About This Performance
“Natasha Paremski outdid herself, tossing off diabolically complex passages as if they were child’s play (they are not!),” said the Chicago Tribune. Striking and dynamic performances, lyrical range and flawless technique are a few of the frequent descriptions you’ll read of this thrilling artist, who returns after opening the 2019–20 season.
CHOPIN: Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60; Mazurka, Op. 63, Nos. 1, 2 & 3; Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
ADÈS: Three Mazurkas, Op. 27
PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
HYUNG-KI JOO: Chandeliers
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and powerful, flawless technique.
Natasha is a regular return guest of many major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, notably Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom she has performed every year since 2008. She also has toured with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica in Latvia, Benelux, the United Kingdom and Austria as well as appearances with National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in Taipei.
A passionate chamber musician, Natasha is a regular recital partner of Grammy winning cellist Zuill Bailey, with whom she has recorded a number of CDs. Their Britten album on Telarc debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, remaining there for a number of weeks, in addition to being featured on The New York Times Playlist. She has been a guest of many chamber music festivals such as Jeffrey Kahane’s Green Music Center ChamberFest, the Lockenhaus, Toronto, Sitka Summer Music, Cape Cod Chamber Music festivals and more.
Natasha was awarded several prestigious prizes at a very young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of 18, the Prix Montblanc in 2007, the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010, she was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year. Her first recital album was released in 2011 to great acclaim, topping the Billboard Classical Charts, and was re-released on the Steinway & Sons label in September 2016 featuring Islamey recorded on Steinway’s revolutionary new Spirio technology. In 2012 she recorded Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Fabien Gabel on the orchestra’s label distributed by Naxos.
Natasha began her piano studies at the age of four at Moscow’s Andreyev School of Music. She then studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music before moving to New York to study at Mannes College of Music, from which she graduated in 2007. Natasha made her professional debut at age nine with El Camino Youth Symphony in California. At the age of 15 she debuted with Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born in Moscow, Natasha moved to the United States at the age of eight becoming a U.S. citizen shortly thereafter and is now based in New York.