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Sophia Agranovich, pianistBiography

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About me: Sophia Agranovich, in the words of distinguished composer David Diamond, is “a musician of splendid a pianist of remarkable technical accomplishments, she is also one of the more sensitive artists who brings to her performances a percipiency and sensibility all too rare among her contemporaries... She is a singular artist and should be admired for that rare quality alone”. Jerry Dubins of the Fanfare Magazine writes: “Sophia Agranovich’s alchemy of mind-bending technical prowess and heart-melting emotional expressivity add up to one of the most glorious piano recitals this side of Elysium. Urgently recommended.”
Sophia Agranovich is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, recording artist and pedagogue. Among her venues are Lincoln Center, Kaufmann Concert Hall, and Bargemusic, all in New York City, Salle Cortot in Paris, Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv, Brandeis-Bardin University in California, Watchung Arts Center in New Jersey, Kiev Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music and Lvov State Conservatory in Ukraine. Ms. Agranovich has collaborated with internationally-renowned musicians, among who are Mark Peskanov, Shlomo Mintz, Christopher Collins Lee, Alexander Mishnaevsky, Gregory Singer, Anatole Wieck and Kathleen Supove.
A native of Ukraine, Sophia Agranovich won the All-Ukrainian Young Artists Competition at ten, being the youngest participant. Many of her concert appearances were broadcasted nationwide. Her teachers included Anna Stolarevich and prominent professor Alexander Edelman; both were peers of Vladimir Horowitz at the Kiev Conservatory in the class of Felix Blumenfeld. At fifteen, Sophia entered the Juilliard School in New York City as a full scholarship student of legendary professors Sascha Gorodnitzki and Nadia Reisenberg.
Sophia earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Juilliard while holding a Fellowship teaching and serving on a jury for Piano Minor at Juilliard, and later joined the faculty of the Town House International Music School in New York City. At the same time she won the First prize in the Bergen Philharmonic Competition. After Juilliard, Sophia began working towards her Doctorate at the Columbia University, but deferred that pursuit to raise a family.
Sophia Agranovich is an esteemed music educator. She conducts master classes and lectures, coaches professional musicians and prepares students for conservatory and university auditions. Her students have won awards in various competitions and festivals and have performed at esteemed venues. Sophia Agranovich is the Artistic Director of ‘Classicals at the Circle’ music series at the Watchung Arts Center, Program Chair of Music Educators Association of New Jersey, board member of NJMTA affiliated with MTNA, member of the various professional music organizations and is listed in the Private Teachers directory of the Juilliard School. Sophia Agranovich is a Steinway Artist.