Guest Artist - Yana Reznik
With charm and elegance, Russian-born Yana Reznik is not only a pianist, but an ambassador and entrepreneur with an inspiring message. Yana’s passionate performances and captivating storytelling had won the hearts of thousands on her 2012-2013 “Live on Stage” American tour. Becoming known as the “Pianist with a Voice” Yana breaks the boundaries of the expected and creates innovative programs to bring classical music to a broader, younger audience.
Michael Walsh of Time Magazine wrote of her that “having heard every great pianist active since 1971, including Horowitz, Rubinstein, and Serkin, I can confidently say that Ms. Reznik is determined to follow in their footsteps; indeed, think of her as a young Martha Argerich and you will have some idea of the experience that lies in store for you.”
In 2011 Yana was named an honorary “Artist of the Year” by Roland Corporation, US. In 2010 Yana was invited to be a soloist and an actress with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Toyota Concert Series at Disney Hall. A winner of the Artists International Competition, Ms. Reznik gave a sold-out Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Debut in New York in 2004. As the only classically endorsed pianist for Roland Corporation US, Yana has presented the World Premier concert of V-Piano Grand at Zipper Hall (Los Angeles) and Lincoln Center (New York) in March 2011. In addition to solo appearances with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, San Bernandino Symphony, Redlands Bowl Orchestra, the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra and Concert Symphony Orchestra, the Torrance Symphony Orchestra and the Stanford Wind Ensemble, she has performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Santiago’s Gabriela Mistral and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Zipper, Thayer and Steinway Halls in Los Angeles, and has as well been presented by the Jacaranda, Los Angeles Bach Festival, the Maestro Foundation, Laguna Beach Live, Sundays Live at Four (KUSC), the Sunset Series in Los Gatos, Classical Underground, the Colburn Chamber Music Series, the Huntington Arts Festival in New York, Classical Music Encounters of Orange County and the Western Society of Chamber Music to name a few. In 2008, as a Founder and Artistic Director of the Southern California Brahms Festival, Ms. Reznik performed the complete piano chamber works of Johannes Brahms.
An active collaborator, Yana is a guest artist with the Gold Coast Chamber Players in San Francisco and often performs with the members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet, Colburn Conservatory and USC faculty to name a few.