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Marina Lomazov

  • Pianist


Marina Lomazov has been awarded top prizes in several of the world’s major piano competitions, including Cleveland (Silver Medal), Gina Bachauer (Outstanding Female Performer), William Kapell (Carmen Sasmore Prize), and Hilton Head (First Prize). She has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops, Rochester Philharmonic, Graz Höchschulorchester, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Missouri Chamber Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic (soloist for an unprecedented five consecutive seasons), Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony, and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. She has performed in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, and Rockefeller University (New York City), Symphony Hall and Steinert Hall (Boston), Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Sundays Live Series (simulcast on KMZT), Abravanel Hall (Utah), Lyon de Opera (France), and Theatro São Pedro (Brazil). Ms. Lomazov’s California appearance as soloist with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra (October, 2005) followed engagements at the 2005 Piccolo Spoleto Festival with the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, the Bollington Festival Orchestra in England, and recitals at the University of Houston and the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music in Tucson.

Before immigrating to the United States in 1990, Marina studied at the Kiev Conservatory where she became the youngest First Prize Winner at the all-Kiev Piano Competition. Dr. Lomazov holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, the latter bestowing upon her the highly coveted Artist’s Certificate – an honor the institution has not given a pianist for nearly two decades. Her principal teachers include Natalya Antonova, Barry Snyder, and Jerome Lowenthal.

Ms. Lomazov is a frequent guest artist at music festivals at the U.S. and abroad, including the Moulin d’Andé Arts Festival (France), Northwest Piano Festival (OR), Wassermann Piano Festival (UT), Grand Teton Music Festival (WY), and the Brevard Music Festival (NC). She has been featured on the "Bravo" Canada cable channel, and her live performances are broadcast regularly on pubic radio stations including such programs as NPR’s "Performance Today", "Young Artist Showcase" on New York’s WQXR, "Morning pro musica" and "Classics in the Morning" on Boston’s WGBH, and the Dame Myra Hess concert series on Chicago’s WFMT. In 2007 Centaur Records will release Ms. Lomazov’s debut CD of music by Rodion Shchedrin.

Currently Ms. Lomazov is Assistant Professor of Piano on the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Music, where she is also the Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival as well as serving on the artist faculty at the Brevard Music Center in NC. The Hilton Head International Piano Competition in South Carolina has invited Ms. Lomazov to be a juror for their 2008 competition to be held in March.