Moriah Mason / Staff Writer
Ukrainian-American pianist, Marina Lomazov, will perform at Samford on Feb. 20 in Brock Recital Hall from 7:30-9 p.m.
According to the Samford Arts Calendar, Lomazov is a piano professor at the Eastman School of Music in New York and she currently serves as chair for the National Panelist for Young Arts.
“Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today,” her website states.
Thanks to her talent and skill, she has performed in many states and countries such as North America, South America, China, England, France and Germany, among others.
Throughout her career, she has won prizes in different competitions including prizes in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, William Kapell International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and Hilton Head International Piano Competition.
Before immigrating to the United States in 1990, Lomazov studied at the Kiev Conservatory. When she came to the U.S., she earned degrees from Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music. She also has been taught by Natalya Antonova, Jerome Lowenthal and Barry Snyder. Lomazov is also a member of the Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo.
“The duo garnered significant attention as Second Prize winners at the Sixth Biennial Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists (2005), the only national duo piano competition in the United States at that time,” her website states. “As advocates of modern repertoire for duo piano, they have given premieres of numerous works across the United States, including several works written specifically for them.”
Lomazov will be appearing as a guest judge for the Morris Piano Competition, which will take place at Samford on Feb.19 from 3-6 p.m. There is no cost for the recital. For more information about Lomazov, her career, her albums and other upcoming performances, visit http://marinalomazov.com/.