“Pianist Irina Nuzova turned in an utterly beguiling performance…” (The Washington Post), “intensity of feeling” (La Nazione, Italy) and “profound interpretation” (Il Resto del Carlino, Bologna).
Irina Nuzova has appeared in recital as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and South America. In Europe, she has performed in the Amici della Musica concert series in Florence, at the Teatro Massima in Catania, Italy; the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg; the Moscow Conservatory, and in the Netherlands. In the United States, she appeared among others at the Phillips Collection and the National Gallery in Washington D.C., Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York, the Brooklyn Public Library; and in chamber music recitals at the Rhode Island Chamber Music Concert Series and at the Shandelee Music Festival, in St. Paul’s Music in the Park Series and the Gardner Museum in Boston. Ms. Nuzova has also appeared in live radio interviews and performances in Boston, Chicago (WFMT), Philadelphia, and Washington DC; and was interviewed by Fred Child in Performance Today — a nationally syndicated program.
She has collaborated with such musicians as Wendy Warner, Sophie Shao, Dmitry Berlinsky, Julie Albers, Ami Aznavoorian, and ensembles such as Calefax Reed Quintet, Aviv and Attacca string quartets. Ms. Nuzova was invited to perform and curate a concert at the National Gallery of Art dedicated to Women’s History Month.
Ms. Nuzova is a native of Moscow, Russia. She made her debut with the Omsk Philharmonic at the age of 14. She studied at the Gnessin Academy of Music under the guidance of Alexander Satz before moving to the United States. Nuzova continued her musical education at the Manhattan School of Music with Lev Natochenny, and at Juilliard where her teachers were Oxana Yablonskaya and Jerome Lowenthal. To further herself as a musician she worked in the cello studio of Harvey Shapiro at Juilliard and pursued private studies with pianists Jean-Bernard Pommier, Eteri Andjaparidze, and Vladimir Feltsman. Nuzova earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford, Connecticut).
Nuzova is the recipient of the Bruce Hungerford Award at the Young Concert Artist Auditions in New York, and has won top prizes in competitions such as the Vincenzo Bellini and Citta di Senigallia International Competitions in Italy; and the Beethoven Piano Sonata International Competition in Memphis, Tennessee. As a chamber musician, she has won top prizes at the Vittorio Gui and the Premio Trio di Trieste International Chamber Music Competitions in Italy.
Ms. Nuzova regularly gives lecture recitals and Master Classes at schools and festivals. Together with Wendy Warner Ms. Nuzova served as a Duo-in-Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago. Ms. Nuzova recently was appointed to the piano faculty at the Special Music School in New York.
For the past two summers Nuzova has taught and performed at the Interharmony International Music Festival and the Summit International Music Festival in Purchase, NY. Last summer Ms.Nuzova was teaching and performing in Prague, Czech Republic.
Mrs. Nuzova is a member of the Camerata Phillips – an ensemble in residence at the Phillips Collection Gallery in Washington DC. She also serves regularly as a jury panelist.