Marina Lomazov
Artist biography

Marina Lomazov

Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano,” acclaimed Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov is a professor at the Eastman School of Music and has performed extensively on four continents.


Marina Lomazov

Praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” (The Salt Lake City Tribune), “a mesmerizing risk-taker” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), and “simply spectacular” (Chicago International Music Foundation) Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov has established herself as one of the most passionate and charismatic performers on the concert scene today. Following prizes in the Cleveland, William Kapell, Gina Bachauer, and Hilton Head international piano competitions, Ms. Lomazov has given performances throughout North America, South America, China, Japan, Europe, and in nearly all fifty U.S. states

Marina Lomazov has given debuts in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Kiev. She has performed as soloist with the Boston Pops, Rochester Philharmonic, Eastman Philharmonia, Chernigov Philharmonic (Ukraine), KUG Orchester Graz (Austria), Bollington Festival Orchestra (England), and South Carolina Philharmonic, to name a few. The New York Times hailed a recent performance as “dazzling,” and Talk Magazine Shanghai described her playing as “a dramatic blend of boldness and wit.”

In recent seasons, Lomazov has performed extensively in China, and she is a frequent guest at music festivals in the U.S. and abroad. She has recorded for the Albany, Centaur and Innova labels; the American Record Guide lauded her album of Rodion Shchedrin for its “breathtaking virtuosity.” She has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today”, the “Bravo” cable channel and WNYC’s “Young Artist Showcase” and her recordings have been broadcast more than 100 times by WNYC and WQXR in New York, WFMT in Chicago and WBGH in Boston.

Before immigrating to the United States in 1990, Marina studied at the Kiev Conservatory where she became the youngest First Prize Winner at the all-Kiev Piano Competition. Ms. Lomazov holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, the latter bestowing upon her the highly coveted Artist’s Certificate – an honor the institution had not given a pianist for nearly two decades. Her principal teachers include Natalya Antonova, Jerome Lowenthal and Barry Snyder. Also active as a chamber musician, Lomazov has performed widely as a member of the Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo. The duo garnered significant attention as Second Prize winners at the Sixth Biennial Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists (2005), the only national duo piano competition in the United States at that time. As advocates of modern repertoire for duo piano, they have given premieres of numerous works across the United States, including several works written specifically for them.

Ms. Lomazov is a Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music. She has served as jury member of the Cleveland (Young Artists), Hilton Head, Eastman, and Minnesota international piano competitions, as well as the National Federation Biennial Young Artist Auditions, and is currently serving as a chair for National Classical Music Panel for YoungArts. For 17 years, she served on the faculty of University of South Carolina. Together with her husband and piano duo partner Joseph Rackers, she co-founded and serves as Co-Artistic Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival in Columbia, SC.

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