Born in Moscow, Katia Skanavi has been impressing audiences, critics and fellow performers alike with her vibrant pianism and sensitive musicality. A former finalist at the Van Cliburn competition, she is a favorite partner of musicians like Leonidas Kavakos, Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer, both as a soloist with the Salzburg Camerata, Moscow Soloists, Kremerata Baltica and a chamber music partner.

She is appreciated for a rich and vivid tonal palette and a virtuosity which is connected to intuitive and thoughtful interpretation.
Katia has appeared at various European festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron, Lockenhaus, Schubertiade among many others.

European engagements included her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester with Arvo Part' s Credo, Theatre des Champs- Elysees with the Orchestre National de France and Kurt Masur performing Tchaikovsky Concerto N 3, which resulted in an immediate re-invitation, performances with Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Sir Yehudi Menuhin…

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