In April 2012, "Piano Classics" reissues a wonderful Chopin recital by Katia Skanavi, which received an “Editor’s Choice” in the British Gramophone. In addition to the piano sonata no. 2 in B flat minor op. 35 the CD contains Andante spianato et grande Polonaise brillante, in E flat major Op. 22, Berceuse in D flat major Op. 57 and the Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. Posth. Click here for more information on the label's website!
Katia Skanavi serves in the jury of this year's Vladimir Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists. It takes place in Kharkov (Ukraine) from March 20th till 27th. Find here more information about the competition.
This week Lyrinx releases a new CD with Katia Skanavi and the Brussels Philharmonic (with Michel Tabachnik) with two pieces by Rachmaninov: the Piano Concerto no. 1 and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Click here for more information!
2012 starts with exciting concerts in Spain and Russia. Katia Skanavi will play a recital with Alexander Buzlov in Gibraltar on January 25th, moving on to Pamplona where she is going to perform the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestra of Navarra on February 2nd and 3rd, rushing back to Russia to play the "Trout" Quintet at Yuri Bashmet's Festival in Sochi.
Among the pieces Katia will perform are Liszt's "Venezia e Napoli", Schumann's "Carnaval" and Bach's Italian Concerto. More information about the concert you can find here.
On August 28th, Katia Skanavi will perform at a festival called "Friends from Facebook" in Georgia. In 2011, Liana Isakadze has founded this new festival and organized a Chamber Orchestra „Virtousi of Facebook“ with musicians active in the Facebook World Network. This Festival will be held in Batumi (Georgia, Black Sea Coast ) on 25 – 28 th August, together with the existent annual Festival the „ Night Serenades“. For the Friends from Facebook willing either to attend, or stage performance at the Festival, or simply have a rest at this famous resort
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand's second largest city Christchurch on Tuesday, February 22nd. In a church a chamber music concert with Katia Skanavi was supposed to take place an Wednesday, 23rd, in aid of the Christchurch Earthquake Relief Fund. The church was completely destroyed by the earthquake, the lucky musicians were not hurt. Their thoughts go out to the families of the casualties and to all survivors of the catastrophe. The concert will be cancelled.