Milana Chernyavska - piano

German pianist with Ukrainian roots Milana Chernyavska has built up a remarkable career and is now one of the most significant pianists and pedagogue of our time. Many critics acclaimed her a major talent and Alfred Brendel stated “When you listen to Milana Chernyavska, you can feel what a complete happiness is.”

Milana Chernyavska has played in many significant concert halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Munich Hercules Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, St. Philharmonie de Saint Petersburg and took part in many concert tours and festivals in Europe, United States and Asia. She regularly plays at such festivals as Lucerne Festival, Piano Festival Ruhr, Salzburg Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Festival de musique du Schleswig-Holstein, Festival Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and the Schwetzingen Festival.

As a soloist she has performed with many great orchestras and played many solo recitals which were enthusiastically welcomed by the audience and press. During the Piano Festival Ruhr she received the Alfred-Brendel Prize.

In addition to her solo work, Milana Chernyavska is also very successful in chamber music. She regularly gives concerts with well-known artists such as Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili, Daniel Müller-Schott, David Garrett, Daniel Röhn, Rudens Turku, Ana de la Vega, Arabella Steinbacher, Sebastian Klinger, Maximilian Hornung, David Frühwirth, Susanna Yoko Henkel, the Vogler Quartet and Bassion Amorosa, with whom she founded the Milander Quartet . After this quartet debuted in the Munich Philharmonic Hall, journalists wrote: "Four excellent instrumental soloists found perfect cooperation. In such a short time since they started playing together, they appeared as the one of the leading chamber music ensemble”.

Milana Chernyavska has recorded over twenty CDs for well-known labels as DECCA, EMI, Sony, Naxos, Claves, Divox, Genion, Avie Records, Ars Musici, and Öhms Classics. Many of her CDs won international awards such as Diapason d'Or, BBC Music Magazine Prix, "IRR Outstanding", and the Pizzicato Super Sonic Award. She also received the most important media award in Germany - the "Echo Prize" - in the category "Classic without Borders".

As a versatile artist, she works as a piano professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. Since 2010 she has been a professor at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. Furthermore, she leads numerous international masterclasses worldwide and is an acclaimed juror at many important competitions such as ARD in Munich, Busoni in Bolzano, Mozart Competition in Salzburg, Santa Cecilia in Porto or Blüthner Golden Award in Vienna. Her students are regularly winning first prizes at prestigious competitions such as Santander, Busoni, Maria Canals, Vendom Prize, Malta Piano Competition and many others.

Milana Chernyavska studied with Irina Lipatova and Valerij Sagajdachnij at the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in her homeland, Kiev. At age 7, she played her first concert in the Great Philharmonic Hall. She completed her Master Studies at the University of Music in Munich with Prof. M. Höhenrieder and Prof. G.Oppitz. Her important musical influences and inspirations are Alfred Brendel, Ana Chumachenco and Dmitry Bashkirov. She has many artistic achievements was awarded numerous prizes at national and international competitions in Paris, Florence and Kiev. One of her biggest achievements was a cultural award from her home country - Honored Artist of Ukraine - personally presented to her by the President of the country.