Liudmila Georgievskaya

by Francesco Comito

Liudmila Georgievskaya

Dr. Liudmila Georgievskaya is a Russian classical pianist. Equally devoted to piano performance and to high-level piano teaching, she expresses her lifelong dedication to music through a busy performance schedule – both in solo and chamber music – and a variety of teaching activities in multiple universities. As a music professor she is deeply committed to providing her students with the strongest musical and technical training as well as with a sense of humanity, understanding of tradition, and appreciation of the art.

She has performed as a recitalist in Russia, Italy, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, England, Hungary, Panama, and the United States. Winner of top prizes in more than a dozen national and international piano competitions, her performances have been broadcast on radio and television programs in Russia, the United States, Uzbekistan, Italy and Vatican City. She appeared as soloist with the Dubna Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Turkeston Symphony Orchestra (Uzbekistan), National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan and with some American orchestras including Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, UNT Concert Orchestra, and Concert Artists of Baltimore.

She is a member of the acclaimed Dallas-based contemporary music ensemble Voices of Change, and she often performs in piano duos with her husband Thomas Schwan and with her sister Olga Georgievskaya. Her solo CD with music by Beethoven and Schumann (Odradek Records, 2013) was hailed by the international press and won two Global Music Awards.

An inheritor of the Russian piano school, she studied in Moscow with Tatiana Galitskaya and Liudmila Roschina, both former students of the legendary Russian pianist and composer Samuil Feinberg, Alexander Goldenweiser’s pupil and disciple. She graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory cum laude. She also completed her post-graduate studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome (Italy), followed by the Artist Certificate at Southern Methodist University with Joaquín Achúcarro and the Doctorate in Piano Performance at the University of North Texas with Dr. Pamela Mia Paul.

She is currently on the piano faculty at the University of North Texas, on the music faculty at Southern Methodist University, and she has been giving piano masterclasses worldwide.