The Composer, Virtuoso Pianist and Prodigy
Angela Zanevsky is a young Russian composer and a pianist. Angela is widely considered as one of the few virtuoso pianists of our times, performing the most complex music of F. Liszt, F. Chopin and S. Rachmaninoff and, as a composer, the exceptional representative of Romanticism in our times. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky- Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Kalinnikov and other Slavic composers gave way to a personal style notable for its song-like melodicism, expressiveness and her use of rich orchestral colors. The piano is featured prominently in Angela Zanevsky’s compositional output, and through her own skills as a performer she explored the limitless expressive possibilities of the instrument. At the age of 4, Angela discovered her love and passion for the piano and began playing in solitude. The word about her amazing talent spread quickly. Passionate classical music lovers and patrons of the arts flew from everywhere in hopes of hearing her live. Besides attending the conservatory as a performer, she continued writing music in solitude, as it turned out to be the most suitable way for her musical personality. Angela realized early that in order to keep her originality intact, she must not be influenced with issues related to the conventional interpretation and technical execution of her own musical compositions. Her compositional style is eminent for permeation with endless mesmerizing melodies and unfathomable progressions of heart wrenching harmonic modulations, a magical tale of abysmal melancholy ultimately emerging into the triumphal exhilaration.
Zanevsky gave her first significant solo concert with an orchestra at the age of 9, playing the Concerto for the Piano and Orchestra No. 5 of Johann Sebastian Bach in F-Minor with Russia’s National Symphony Orchestra. As a child, she was deeply moved by the impeccable unsurpassed performances of Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who devoted his entire talent and passion to performing compositions of J.S. Bach. Other pianists mentioned by Angela in numerous interviews she gave to the reporters and journalists, those who influenced her playing were American great virtuoso pianist Earl Wild, who is famed for the incredible technique, and the Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini, who is mostly famous for the evenness and beautiful quality of the sound and passion, especially in his playing of compositions by Frederik Chopin.
The Laureate of over 30 international piano competitions, Angela Zanevsky ranks among world’s finest pianists of all times. She is famed for possessing a clean and virtuosic technique combined with unearthly, colossal, penetrating, nourishing and satisfying passion.
Angela Zanevsky graduated Saint-Petersburg Conservatory with top honors, Red Diploma and Gold Medal. In 2010, she received the Certificate of Merit from the Accademia Chigiana in Sienna, Italy. In 2013, she graduated with top honors from Southern Methodist University, in Texas, Meadows School of the Arts, where she was the winner of a "Piano Concerto Competition." She is the First Prize winner of the “Premio Franco Alfano” International Competition (Italy). Third Prize winner of the Chopin International Competition (Estonia). Fifth Prize winner of the Prokofiev International Competition (Kazakhstan). Third Prize winner of the “Citta di Cantu” International Competition (Italy). Second Prize winner of the Paul Badura-Skoda International Piano Competition (Spain). In 2009 she gave private concert for The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Konstantinovsky Palace.
Angela Zanevsky, Piano’s tracks