“... with an exceptionally refined sense of musical discourse, Skanavi brings a purposeful concentration to every note she plays. The intensity of her interpretations is utterly compelling.”
Pianist Katia Skanavi’s combination of Greek-Russian cultural roots and Central European musical traditions results in music-making with a unique blend of spontaneity, intuition and erudition.
A Greek citizen born in the former Soviet Union, Skanavi is based in Moscow and Berlin. Equally active as a soloist and chamber music partner, she has appeared worldwide with conductors such as James Conlon, Kurt Masur, Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Jaap van Zweden. Skanavi collaborated with the major orchestras in Russia, and internationally with the DSO Berlin, Salzburg Camerata, Kremerata Baltica, Orchestre National de France, as well as with the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Tokyo. She has presented recital programs in Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Vienna…Read more