MARINA RADIUSHINA, pianist
Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Radiushina is described as a “virtuoso whose playing is distinguished by rare depth of interpretation and understanding of style” and a “pianist with enormous temperament and maturity.” Marina made her debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Valery Gergiev in February 2012 appearing at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Theatre Des Champs-Elysee in Paris. Recent highlights have included performances at the Salzburg and Rotterdam Festivals With Valery Gergiev, Carnegie Hall with Sir Simon Rattle, David Robertson and Pablo Heras-Casado, Mariinsky Theater with Tugan Sokhiev, appearances with Munich and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras, a recording project with the Brno Philharmonic, and chamber music performances with the members of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Israel and Carnegie Hall Ensemble at the Suntory Hall in Japan. Currently Marina is a member of Carnegie Hall's resident chamber group, Ensemble ACJW, performing to sold-out houses in some of the most prestigious venues of New York City.
Marina is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the prestigious Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev. She has appeared to critical acclaim in various venues in Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Brazil and the United States. She was also named laureate of the following competitions and festivals: Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition in Kharkov, Virtuosi-2000 International Festival in Saint-Petersburg, the International Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania, Corpus Christi International Music Competition, Arthur Rubinstein International Competition in Bydgosch, Poland, Bradshaw& Buono International Piano Competition, USA. Other prizes include the winner of the University of Miami Concerto Competition and the winner of the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition.
Radio/television broadcasts have included New York’s WQXR 32 Beethoven Sonatas Marathon, National Ukrainian Radio and TV, National Hungarian Radio, National TV of Brazil, Classical Radio Station in South Florida and Cleveland’s WCLV 104.9 FM. Radio/television broadcasts have included New York’s WQXR 32 Beethoven Sonatas Marathon, National Ukrainian Radio and TV, National Hungarian Radio, National TV of Brazil, Classical Radio Station in South Florida and Cleveland’s WCLV 104.9 FM.
Marina has benefited from personal guidance of such celebrated musicians as Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, David Finkel, William Preucil and Andre Watts. She holds degrees from Odessa Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a DMA from the University of Miami, where she studied under Sergei Babayan, Ivan Davis, and Alexander Bugaevsky.
Radiushina was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and now divides her time between two cities she loves – New York and Miami. In Miami she serves on the faculty of the Florida International University, performs with the critically acclaimed ensemble Pulse and is the co-founder and artistic director the newly formed Miami Chamber Music Society and the artistic director of the Mainly Mozart Festival in Miami.