Making her Ogunquit debut, Ms. Paniyeva began winning prizes as a young prodigy in Ukraine in 2002. Since that time, she has won prizes in numerous international competitions. In 2008, she was awarded first prize in the Music World International Competition in Italy, and was winner of the Voice of Music competition in Israel.
Since then, she has been awarded performance prizes from such prestigious competitions, including but not limited to: the American Fine Arts Festival in NYC, Grand Prize at the Metropolitan International Competition in NYC, the Cargill Foundation Prize in the Scottish International Competition, the George Gershwin International Competition, the Oxana Yablonskaya Piano Institute in Spain.
Her concert reviews have described her as “a sensitive player” whose “Tuileries movement displays nearly Horowitzian staccato notes at high speed” and her playing presence “holds your attention with tender regard for the music, a captivating inwardness and sense of free spontaneity.”
Liana Paniyeva Program
Mieczysław Weinberg Sonata no 4 op 56
(two movements, Allegro, Allegro)
- Mykola Lysenko: “La Rêve”
- Brahms op 76 no 1-3
- Capriccio in F# minor
- Capriccio in B minor
- Intermezzo in Ab major
- Chopin Prelude Op 28 no 13
- Chopin Ballade No 4
- Schumann sonata no 1 in f sharp minor op 11
Her international performance venues include, but are not limited to, piano festivals in Norway, Hungary, Austria, Canada, England, Syria, Italy, South Africa, Spain and Israel. Her domestic performances include multiple performances at Carnegie Hall,
and the Myra Hess concert series in Chicago.
Her formal professional education was at the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Hartt School at the University of Hartford. In 2022, she was granted the Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts U.S. residence, awarded only to artists who have attained the highest level in their field.
It is appropriate that her Friday performance precedes Sunday’s student piano recital. Based in Boston, where her studio focuses on encouraging, teaching, and mentoring promising young piano students, during the pandemic, she founded the first online Young Stars International Piano Competition for young pianists, ages 6-
14 yo. Children from all over the world submitted their recordings: Germany, Malaysia, Australia, Poland, Canada, Macedonia, Thailand, US, UK, Taiwan, Italy, India, Lithuania, and Azerbiajan.
Her planned program includes, Chopin, Brahms, Weinberg and Schumann.
Listen to Liana at lianapaniyeva.com.
OPA has performed multiple times at the Barn Gallery over the years, and is proud and grateful to be offering this concert series in this lovely place of visual beauty and wonderful acoustics. Having lost the Dunaway Auditorium to the temporary relocation of the Police Department, OPA is returning to Barn Gallery, its home away from home.
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