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

EStrella Piano Duo's new CD is now available from CDBaby, and for digital download


recent performances featuring music of Russian composers and Mozart arrangements and transcriptions

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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

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Radio Premiere:
    Iowa Public Radio, January 6, 2014, "Classical Music in the Afternoon" with Barney Sherman
International Radio Debut:
    CKWR FM 98.5 (Canada), June 16, 2014, "Women in Music" with Tom Quick.

CD of the V. Leyetchkiss transcription of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is now on iTunes!

Download a track for only $.99.

Physical CDs are available for sale here and on numerous websites: HBDirect, CDUniverse,, Amazon, Naxos, and Barnes & Noble.

Listen to excerpts

First listener reviews.
"The disc is wonderful. Leyetchkiss's arrangement really works as a solo piano piece, and your playing of it is why--boldly rhythmic AND expressive. Like 'Pictures', hearing the piano version played like this is a new way to enjoy the beloved orchestral work-brava!" "Congratulations on a gorgeous recording!

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.

Music Media Monthly calls the translation "excellent" and recommends the book! Erinn E. Knyt, Notes, March 2011

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