Russian pianist Marianna
Prjevalska ya is a laureate
of international piano competitions. Only within one year she won five prizes at five international piano competitions third prize at “Paderewski” International Piano Competition in November of 2007 (Poland), first prize at Young Artists Piano Competition in Hartford in CT in 2008 (USA), sixth prize in Seoul International Piano Competition (Korea) in 2008, third prize at “Jose Iturbi” International Piano Competition in Valencia in 2008 (Spain) where she also got a special “Kawai” prize for the best Spanish contestant and third prize at Ferrol International Piano Competition also in 2008 where she also got a special prize “Gregorio Baudot” (Spain). In November of 2009 Marianna was awarded the First Prize by a unanimous decision of the jury the at Jose Roca International Piano Competition in Valencia, Spain. In March of 2010 she became prize winner of Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan and in June of 2010 she became prize winner of the prestigious Sendai International Piano Competition also in Japan.
Other prizes she has won in previous years include Second Prize at Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York in 2004, Third Prize at the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition in New York 2004, the First Prize at the Beethoven Piano Competition at the RCM in 2002 in London, Second Prize at the Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition of the Beethoven Society of Europe in London in 2002, First and unanimous Prize at Dudley International Piano Competition in 2003 in United Kingdom, the First Prize and the Gold Chappell Medal at the Gold Chappell Medal Piano Competition in London in 2003 and First Prize and a Special Prize for Musicality at Marisa Montiel Piano Competition in Linares (Spain) at the age of 14.
During her career Marianna performed with Galician Symphony Orchestra, Valencian Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony, Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Moldavia. Marianna appeared in different festivals and in venues such as during the Salzburg Festival at the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria), Festival Russo at the Academia Santa Cecilia of Rome (Italy), Bologna Festival (Italy), Norwich and Norfolk Festival (UK), Divertimento Festival in Naleczow (Poland), Teatro Goldoni in Florence, Chopin Museum in Palma de Mallorca, Steinway Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Yamaha Artists Services Piano Salon in New York. She gave recitals in cities such as Bologna, Palermo and Warsaw, and in the UK she offered recitals in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Dudley and London. Marianna was invited to participate in the European Piano Forum in Berlin as well as participated in the Summer Academies in Salzburg Mozarteum, Euro Arts Music Academy in Leipzig and Holland International Music Sessions.
Marianna was born in 1982 and started to play the piano at the age of six having her mother Tatiana Prjevalskaya as a teacher for the following 11 years. Marianna made her first debut with a symphony orchestra at the age of nine and in 1992 moved to Spain with her family, where she continued her studies. After winning a scholarship she continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London studying with Irina Zaritskaya and Kevin Kenner graduating in 2003. Later on the same year she joined Toradze Piano Studio becoming a student of Alexander Toradze at Indiana Univestiry South Bend and in 2005 moved to Yale University School of Music studying with Boris Berman. Marianna holds Bachelor of Music from the Royal College of Music in London, Artist Diploma from Indiana University of South Bend and Master of Music from Yale School of Music. From 2007 for one year Marianna served as a graduate fellow teaching piano and playing chamber music at the Yale School of Music and since September of 2009 she is on Artist Diploma Program at the Yale School of Music studying with Professor Boris Berman, being awarded the Irving S. Gilmore Scholarship.
Marianna participated in different master classes around the world with distinguished professors such as Emanuel Ax, Piotr Paleczny, Andrej Jasinski, Peter Frankl, Claude Frank, John O'Conor, Domenique Merlet and Boris Slutsky.
Her first CD of Spanish Romantic chamber works have been released in 2002 by BOA recordings and future engagements include appearances in Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom.