Svetlana Transky

Piano Session 1 & 2

Dr. Svetlana Transky is an accomplished piano soloist, chamber music collaborator and music educator. Her musical training and background acquired at the prestigious Odessa Stolyarsky Music School for Gifted Youth in the former Soviet Union, stems from the pianistic
traditions of eminent Heinrich Neihaus and Konstantin Igumnov. In Los Angeles, Svetlana continued her education with a reputable Master teacher Dorothy Hwang at the Colburn School of Music. Subsequently, she became a recipient of the prestigious John Crown
Memorial Music Award and obtained her Bachelors, Masters and the Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance with a minor in Music Education under the tutelage of esteemed artist-teacher Daniel Pollack at the USC Thornton School of Music. Concurrently,
Dr. Transky had obtained the Masters in Russian Literature and Linguistics and presented lectures, seminars and classes on the works of Russian writers and composers. Svetlana’s research has led her to a collaboration with the opera singer Dmitrii Nabokov
on the lieder set to poetry of his father, notable writer Vladimir Nabokov.
a prize winner of the Michelstadt International Music Festival in Germany and Missouri Southern International Piano Competition Svetlana had concertized as a soloist throughout Europe and the United States. Dr. Transky is in great demand as a chamber musician,
as well as the vocal coach, collaborating with various chamber ensembles, prominent instrumentalists and vocalists. Her professional partnership includes collaborative work with Yehudi Menuhin, Rodion Shchedrin, and Frederica Von Stade. She has performed for
Sundays Live – KUSC Radio program from LACMA and was a recording pianist for PBS-NOVA movie special “Darwin’s Darkest Hour” shown on KCET. For several years, Dr. Transky was a pianist with the Synergy
ensemble and performed in the “Recovered Voices” series, founded by conductor James Conlon. Svetlana serves as a creative director, lecturer and a performer in a “Great Composers and Performers” series for Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation, and is an active
member of the award-winning Enlightenment Music Series, dedicated to bringing high-caliber chamber music performances conjointly with Music Appreciation presentations. For the past several years Dr.Transky has been a distinguished Artist on the Faculty
of InterHarmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy. During the summers Svetlana also joins the faculty of Montecito International Music Festival, where she conducts master classes, coaches chamber ensembles, performs in recitals