Yuliya Gorenman

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Yuliya Gorenman plays Beethoven Sonatas

Alfred Thigpen
Washington Post
Monday, October 4, 2010

Pianist Yuliya Gorenman doesn't have to make the impossible sound easy. She merely makes it happen. A packed house at Katzen Arts Center seemed to concur Saturday evening, leaping to its feet following Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" sonata. READ FULL REVIEW

 

Waiting to Breathe: Yuliya Gorenman's Beethoven Project

Marc Medwin
MusicWeb International
July 13, 2011

The award-winning Odessa-born pianist is in preparation to complete her Beethoven Project, the performance of all thirty-two piano Sonatas, on March 19 in the Katzen Arts Center at American University, in Washington D.C. READ FULL REVIEW

 

Gorenman's Magic Touch

Pierre Ruhe
Washington Post
Tuesday, May 12, 1998

Playing the piano relies almost entirely on a sleight of hand, because the only sound mechanism consists of hammers striking strings. Yet a master of illusion can make voices overlap, make a sustained note actually sound as if it's increasing in volume, and can distract the ear just long enough to make us hear textures and colors that rightfully only an orchestra can produce. READ FULL REVIEW

 

Yuliya Gorenman

Joseph McLellan
Washington Post
Monday, March 10, 2003

Yuliya Gorenman, a Russian-born pianist on the American University faculty, gave a brilliant recital Saturday in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. The program, played under the auspices of the National Chamber Orchestra, was focused mostly on miniatures, but it gave Gorenman well-used opportunities to display muscular power as well as delicacy. READ FULL REVIEW

 

A Pianist Who Makes Chopin her Own

Joe Banno
Washington Post
Tuesday, May 30, 2006; C05

Yuliya Gorenman is an admirably complete Chopin pianist. In an all-Chopin recital at the Phillips Collection on Sunday, she displayed the big-boned tone and dramatic instincts of a Russian-trained pianist, the virtuoso dazzle of an international competitor (she was a prize-winner at the Queen Elizabeth Competition of Belgium) and the illuminating clarity of a piano professor (she is currently on the American university faculty). READ FULL REVIEW

 

Yuliya Gorenman brings the house down with SSO

By Doug Wyatt
Savannah Morning News

Before Saturday night, few folks in town knew much about pianist Yuliya Gorenman. After her appearance with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, she has a host of new fans. READ FULL REVIEW

 

Piano professor's playing delightful

Seth Williamson
The Roanoke Times
Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra has had many fine soloists in the decades I've been attending concerts. Among the best have been icy technicians who can play anything set before them, passionate lovers of their instruments, difficult prima donnas and personable human beings. READ FULL REVIEW

 

Pianist's Grieg is magical

John Jascoll
Lancaster Sunday News
Feb 17, 2008

I have never heard this piece played so well. Of course, the concerto is a gift for any soloist. Written by Grieg when he was 25 and newly married, it's filled with joyful exuberance. The distinctive opening drum roll and octave descent rivals Beethoven's Fifth as the most recognizable introduction in classical music. It's one of those familiar friends that makes you prick up your ears and wag your tail, you're so delighted to hear it again. READ FULL REVIEW

 

National Symphony Orchestra

Charles McCardell
Washington Post
1997

Rainouts and makeup dates are normally the summer province of baseball, but the National Symphony Orchestra's appearance at Carter Barron Amphitheatre Sunday evening was actually rescheduled from the canceled Thursday night date. Consequently, the NSO concluded its sixth season at this woodsy venue with an all-Russian music program, the better to at least think cool thoughts. READ FULL REVIEW

 

Un hommage pour clôture

La Depeche du Midi (France)
Publié le 16 août 2002

Ce concert de clôture est un peu un hommage à Beethoven. Pour nous mettre en appétit, L'orchestre nous interprète d'abord la « Serenata Notturna » de Mozart. Composée en 1776, la même année que le concerto joué jeudi dernier par Alice Ader, cette pièce très plaisante, est un dialogue entre les solistes et l'ensemble de l'orchestre. L'on a pu écouter avec plaisir les qualités musicales de ces solistes, en particulier le premier violon solo. READ FULL REVIEW

 

Le final dans la Boucle

La Depeche (France)
Publié le 13 août 2001

Décidément, l'Eté musical réussit la gageure de mettre la grande musique, interprétée par des artistes de très haut niveau, à la portée de tous. READ FULL REVIEW

 

L'affiche et la pianiste

Christian Cazard
La Depeche (France)
Publié le 14 août 2000

Surprise pour la pianiste Yuliya Gorenman: elle fait l'affiche, au sens propre, de l'Eté musical. Un choix flatteur qui la conforte dans son amour du Lot. READ FULL REVIEW

 

For the Love of Beethoven

from "Upbeat," News from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Fall 2008

Alumna Yuliya Gorenman (M.M. piano, ’92) has an infectious passion for the music of Beethoven. Drawn to his music from an early age, her profound connection to the composer was solidified while studying piano with the great Leon Fleisher, himself a descendent of Beethoven’s teaching lineage. READ FULL REVIEW