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Apr 4, 2021 7:30 pm

Lydia Artymiw, Piano Masterclass

7:30 PM EDT

Lydia Artymiw, Piano Masterclass

The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Prize, Philadelphia-born Lydia Artymiw has performed with over one hundred orchestras world-wide including the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Solo recital tours have taken her to all major American cities and to important European music centers, and throughout the Far East.  She has performed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Estonia, Finland, and Poland, as well as in China, Singapore, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Critics have acclaimed her seven solo recordings for the Chandos label, and she has also recorded for Bridge, Centaur, and Naxos. Her debut Chandos “Variations” CD won Gramophone Magazine’s “Best of the Year” award, and her most recent recording of the “Complete Mendelssohn Cello/Piano Works” with cellist Marcy Rosen for the Bridge label was nominated for a Grammy award in 2018. Her festival appearances include Aspen, Bantry (Ireland), Bay Chamber, Bravo! Vail Valley, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest, Chautauqua, Grand Canyon, Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro, Meadowmount, Montréal, Mostly Mozart, Salt Bay, Seattle, and Tucson.

An acclaimed chamber musician, Artymiw has collaborated with such celebrated artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Stoltzman, Arnold Steinhardt, Michael Tree, Kim Kashkashian, Marcy Rosen, John Aler, Benita Valente, and the Guarneri, Tokyo, American, Alexander, Borromeo, Daedalus, Miami, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets, and has toured nationally with Music from Marlboro groups.

A recipient of top prizes in the 1976 Leventritt and the 1978 Leeds International Competitions, she graduated from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and studied with former Director of the Curtis Institute of Music, Gary Graffman, for twelve years. Artymiw was a juror for the first Van Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, TX (2015), The First China International Competition in Beijing (2019),  the 2017 Lang Lang Futian International Piano Competition, the 2018 New York International Piano Competition, and the 2014 PianoArts Competition in Milwaukee, WI. She has also been a juror for fifteen piano concerto competitions at Juilliard and three at the Manhattan School in New York. She has been a frequent guest piano teacher at Juilliard since 2015 and presented master classes at both Juilliard and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia in 2016.

Artymiw was Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from 1989-2020 and was awarded Emerita status. In 2015 Artymiw was awarded the University of Minnesota’s “Excellence in Graduate Teaching” award and also received the Dean’s Medal in 2000. For more information, please visit her website at

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