Liza Stepanova, piano
Tones and Colors
Admission is FREE
Pianist Liza Stepanova presents the program from her new CD exploring connections between music and visual art. The program will feature art-inspired piano works by Granados, Turina, Debussy, Bach, Wagner-Liszt, Ligeti, and more.
Praised by The New York Times for her "thoughtful musicality" and "fleet-fingered panache," Liza Stepanova has performed as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra and Southwest German Philharmonic with conductors James DePreist and Nicholas McGegan in venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Weill and Zankel Recital Halls at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully and David Geffen halls at Lincoln Center in New York, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She also tours internationally as a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Highlights of the 2017-18 season include performances at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, the Kravis Center in Palm Beach, at the Resonant Bodies Festival in New York City, at Princeton and Florida State Universities, and the release of several new CDs. A champion of new music, Stepanova has premiered works by Jennifer Higdon and Libby Larsen, and has worked with William Bolcom, John Harbison, and Gabriela Lena Frank. Also a committed art song recitalist, she has been on the faculty of Songfest at The Colburn School in Los Angeles since 2010 where she also served as Associate Artistic Director for two years. A graduate of the "Hanns Eisler" Academy in Berlin, Germany (BM) and The Juilliard School (MM, DMA), she has taught at Juilliard and Smith College and is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. Website: www.liza-stepanova.com