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Liza Stepanova

Praised by The New York Timesfor her “thoughtful musicality” and “fleet-fingered panache,” Liza Stepanova has performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Weill and Zankel recital halls at Carnegie Hall; Alice Tully, Merkin, David Geffen, and Steinway halls in New York City, and at the Kennedy Center. She has appeared as a soloist with conductors James DePreist and Nicholas McGegan and live on WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, and WETA Washington. 2018 saw the release of Stepanova’s solo CD “Tones & Colors,” exploring connections between music and visual art. The disc, recorded in New York City with Grammy Award-winning producer Adam Abeshouse, was featured on Performance Today and lauded in the BBC Music Magazine (UK) and The Whole Note (Canada). 2018-2019 concert highlights include Rachmaninoff’s

Piano Concerto no. 3 at UGA and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in New York, chamber music tours in Germany, Canada, Mexico, and the US Midwest, an invitation to the Bard Music Festival, and solo recitals in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and in New York City at National Sawdust. Stepanova tours internationally as a founding member of the Lysander Piano Trio, winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition. She is also an avid proponent of the art song recital having studied with the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau at the Berlin University of Arts and the Hugo-Wolf-Tage festival in Austria. Since 2010, Stepanova has been on the faculty at SongFest at The Colburn School in Los Angeles and also served as the festival’s Associate Artistic Director and Piano Program Director for two years. She holds degrees from the “Hanns Eisler” Academy in Berlin, Germany (BM) and The Juilliard School (MM, DMA) where she studied with Joseph Kalichstein, Seymour Lipkin, Jerome Lowenthal, and George Sava. Following teaching positions at Juilliard and Smith College, Stepanova is currently an assistant professor of piano at the University of Georgia.