Nataliya Medvedovskaya is an award-winning composer, concert pianist, and songwriter, whose compositions are hailed as "significant, amazing, dramatic" (Los Angeles Times). Nataliya’s piano performances are noted for their “brilliance, dexterity and incredible dynamic control” (New York Stringer Magazine). A graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, with a double major in composition and piano performance, she moved to New York City in 2003. She won First Prize at the 1995 International Composers’ Competition of the Gartow Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia); Second Prize as a composer at the International Competition "Golden Channukia"(Berlin, 2005); "Best Classical Composition" and “Best Instrumentalist” from Indie Music Channel (Hollywood, 2015); Honorable Mention in the 14th  Billboard Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 2007 "Song of the Year" International Song Contest; Honorable Mention in the 11th Unisong International Song Contest; Honor Award at the 2006 Great American Song Contest; and Honorable Award for musicality and deep understanding of music at the "Young Virtuosi" International Piano Competition (Chechia, 1989), among others. 

 

She had a World Premiere of her commissioned  2-hour length orchestral ballet based on the "Adventures of Nils" fairytale (Maryland, 2014). Her String Quartet # 1 was performed  by St. Petersburg Quartet at Mohawk Trial Concerts (MA, 2006), Summer Mountain Festival (2005), Edinburgh Festival of Art, Music, and Animation (Scotland, 1997) as well as in Yale University, Merkin Hall and many other concert venues throughout USA and abroad. The piece was broadcast by WQXR internationally and honorably acclaimed in the Washington Post, LA Times, "St. Paul Edition", "Kalamazoo Gazette", and "Charleston Daily Mail".

 

Nataliya’s "First Snow"  for oboe, bassoon, violin and piano was performed by Poulenc Trio at the "Wall to Wall Behind the Wall" International Festival (Symphony Space, NY, 2010), An Die Music Series (MD, 2009), and was broadcast by "Classical Music Discovery" radiostation (2015).  Her String Quartet # 2 was performed  at Albuquerque Music Festival (NM, 2007), in the Museum of Fine Arts (FL, 2007), and at the Chamber America Conference (New York, NY, 2007).  Her humorous “Pantomimes” suite for clarinet and piano was premierred at the International Clarinet Convention (GA, 2006). In 2004 she composed and recorded three soundtracks for the American Film "I Will Avenge You, Iago!". She was recently chosen to be a part of the Society of Composers and Lyricists’s  prestigious New York Film Program.

 

Her piano performances were favorably reviewed at www.nyconcertreview.com and in New York Stringer Magazine. She played a piano part of 21 Rachmaninoff songs for mezzo-soprano and piano on a Mapleshade Records CD-release (2006). She is playing concerts  in Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, Bechstein Pianos, Liederkranz Concert Hall, Di Menna Center for classical music, National Opera Center, and other venues. She plays as a soloist and ensemblist at the “Master Works” and “Here and Now” concert series in Bargemusic. Her repertoire ranges from Scarlatti to contemporary music of living composers as well as her own compositions.

 

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