Irina's new initiative Juventus Pro Musica, founded together with Daniel Berlinsky has debuted in the Kosciusko Foundation on November 3, 2019. Highly promising young musicians were invited to study with seasoned professionals, leading up to chamber music recitals that are open to the public. This is a brand-new initiative with many such sessions to follow the launch event. Stay tuned for the plans, and please come and join, or look at our visual report, at www.juventuspromusica.org.
The next JPM concert will take place on May 17th. Applications are now invited.
The summer of 2019 saw again much activity abroad. Irina brought students to the newly launched Rondo Summer Academy in Blonay, Switzerland; and for the third time in a row she participated in Prague's Olympus Music Festival.
Earlier in 2019 Irina joined Dmitri Berlinsky and Zlatomir Fung at the Rhode Island Chamber Music concert series. Only weeks later cellist Zlatomir Fung won first prize in the world-renowned Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Congratulations Zlatomir!
Performances with the Attacca Quartet in Rhode Island in late 2017 were followed by new collaborations to explore piano works for four hands. In January 2018 Irina performed several works at Rockefeller University with Inesa Sinkevych, among which Ravel's Spanish Rhapsodie.
"The October 5 2014 concert by members of the Phillips Camerata began with Fauré’s Theme and Variations for Piano, Op. 73...Pianist Irina Nuzova turned in an utterly beguiling performance, with a deft, near-weightless touch that allowed each variation to blossom and evolve effortlessly into the next. It was a genuinely poetic performance, from a pianist of uncommon gifts." Stephen Brooks, The Washington Post
"On August 6 2013 we took a trip back to 1914 for Ravel’s “Piano Trio” with violinist Amy Schroeder, cellist Andrew Yee and pianist Irina Nuzova. The performance was the finest I have ever witnessed of the piece, in that the three players, especially Nuzova, seemed to have a very simpatico feeling for impressionism and not only evoked the musical genre, but did it with a blending of Ravel’s melodies, harmonies and rhythms with no self-consciousness to make me aware that I was listening to impressionistic music." The Catskill Chronicle, Shandelee Concerts review
"Your concert yesterday evening was in many ways astonishing. Indeed, it was not only the difficulty within the program, but the depth of vision and feeling that was communicated to those listening. I have heard these pieces many times before, but seldom with such fervor. Whatever it was that was attempted was surely in the service of a vision and conviction I have seldom witnessed." (audience member)