Reference Recordings would like to congratulate Nadia Shpachenko, producers Victor and Marina A. Ledin, and recording engineer Barry Werger-Gottesman on their 2020 GRAMMY® Award for Best Classical Compendium for The Poetry of Places! Read more here: Photo by Robby Klein for the Recording Academy

I am excited and honored, and so thankful to my amazing team!!! My album “The Poetry of Places” was just nominated for two 2020 GRAMMY Awards®: Best Classical Compendium (for the whole album) and Producer of the Year, Classical (for album producers Marina and Victor Ledin). This CD features world premiere recordings of architecture-inspired works […]

An enthusiastic review of Nadia’s “The Poetry of Places” album, Peter Burwasser, Fanfare Magazine, July/August 2019 issue “As was the case with Nadia Shpachenko’s previous Reference Recordings project, Quotations and Homages, this release features a broad range of contemporary voices, with a scintillating mix of daring sound, genuine beauty, and a commodity too often missing from […]

An enthusiastic review of Nadia’s “The Poetry of Places” album, Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine, July/August 2019 issue. “The idea of reacting to spaces is the thread that snakes through this fascinating recital. Programming is clearly a strength of Shpachenko, as her disc Quotations & Homages spoke of a similarly adventurous spirit. The superbly produced booklet gives fine […]

An enthusiastic review of Nadia’s “Quotations and Homages” album Peter Burwasser, Fanfare Magazine, July/August 2018 issue “Shpachenko is a brilliant and thoughtful artist. There is a huge range of dramatic and technical effects within this collection, and she captures them all with remarkable precision and expressivity… In all, this is a most invigorating and distinctive […]

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, […]

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