A podcast of the 6/7/2013 live WFMT broadcast is now available. Listen to the complete work and discusion with host Dave Schwan.
Other reviews: "...much to like",
"crispness and precision", "[Belsky] knows how to make raucous sound ravishing"
The EStrella Piano Duo recently joined Clinard Dance Theatre in the World Premiere of Chicago's Watershed: A 156-Mile Choreography, featuring Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Wendy Clinard's American Flamenco choreography, and Dmitry Samarov's ink drawings at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, for a "muscular and charged" performance (M. L. Rantala, Hyde Park Herald)
Watch recent performances featuring music of Russian composers and Mozart arrangements and transcriptions
Svetlana Belsky, Russian-born pianist, teacher and author, concertizes throughout the United States and abroad, heads the piano program at the University of Chicago, and has published a book and numerous CD liner notes.
"...a passionate pianist and scholar... big and bold music meeting big and bold performance"
Hyde Park Herald, 2/2/2011
NEW! The ultimate recognition: Busoni as Pianist is included in Maurice Hinson's Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition
ANOTHER EXCELLENT REVIEW! "...This book is a gem...don't overlook the Preface and copious footnotes. The information provided by translator Belsky about author Kogan and Soviet Russia is fascinating." Read more... Catherine Kautsky, American Music Teacher, October/November 2011.