Alla Nikitskaya, concert pianist

Alla Nikitskaya is a concert pianist from Manchester NH USA. She was born in Zhukovskiy (Moscow county), Russia, in a family of professional musicians and started playing piano at the age of 5. Her first piano teacher was her mother, Lada Nikitskaya. She is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Music College and Moscow Gnesin Institute. Alla represents Heinrich Neuhaus piano school: her teachers were Pavel Messner, Natalia Suslova, Lada Nikitskaya - students of the great Russin pianists Emil Gilels, Lev Oborin, Vera Gornostaeva (who are in turn Heinrich Neuhaus’s students).

 

Alla developed her career in Russia as a solo and duet pianist. She played recitals as a duet player and solo, performing at the well-known Russian auditoriums –Moscow Piller Hall of House of Unions, Gnesin Great Concert Hall, Moscow Scriabin Museum, Moscow Art Galleries and other concert halls in Russian sities. As a harpsichord player she performed with the Orchestra at Handel Festival held in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Philharmonic Hall. This performance was shown on Russian TV. At the Moscow Scriabin Festival she has got a Special Award as a piano duet with her sister Maria Nikitskaya, which was broadcasted by the radio.

 

She moved to USA in 1999, and became US citizen in 2006. Soon after arriving to the country she started playing piano recitals in New England. Alla had solo performances at MIT Lincoln Laboratory Concert Auditorium, MA; at Milford Town Hall, NH; at Annicchiarico Theatre, NH; at Amazing Things Art Center, MA; at Main Sound Stage, ME; and many other wonderful concert venues of New England. In classical music the romantic music is her favorite: Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy are in her main repertoire and also she is playing new age/contemporary/jazz music, including her original compositions and arrangements.

 

Alla also teaches piano and some of her students are composing under her instruction. She arranges student recitals regularly and they play different repertoire and their original compositions at the stage.

 

Alla Nikitskaya recorded two CDs and a lot of video recordings. On her first CD “Romantic Interpretations”, recorded in 2005, she plays a set of classical pieces, and in her second CD “East Meets West” (2008) she plays both classical and popular music.

In 2009 Fanfare magazine published an article-interview “Romantic Interpretations. Alla Nikitskaya in America” in the March/April issue, which also consists positive reviews of Alla’s CDs.

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