Angelina Gadeliya, piano
Praised for her "rich and resonant sound" (The New York Sun) and her "refined and exceptionally phrased and stylized" playing (Telavivcity.com), pianist Angelina Gadeliya leads a rich musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, new music expert, and educator. Her work with Ensemble Connect and the Decoda ensemble has frequently brought her to the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School, as well as to Germany, South Korea, Abu Dhabi, Princeton University, the Trinity Wall Street series, and various New York locales. Ms. Gadeliya’s recent performances also include solo and chamber music recitals in such venues as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, the Curtis Institute of Music, Longy School of Music, Second Tuesdays at Trinity in Arvada, Bowling Green State University, Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, the New York Historical Society, Penn State, and Merkin Recital Hall in NYC. She serves as piano faculty at the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, and has also appeared at such festivals as the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, the Beethoven Master Course in Positano, Italy, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Reynosa International Piano Festival in Mexico, David Dubal’s lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2007 Emerson String Quartet's Beethoven Project at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Gadeliya has appeared as soloist with orchestras across the US and has collaborated with such artists as Lucy Shelton, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Frederic Rzewski, James Conlon, David Stern, Andrew Manze, Paul Nadler, David Bowlin, principal players of the New York Philharmonic, and the internationally acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group. Ms. Gadeliya is the Founding Artistic Director of the Connecticut Bach Festival, Vice President of the Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut, and serves as Chair of Connecticut State Music Teachers Association Competitions.
Ms. Gadeliya is a passionate advocate of new music and has worked closely with composers Frederic Rzewski, Richard Danielpour, John Harbison, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Steve Reich, George Oakley, Steven Mackey, Matthias Pintscher, Ofer Ben-Amots, and others. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, Mannes College, and has a Doctorate from Stony Brook University. Ms. Gadeliya is currently serving as the Assistant Professor in Residence of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where she resides with her husband and three children. Her performances have been featured on New York’s WQXR as well as WWFM radio stations.