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Natasha Paremski

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With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, 24-year-old pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique.

Her first recital album was released in 2011 and it debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart. In 2012 she recorded Tchaikovsky’s first concerto and Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Fabien Gabel on the orchestra’s label distributed by Naxos.

Paremski has performed with major orchestras in North America including the Dallas Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NAC in Ottawa, the San Francisco Symphony and the Minnesota orchetras, as well as the San Diego, the Toronto, the Baltimore, the Houston, the Nashville, the Virginia, the Oregon and the Colorado symphonies. She is also touring extensively in Europe with the Royal Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony, Vienna’s Tonkünstler, the Royal Scottish National and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, as well as the Tonhalle Orchester in Zurich, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre de Nancy and the Moscow Philharmonic, with conductors like Peter Oundjian, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Jeffrey Kahane, James Gaffigan, Dmitri Yablonski, Tomas Netopil, JoAnn Falletta, Fabien Gabel and Andrew Litton. She also toured with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica in Latvia, Benelux, the UK and Austria and played with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in Taipei.

With a strong focus on new music, Paremski’s growing repertoire reflects an artistic maturity beyond her years. In the 2010-11 season, she played the world premiere of a sonata written for her by Gabriel Kahane, which was also included on her solo album. At the suggestion of John Corigliano, she brought her insight and depth to his Piano Concerto with the Colorado Symphony. In recital, she has played several pieces by Fred Hersch.

Paremski also continues to extend her performance activity and range beyond the traditional concert hall. In December 2008, she was the featured pianist in choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s Danse Concertantes at New York’s Joyce Theater. She was featured in a major two-part film for BBC Television on the life and work of Tchaikovsky, shot on location in St. Petersburg, performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and other works. In the winter of 2007, she participated along with Simon Keenlyside and Maxim Vengerov in the filming of Twin Spirits, a project starring Sting and Trudie Styler that explores the music and writing of Robert and Clara Schumann. She has previously performed the piece several times with the co-creators in New York and the UK, directed by John Caird.

At 15, Paremski debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded two discs on the Bel Air Music Label with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitry Yablonsky, the first featuring Anton Rubinstein’s Piano Concerto No. 4 coupled with Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody and the second featuring all of Chopin’s shorter works for piano and orchestra.

Natasha Paremski

photo Andrea Joynt