirer Media.

CCM proudly presents 2013 World Piano Competition Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, as part of the fifth annual Bearcat Piano FestivalTickets for this performance are on sale now.

This concert marks the first time in the history of the World Piano Competition that the winner is presented in a public recital. You can listen to CCM Piano Department Chair Awadagin Pratt speak to the novelty of this exciting performance courtesy of Cincinnati Public Radio here.

Prjevalskaya will perform Debussy’s Preludes Book II, along with the following works by Rachmaninoff:

  • Etude-Tableau in D Minor, Op. 33, No. 4
  • Variations on a Theme by Corelli, Op. 42
  • Etude-Tableau in C-sharp Minor, Op. 33, No. 8
  • Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 32, No. 13

About Marianna Prjevalskaya
Winner of the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati 2013, Panama International Piano Competition 2012 and Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain 2011, Prjevalskaya is also a laureate of numerous international piano competitions of great importance such as the 2007 “Paderewski” International Piano Competition in Poland, the 2008 Seoul International Piano Competition, the 2008 “Jose Iturbi” International Piano Competition in Valencia, the 2010 Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, the 2010 Sendai International Piano Competition in Japan and the 2013 European Piano Competition in Normandy.

Prjevalskaya has appeared at important venues at different festivals such as the Minato Mirai Hall of Yokohama in Japan during the International Piano Concert Festival, at the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum in Salzburg during the Salzburg Festival, Festival Russo at the Accademia Santa Cecilia of Rome, Bologna Festival, Norwich and Norfolk Festival in the United Kingdom, Divertimento Festival in Poland. She also gave performances at Teatro Goldoni in Florence, Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Steinway Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Yamaha Artists Services Piano Salon in New York. She has offered recitals dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Chopin´s death at the Chopin Museum in Valdemossa in Palma de Mallorca, as well as recitals dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Chopin´s birth in Foundation Eutherpe in León and at the Music Festival “Caro Chopin” in Monza, Italy.

As a soloist, Prjevalskaya has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphonic Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Granada Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Takamatsu Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra and Panama Symphony Orchestra.

Born in 1982, Prjevalskaya started to play the piano at the age of six, having her mother Tatiana Prjevalskaya as her teacher for the following eleven years. Prjevalskaya made her first debut with a symphony orchestra at the age of nine and in 1992 moved to Spain with her family. After winning a scholarship from Foundation Pedro Barrie de la Maza, she continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London studying with Irina Zaritskaya and Kevin Kenner graduating in 2003. That same year she joined Toradze Piano Studio becoming a student of Alexander Toradze at Indiana University South Bend. In 2005 she continued her studies with Boris Berman at Yale University School of Music. Currently Marianna is Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Professor Boris Slutsky at Peabody Conservatory of Music. Prjevalskaya holds Bachelor of Music from the Royal College of Music, Artist Diploma from Indiana University of South Bend, Master of Music and Artist Diploma from Yale School of Music.

Prjevalskaya is also the Artistic Director of the Open Piano Competition where she also served as a jury member of the 2012 edition. Her new Naxos CD with works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Schumann and Zárate was released in 2012. Her new recording project will be released by Fanfare Cincinnati, an album dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Performance Time
7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8

Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to this Guest Artist performance are $15 for general admission, $10 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at

Parking and Directions
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