Viviana Sofronitsky
Full Biography
Viviana Sofronitsky is a Russian-Canadian fortepianist, one of the world’s leading performers specializing in Classical and Romantic music. Her concerts captivate audiences as well-known pieces reveal the most colourful and telling effects once available to classical and romantic composers. Her collection of top-quality new pianos includes Mozart’s and Beethoven’s favorites Walter and Stein, Schubert’s Graf, Chopin’s Pleyel and Liszt’s Boisselot. Her recent London Wigmore Hall performance with 5 pianos on stage was acclaimed as a “revelation”.

Viviana began her music studies in her family, following in the footsteps of her father, Vladimir Sofronitsky, the distinguished Russian pianist. After earning a DMA from the Moscow Conservatory she studied early music in Oberlin, US. In 1999 Viviana Sofronitsky received historical fortepiano and harpsichord performance degrees from the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag.

Viviana Sofronitsky was awarded the First Prize at the Bach Tage Berlin competition, as well as main prizes at the Musica Antiqua competition at the MAFestival in Brugges. She performed at leading festivals and concert halls, including Wigmore Hall in London, Printemps des Arts in Nantes, Leipzig Bach Festival, Flanders Festival, the Handelsbeurs and de Bijloke in Gent, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Tage Alte Musik Berlin and Klang und Raum in Germany, and Triphony Sumida hall in Japan, amongst others.

Viviana Sofronitsky gives masterclasses, lectures, is a member of jury in international competitions and has featured often in European and American broadcasts. She has recorded with “Avi”, “ETCetera” and "Pro Musica Camerata” (complete Mozart concertos), as well as “Centaur“,"Suoni e colori", "Globe", and "Passacaille. Among her recent recordings are complete piano and cello works of Mendelssohn and Chopin with Sergei Istomin as well as solo works by Schubert on early romantic fortepiano.  Her current projects include Chopin solo works on copy of his favourite Pleyel and Liszt on a copy of Liszt’s favourite personal fortepiano. Viviana Sofronitsky lives in Europe from where she is travelling worldwide with her fortepianos.

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