Angelina Gadeliya, piano
Praised for her "refined and exceptionally phrased and stylized" playing (Telavivcity.com), and her "rare ability to make music speak" (The Gazette), pianist Angelina Gadeliya was born in Sukhumi, Georgia where she began her musical studies at the age of five, and continued them in Ukraine up until moving to the US in 1990. She subsequently studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, Mannes College, and holds a Doctorate from Stony Brook University. Her work with Ensemble ACJW and the Decoda ensemble has brought her to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Princeton University, the Trinity Wall Street series, and various New York locales. She has appeared as soloist with the Boulder Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, as well as with the Fort Worth, South Dakota, Oberlin, and Stony Brook symphonies, and at numerous festivals including Tanglewood, Fontainebleau, Aspen, Banff, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the Metropolitan Museum of Art lecture series, and the Emerson String Quartet's 2007 Beethoven Project at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Gadeliya’s debut solo album, Music of Tribute: Schnittke and His Ghosts, was released in 2015 with Labor Records and NAXOS and has garnered high praise. Her new CD with violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv, Ukraine- Journey to Freedom, A Century of Classical Music for Violin and Piano, is set to release in 2016. She has given many premieres of new works and has worked closely with composers John Harbison, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Steve Reich, Steven Mackey, Matthias Pintscher, George Oakley, Ofer Ben-Amots and others. Ms. Gadeliya divides her time between NYC and Colorado Springs, where she resides with her husband Misha, her son Felix, and her daughter Anastasia. She currently serves as piano faculty at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.