'Staggeringly passionate playing.'
Described as a ‘virtuoso story-teller of the piano’ (Le Courrier), Maria Razumovskaya has performed extensively across the United Kingdom including the Pittville Pump Rooms for the Cheltenham Festival, St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’ Piccadilly, Jacqueline du Pre Concert Hall, the Holywell Rooms. Abroad her performances include Piano City Milano, and international festivals in France, Germany and repeat invitations to play across Switzerland, including the Lavaux Classique Festival alongside Nikolai Lugansky, Marc-Andre Hamelin and Piotr Anderszewski.
Her live performances have been recorded and broadcast on RTS, Espace 2, Radio Orefo, and BBC Radio 3 where she was selected as part of their highly coveted ‘BBC Introducing’ scheme. Her performances and interviews for the primetime ‘In Tune’ programme have been featured as highlights in Radio 3's ‘Performing Miracles’ series).
Her interest in giving performances which aim to narrate the autobiographic, psychological inner-world of the composer is supported by an intellectual integrity which she brings to her intensely emotional performance style.
Razumovskaya’s debut disc, Liszt B Minor Piano Sonata and Other Works (Malachite), recorded by Tony Faulkner, was received with critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Liszt Disque Grand Prix. Further recordings including the works of Busoni, Liszt, CPE Bach and Rachmaninov.
Passionate about encouraging audiences to share in her curiosity for the stories behind the music and its makers, Razumovskaya's writings include a monograph on the legendary pianist and pedagogue Heinrich Neuhaus (Boydell & Brewer), book chapters (Indiana University Press), and articles for academic journal and the wider press including BBC Music, International Piano, Pianist and several other publications.
Maria Razumovskaya received her pianistic training in the class of Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating with Distinction and several prizes. She furthered her studies with Professor Dmitri Alexeev as an Arts and Humanities Research Council doctoral scholar at the Royal College of Music.
She is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a lecturer at the City Literary Institute, and guest faculty at several international music academies and festivals.
Maria Razumovskaya is a Steinway Artist.
'A story-teller of the piano... A young virtuoso who is consumed by need to communicate the most profound meaning of the works she plays.'
Le Courrier, Switzerland