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Daria Rabotkina


Her brilliant, muscular playing was second to none in sheer speed and keyboard dexterity.
Miami Herald



Daria Rabotkina, winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, has been lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer). Ms. Rabotkina’s burgeoning career has already led to solo appearances with the San Francisco and New World Symphonies under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas and with the Kirov Orchestra and Valery Gergiev in a four concert North American tour. Whether in front of an orchestra, in the recital hall or in a chamber music setting, this “Russian virtuoso” (The Miami Herald) impresses audiences and critics alike with her “clearly prodigious musical gifts” (The Washington Post). In the 2009-10 season, Ms.

Rabotkina returns for the third time as concerto soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony (Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue & Ravel Concerto for Left Hand), and she also enjoys debut concerto performances with the Harrisburg Symphony (Schumann Concerto) and the Orchestra London of Canada (Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1). In recital, she performs at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, as well as in nine other cities across the US, and she recently recorded her debut recital disc, featuring the Tchaikovsky Grand Sonata and Prokofiev’s Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, released on CAG records in October 2009. Recent concerto highlights include performances with the Montreal Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Kazan State Symphony, collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Feltsman, Fabio Mechetti and Giancarlo Guerrero. Ms. Rabotkina has given recitals at the Kennedy Center (Washington Performing Arts Society’s series), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (CAG/Winners Series), Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Merkin Concert Hall and in Denmark, Switzerland and Japan. Festival appearances abroad include Russia’s White Nights Festival, Finland’s Kuhmo Festival, France’s Chopin Festival, Copenhagen’s Summer Festival and Germany’s MusikFest in Kreuth.

In the US, Ms. Rabotkina has appeared at Music Academy of the West where she studied with Jerome Lowenthal and PianoSummer in New Paltz with Vladimir Feltsman. In addition to her October 2007 victory at the CAG Competition, Ms. Rabotkina has garnered competition prizes at the Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte in the Czech Republic, Tbilisi Competition in Georgia, Jacob Flier Piano Competition in New Paltz, Sendai Competition in Japan, World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Jacksonville Competition in Florida and the Montreal International Musical Competition. In March 2009, St. Vincent College awarded her the inaugural Bronder Prize for Piano, named for the founder of the school’s venerable concert series. Daria Rabotkina was born in Kazan, Russia, in to a family of musicians and gave her first solo recital at the age of ten. Her first musical steps were guided by her parents, Guzel Abdoullina and Sergei Rabotkin, both outstanding pianists, and Nora Kazachkova at the Special Music School in Kazan. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from Mannes College of Music in New York City where she studied with Vladimir Feltsman and was coached by Leon Pommers, Pamela Frank, Todd Phillips, Timothy Eddy and Jacob Lateiner. She has participated in master classes with Earl Wild, Edward Aldwell, Eteri Andjaparidze, Andras Schiff and Richard Goode. Ms. Rabotkina is currently pursuing a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Natalya Antonova, where she is a “Liberace Scholar.”