Concert Pianist

Associate Professor of Music, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

(Cal Poly Pomona University)

Adjunct Professor of Music, Claremont Graduate University

Piano Faculty, Montecito International Music Festival

DMA 2004, University of Southern California
MM 1999, University of Southern California
BA 1997, Longy School of Music

email: nadia@ullanta.com



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"a brilliant pianist... spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of technique" - Imperial Valley Press


"incredible performance full of emotions... virtuoso playing at its best" - Pasadena Star News

Nadia Shpachenko CDs
available for on-line purchase from Ullanta MusicWorks

Recent and Upcoming Performances

 

Solo and Chamber Recital “Music for a New B'ak'tun” - a program of newly written works for solo piano (with toy piano, percussion and electronics) by American composers Tom Flaherty, James Matheson, Adam Schoenberg, and Peter Yates at Chapman University, April 9, 7:30 pm
Guest Artist Master Class at Chapman University, February 18
US Premiere of Yury Ishchenko's Piano Sonata No. 6 at Cal Poly Pomona University, February 19, 8 pm
Chamber Music Performance with pianist Grace Fong at Cal Poly Pomona University, 8 pm
Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals with pianist Genevieve Lee and the Cal Poly Pomona String Ensemble, 2:30 pm
Chamber Recital with violinist Martin Chalifour at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Sundays Live Recital Series, November 10, 2013, 6 pm
Chamber Recital with violinist Martin Chalifour and pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald at Cal Poly Pomona University, November 6, 2013, 8 pm
Chamber Music Performance with violinist Emanuel Borok and cellist Marek Szpakiewicz at the Montecito International Music Festival, 7:30 pm
Solo and Chamber Recital "Music for a New B'ak'tun and Otherworldy Resonances" (including two World Premieres of new solo piano works by Tom Flaherty and James Matheson) at Cal Poly Pomona University, May 22, 2013, 8 pm
Solo Recital “The ink is still wet” at East Los Angeles College, April 30, 2013, 12 pm
Solo Recital “The ink is still wet”, performances of newly written works by Tom Flaherty, Adam Schoenberg and Peter Yates at the University of Colorado, Boulder, April 3, 2013, 4 pm
Chamber Performances with pianists Timothy Hoft and Genevieve Lee at the University of La Verne (La Verne Piano Fest 2013), March 17, 2013, 3 pm
Solo and Chamber Recital “The ink is still wet” with pianist Genevieve Lee at the University of La Verne (La Verne Piano Fest 2013), March 13, 2013, 8 pm
Solo and Chamber Recital "Music for a New B'ak'tun and Otherworldy Resonances" World Premieres of solo and duo piano works by Adam Schoenberg, and Diego Vega, as well as performances of compositions by George Crumb and Peter Yates with pianist Timothy Hoft at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, March 5, 2013, 7:30 pm
Guest Artist Master Class at University of Nevada Las Vegas, March 4, 2013
Chamber Recital with violinist Maia Jasper and cellist Marek Szpakiewicz at Azusa Pacific University, February 10, 2013, 7 pm
Solo and Chamber Recital with violinist Maia Jasper, cellist Marek Szpakiewicz, and pianist Genevieve Lee at Cal Poly Pomona University (“Shpachenko and Friends” Chamber Music Festival), February 8, 2013, 8 pm
Solo and Chamber Recital with violinist Maia Jasper and cellist Marek Szpakiewicz at the Claremont Graduate University, February 6, 2013, 4:15 pm
World Premiere of Tom Flaherty's Airdancing for Toy Piano, Piano and Electronics with pianist Genevieve Lee at the Ussachevsky Memorial Electronic Festival at Pomona College, February 1, 2013, 8 pm
Chamber Performance with violinist Michelle Tseng and cellist Marek Szpakiewicz for the Grand Opening of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall at USC, October 29, 2012, 6 pm
Chamber Recital with violinist Martin Chalifour and pianist David Korevaar at Cal Poly Pomona University (“Shpachenko and Friends” Chamber Music Festival), October 17, 2012, 8 pm
Piano Duet Recital with Jerome Lowenthal at Cal Poly Pomona University (“Shpachenko and Friends” Chamber Music Festival), April 30, 2012, 8 pm
Piano Duet Recital with Jerome Lowenthal at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Sundays Live Recital Series, April 29, 6 pm
Chamber Recital with Peter Yates (guitar and arpeggione) at Cal Poly Pomona University, April 18, 2012, 8 pm
Solo Recital at the Longy School of Music in Boston, February 16, 2012, 8 pm
Guest Artist Master Class at Boston Conservatory, February 15, 2012
Solo Recital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 12, 2012, 4 pm
Guest Artist Master Class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 11, 2012
Solo and Chamber Recital with violinist Martin Chalifour at Cal Poly Pomona University (“Shpachenko and Friends” Chamber Music Festival), February 8, 2012, 8 pm
Solo and Chamber Recital with violinist Chan Ho Yun at the Claremont Graduate University, January 31, 4 pm
Guest Artist Master Class at Pomona College, November 19, 2011, 4 pm
"Hammers and Sticks" at Cal Poly Pomona University (“Shpachenko and Friends” Chamber Music Festival) with Genevieve Lee, piano, Nick Terry and Justin DeHart, percussion. Program to include George Crumb's Makrokosmos III - Music for a Summer Evening & Otherworldly Resonances for Two Pianos and Percussion, November 16, 2011, 8 pm
Chamber Recital with violinist Guido Lamell for the Foothill Philharmonic Committee, November 7, 2011
"Hammers and Sticks" at Pomona College with Genevieve Lee, piano, Nick Terry and Justin DeHart, percussion. Crumb program as above, November 6, 2011, 3 pm
“Music for Piano(s) & Percussion(s)” at Chapman University with Genevieve Lee, piano, Nick Terry and Justin DeHart, percussion. Crumb program as above, October 29, 2011, 7:30 pm
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Selected Awards Gold Medal at the California International Young Artists' Competition
Bronze Medal at the Wideman International Piano Competition
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Music Samples Listen to Nadia's interview and performance on Boston's WGBH radio
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