Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko enjoys bringing into the world things that are out of the box – powerful pieces that often possess unusual sonic qualities or instrumentation.
Nadia’s concert highlights include recitals at Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, on the Piano Spheres and Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella and Chamber Music Series, and with numerous orchestras in Europe and the Americas. An enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music, Nadia premiered more than 60 works by Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tom Flaherty, Annie Gosfield, Vera Ivanova, Leon Kirchner, Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Missy Mazzoli, Harold Meltzer, Adam Schoenberg, Lewis Spratlan, Gernot Wolfgang, Iannis Xenakis, Peter Yates, Jack Van Zandt, and others. Described as “an exceptional recording of newly composed piano works,” Nadia’s Reference Recordings CD “Woman at the New Piano” was nominated for 58th GRAMMY® Awards in 3 categories. Nadia’s new 2018 Reference Recordings release “Quotations and Homages” features premieres of solo and collaborative works for 6 pianists (performed with Ray-Kallay Duo, HOCKET and Genevieve Feiwen Lee) inspired by a variety of earlier composers and pieces. She is a Steinway Artist and professor of music at Cal Poly Pomona University and Claremont Graduate University.<br>