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Natalya Lundtvedt, piano
February 28, 2017
Natalya Lundtvedt, piano

J.S. Bach – F. Busoni: Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004

Franz Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 664

Benjamin Belew: Enchanted Serenade

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Natalya Lundtvedt is a native of Minsk, Belarus. She began her piano studies at age 6. In Minsk, she studied at Glinka State Music Vocational College and Belarus State Academy of Music, graduating with honors. In 2001, she was awarded a full scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied under Professor Mack McCray and earned a Master in Musical Arts degree in 2003. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009 while she studied under Professor Vitaly Margulis.

She has participated in competitions and was awarded honors at the Belarus Liszt National Competition, Minsk, Belarus in 1994. In 1997, she became a laureate at Milosh Magin International Piano competition in Paris, France. In 2003, she was awarded First Prize in the Young Artist Award competition in California. In 2007, she earned Second Prize at the Russian School Piano Festival Competition in Freiburg, Germany. In 2009, she participated in two competitions where she won First Prize in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, and a special prize for the Best Performance of a Contemporary Piece in the Gabala International Piano Competition in Azerbaijan.

Her performances in festivals includes the International Piano Festival at Mannes College of Music in New York, Music at Rowan University Festival in New Jersey, Northern Lights Music Festival in Minnesota, Russian School Piano Festival in Freiburg, Germany, and Pine Musica Festival in Imola, Italy. She has performed with the Belarus Philharmonic Society, the Belarus Symphony, the Russian Chamber Orchestra, and San Francisco Concerto Orchestra. Her soloist career also includes performances in Fest der Innenhofe concert series in Germany, the Mozart & Company concert series in Los Angeles, Apollo Arts concert series in Northern California, and in San Francisco area performances with Noontime Concerts series, Old First Concerts series, and First Sundays Concerts series. She is also a performing artist with Steinway Society of the Bay Area. In May 2009, she made her successful debut at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, New York.

Her piano competition judging experience includes the 2013 MTAC Piano Concerto Solo Competition, and the 2013 Bay Area Music Association’s Summer Music Legacy Open Competition. She is invited to judge the 2014 Young Pianist Beethoven Competition at San Jose State University and the 2014 MTAC Piano Concerto Solo Competition. Natalya is a faculty member at Lena Grozman Piano School, and is currently teaching at Heald College as an adjunct professor.