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Kristina

Socanski

pianist


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© Since 2016  Kristina Socanski

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NNNew album out now! 

Listen: HERE

Booklet: HERE

Info: HERE

Recent reviews:



All about Jazz, C. Michael Bailey (USA), 12. 10.2022:

Full review: HERE


While Socanski's programming choices mirror those of previous pianists, her emotive approach brings gravity to her interpretations not present in the astringent, often clinical performances by her peers.
Socanski reaches deeply into Glass's minimalistic psyche to extract what exists inside and outside of those purposefully repeated melodies and motifs characterizing the solo piano work of the composer. The pianist identifies and presses her thumb on that brooding quality lurking just below the surface of Glass compositions. Socanski does this by accentuating the often hidden elements of the music, like the descending left-hand figures in the No. 11 Étude and "Wichita Vortex Sutra" and the dramatic tension created by carefully modulating the tempo and rhythm. This latter effect may be heard in both "Glassworks: Opening" and "Mad Rush" (both favorite recording subjects of pianists). What Socanski brings to Glass is a well-defined pathos, an emotive momentum expressed by inference and nuance. Full- blooded and robust, Socanski's performances are revealing and accessible, providing a new perspective on Glass and his piano composing.


Fanfare Magazine (USA), Huntley Dent , September 2022:

Full review: HERE


“What sets apart the approach of the talented Serbian-Norwegian pianist Kristina Socanski is her intention to reclaim expression, or as she puts it, “I investigate the non-repetitive in repetition…” Socanski sets out to dramatize each étude, and in a sense this is where she achieves her greatest success. Just because the printed score verges on the sterile, it becomes fascinating to see what the pianist’s imagination can extract for expressive effect. It is impressive to hear how much she actually finds, or creates…Because she doesn’t exaggerate her effects, I think Socanski has expanded the meaning of Glass’s music. She has made it her own, which after all is the performer’s prerogative, and thankfully so, because this is where great interpreters thrive.»




Brutal New Music, September 2022:

Full review: HERE

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"In her recent interpretation,Kristina Socanskicreates a sense of beauty not often heard when listening to performances of Philip Glass' music. Socanski's second album release, consisting of a curated selection of Glass' solo piano pieces from across two decades, equally touches seasoned and amateur listeners with minimalist waves tinged with hints of pianistic romanticism. Too often Glass' brand of minimalism is deemed robotic and unemotional; to combat such, Socanski redefines what the music offers the performer and listener. She masks the mathematical repetitive structures behind the curtain, finally letting one experience the universal affect of this distinct musical world."



Events in 2022



08.09.-11.09. Vrsac International Chamber Music Festival

www.vricmf.com


03.09. Saturday Classics at Sentralen - Oslo

Works by Philip Glass for piano solo


07.08. Sommerkonsertene i Sarpsborg kirke

Med: St. Croix Strykekvartett


26.07. Sommerkonsertene i Østre Fredrikstad kirke

Med: St. Croix Strykekvartett


26.03. NYC, Mise-EN Place, Brooklyn


Pre-release concert for the upcoming Philip Glass album

More info coming coon



25.03 NYC, Le Frak Concert Hall - Concert and Masterclass


Norma and Murray Horowitz Recital Series: Seit Quartet

Works by Mads Emil Dreyer, Luciano Berio, Steve Reich, and Edward Smaldone

Presented by ISCM/The American League of Composers and Aaron Copland School of Music

Program: http://leagueofcomposers.org/20212022-season


Live-stream link (Concert):

Norma and Murray Horowitz Recital Series: Seit Quartet - YouTube

Live-stream link (Masterclass):

Seit Quartet Masterclass - YouTube











upcoming events 2021


Turné med St. Croix Strykekvartett:

Grieg, Smaldone, Dvorak


08.08 Stavanger, kl 16.00, Skur 2

https://www.facebook.com/events/s/sommerfest-kristina-socanski-o/2650856095215418/


10.08 Sommerkonsert i Østre Fredrikstad kirke, kl 19.30

https://www.facebook.com/events/328071682117398?ref=newsfeed


11.08 Sommerkonsert i Sarpsborg kirke, kl 19.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/2692006437763774?ref=newsfeed


25.08 Frogner kirke, Lier, kl 19.00, "Music and nature, in motion and emotion" https://www.facebook.com/events/s/kristina-socanski-og-st-croix-/571931217151809/


01.09 Oslo, Hurumsalen, kl. 20.00, "Music and nature, in motion and emotion"


02.09 Østfold Kammerfest, Yoga med strykekvartett, kl 18.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/1184244128667809?ref=newsfeed


03.09 Østfold Kammerfest, bibliotekets aula, kl 19.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/529753228449419?ref=newsfeed

Konsertene blir gjennomført med støtte fra Kulturrådet, Fredrikstad og Sarpsborg Kommune.


                                 UPCOMING EVENTS 2020

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2

Apr

Mise-en Place Bushwick, NYC

With: Seit Quartet:

Marta Soggetti&Lorenzo Colombo, percussion, Hugo Selles piano

Works for two pianos and percussions by:

S. Reich, L. Berio, E. Smaldone (world premiere),

M.E. Dreyer (world premiere)

Time: 19:30

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23

Mar

Great Concert Hall, RDAM Copenhagen

With: Marta Soggetti&Lorenzo Colombo, percussion, Hugo Selles piano

M.Lindberg: Related Rocks for two pianos, percussion and electronics

Time: 19:30

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10. 09. - 13. 09.

Vrsac International Chamber Music Festival

Program to be announced

                                      UPCOMING EVENTS 2019

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20

Dec

Hurumsalen, Josefines gate 15

Oslo, Norway

Christmas Concert

Time: 18:30


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16

Dec

Disen Gård

Oslo, Norway

Christmas Concert

Time: 20:00


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6

Dec

Musikkpedagogene Oslo

Josefines gate 15

Prisutdeling 


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1-4

Aug

Vršac International Chamber Music Festival

Vršac, Serbia

Various locations

Web: www.vricmf.com


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26

Jun

Kammersaal Philharmonie Berlin, Germany

Rising Stars Grand Prix Prize Winners Concert

With: Ester Forsberg, viola

Time: 20:00

Schumann Märchenbilder

Web: https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/concerts/calendar/details/52411/

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31

May

Sandnes Kulturhus, Norway

Skur 2

"A new world"

Time: 19:00

Works from my new album "A New World"


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30

May

Stavanger, Norway

Skur 2

"A new world"

Time: 19:00

Works from my new album "A New World"


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28

May

Oslo, Norway

Hurumsalen

"A new world"

Time: 19:00

Works from my new album "A New World"


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26

May

Asker, Norway

Venskaben Kulturhus

"A new world"

Time: 18:00

Works from my new album "A New World"


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25

May

Trondheim, Norway

Hornemannsgården

"A new world"

Time: 13:00

Works from my new album "A New World"


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14

Mar

Oslo, Norway

Hurumsalen, Josefines gate

"Sanger fra hjertet"

Time: 20:00

With Ying Teng, sopran and Elin K. Michalsen, viola

Works by Schubert, Grieg and Britten


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15

Feb

Oslo, Norway

"Opera for lunch"

Sofienberghjemmet

Time: 12:00

With Ying Teng, sopran


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Copenhagen, Denmark

Great Hall (Radiohuset), Royal Danish Academy of Music

Debut Concert, works by Mazzoli, Smaldone, Crumb, Dvorak

Time: 19:30 PM

Web: 

https://www.dkdm.dk/Det-sker/Kalender/2019/02-2019/Debut-Kristina-Socanski


05

Feb

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05

Feb

Copenhagen, Denmark

Det Tekniske Universitet, Kongens Lyngby

Predebut Concert, works by Mazzoli, Smaldone, Crumb, Dvorak

Time: 17:00 PM

Web: https://www.tilmeld.dk/DTUpredebut2019

https://www.tilmeld.dk/DTUpredebut2019

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11

Jan

Vrsac, Serbia

Salon kod Porte - "The Meeting Point"

Premiere of " Die Schöne Werschetzerin" by F. Renger

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQrPAjQaWjA

Time: 19:30 PM

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