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An enthusiastic review of Nadia’s “Quotations and Homages” album Steven Niles, New Classic LA, 4/10/2018 “Nadia Shpachenko’s Quotations and Homages Convinces in Concept and Execution” “The genius of this album is in its effortless flow. Each work follows naturally from one to the next. Though unified by the common theme of homage, each piece is […]

An enthusiastic review of Nadia’s “Quotations and Homages” album Marc Medwin, Fanfare Magazine, July/August 2018 issue “…a superb and superbly recorded program of pieces as fresh as they are ready to pay respect to the traditions that led to their creation. … Shpachenko’s playing is everything it needs to be and more… Eras seem not […]

In depth interview in New Classic LA about Nadia Shpachenko’s upcoming concert for People Inside Electronics and new CD “Quotations and Homages”. “…LA scene regulars likely know pianist Nadia Shpachenko, whose tireless concert and recording schedule is a model to live up to. Nadia has premiered more than 60 works by Elliott Carter, George Crumb, […]

An enthusiastic review from October 21 Recital The Truth in Simple Things in Glendale Paul Muller, New Classic LA “The Truth in Simple Things” “…Piano Sonata No. 6 (2007), by Yuri Ishchenko began with a Fantasia. Its strong opening and quietly mysterious melody made for a gloomy feeling. A bit of agitation animated the texture, […]

Two wonderful reviews from Nadia’s July 23 “Quotations and Homages” concert at Art Share LA. Steven Niles, New Classic LA “Pianist Nadia Shpachenko Honors Audience in Homage-Themed Recital at Sound and Fury” “Nadia Shpachenko’s obviously masterful recital last Saturday concluded the second season of the estimable new music series, Sound and Fury Concerts on a […]

Two wonderful reviews from Nadia’s June 24 “Poetry of Places” concert at Bargemusic in New York. Harry Rolnick, “The Poetry of Places: Newly-written compositions inspired by diverse buildings” “The sextet of accomplished composers worked with solitary houses on lakeside islands, an anomalous monolith in Dhaka, the world’s oldest extant building, the complex interior of […]

A wonderful review from Nadia’s December 13 “Quotations and Homages” concert at Spectrum in New York. Harry Rolnick, “Pianist Shpachenko brings strength to wide range of living composers” “The latest example was pianist Nadia Shpachenko, nominated for a Grammy for her CD Woman at the New Piano: American Music of 2013. Coming in from […]

Woman at the New Piano just received three 58th GRAMMY® Nominations for Best Classical Compendium, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance by Nadia Shpachenko and Genevieve Feiwen Lee for Tom Flaherty’s Airdancing for Toy Piano, Piano and Electronics, and Producer of the Year, Classical for Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin! I am so grateful for […]

Critic Don Clark’s insight into works on Woman at the New Piano: “I was immediately immersed in the absorbing, colorful and animated sound world of Tom Flaherty’s “Airdancing” for Piano, Toy Piano and Electronics… Arresting, dramatic, exhilarating and sometimes briefly serene, “Airdancing” stretches the listener’s imagination and challenges the ear while being accessible and frankly […]

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