Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova has performed in the world’s most famous halls, from Carnegie Hall in New York to Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow. She has played in Italy, Spain, England, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, and the United States. Her orchestral debut performing Mozart’s 23rd piano
concerto with the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava was broadcast -Live- on National Television. Recent performances include Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto and Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto in Russia.
Ms. Yefimova has been the recipient of numerous awards in national and international piano competitions, including the Artists International and the Five Towns Music & Art International Piano Competition in New York, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in South Carolina, the Hummel International Piano Competition in Slovakia, and the Kuznetsk National Piano Competition in Russia.
Ms. Yefimova graduated with honors from the Moscow State Conservatory in 1996. She came to the United States as a full-scholarship student of Dr. Arkady Aronov at Manhattan School of Music in New York, where she received her Master’s Degree in 1999, her Professional Studies diploma in 2000, and currently is a candidate in the Doctor of Musical Arts Program.
Her principal teachers include Nina Dunaeva, Yury Slesarev, Arkady Aronov and Lena Tatulian. She performed in master classes with Claude Frank, Boris
Berman, Lev Natochenny, Victor Merzhanov, Sergio Perticaroli and Eugen Indjic.
Upcoming events this year include a CD release of works by Debussy and Ravel and the commercial DVD release of Prokofiev 2nd Piano Concerto recorded live in Russia. Ms. Yefimova will be a featured artist in “Women in Music” on Canada’s Bravo TV station.