Born in Moscow, Katia Skanavi has been impressing audiences, critics and fellow performers alike with her vibrant pianism and sensitive musicality. A former finalist at the Van Cliburn competition, she is a favorite partner of musicians like Leonidas Kavakos, Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer, both as a soloist with the Salzburg Camerata, Moscow Soloists, Kremerata Baltica and a chamber music partner.
She is appreciated for a rich and vivid tonal palette and a virtuosity which is connected to intuitive and thoughtful interpretation.
Katia has appeared at various European festivals including La Roque d’Anthéron, Lockenhaus, Schubertiade among many others.
European engagements included her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester with Arvo Part' s Credo, Theatre des Champs- Elysees with the Orchestre National de France and Kurt Masur performing Tchaikovsky Concerto N 3, which resulted in an immediate re-invitation, performances with Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Sir Yehudi Menuhin and many years of collaboration with Maestro Jaap van Zweden.
Her most notable American engagements included recitals in New York, Ravinia and Washington and performances with the Symphony Orchestras of Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis and San Francisco.
Katia Skanavi toured Australia with a three-week national recital tour for Musica Viva. She “brought the house down” (The West) and prompted the critic from The Australian to describe her as having “…an exceptionally refined sense of musical discourse. Skanavi brings a purposeful concentration to every note she plays, and the… Read more