New CD coming on January 19, 2018!

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New Album: Tones & Colors

Release Date: January 19, 2018

Concert Artists Guild Records

Music inspired by visual art, spanning the centuries between Bach and Ligeti.

EXCERPT FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

New York, NY – Pianist Liza Stepanova, praised by The New York Times for her “thoughtful musicality” and “fleet-fingered panache,” announces the January 19, 2018 release of her album Tones & Colors on Concert Artists Guild Records. This collection showcases the cross-pollination between visual and aural media through 13 pieces of music, spanning the centuries between Bach and Ligeti, inspired by paintings, drawings, and sculptures. The CD includes works by Enrique Granados, Maurice Ohana, Joaquín Turina, Fanny Hensel, Bohuslav Martinů, Claude Debussy, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Crumb, György Ligeti, Lyonel Feininger, Leopold Godowsky, each paired with a piece of visual art.

Recorded in July 2016 in New York City with Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Adam Abeshouse.

Watch a video of Liza Stepanova performing Granados’ El Pelele

READ MORE ABOUT THE TONES & COLORS PROJECT, FOLLOW LINKS FOR ART, AND MORE

Posted on November 27, 2017 .

Washington Post Review

The Washington Post offers a splendid review of a recent concert with the Lysander Trio at The Smithsonian Steinway Series:

...the pianist, Liza Stepanova, could not have played more eloquently to this [restored Steinway Grand]’s richly voiced strengths, balancing crystal-clear articulation, rock-solid authority and a very Russian sense of rhapsody in her phrasing... It’s not often that a chamber performance makes a listener long to hear all the ensemble members in the big-concerto repertoire, but this one certainly did.
— Joe Banno for The Washington Post
Posted on July 13, 2016 .

WQXR Chopin Marathon

Stepanova performs Chopin's ground-breaking Variations on La ci darem la mano, op. 2 in an all-day marathon offered by WQXR at The Greene Space in New York City alongside today’s brightest piano virtuosos. The event was streamed live. Watch Stepanova's performance here:

Posted on June 27, 2016 .