Igor Resnianski

Igor Resnianski

Igor Resnianski received his formal music degrees in Russia graduating with distinctions from Novosibirsk Music College under Professor Elena Storojuk, and Novosibirsk State Conservatorium under Professor Mary Lebenzon. He continued his studies in the United States completing the Artist Diploma program under Dr. Tamás Ungár at Texas Christian University. He holds his Doctoral degree from Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with Professor Harvey Wedeen. His Monograph advisor was Dr. Alexander Brinkman. In addition, he studied as a full scholarship student at the TCU/Cliburn International Summer Piano Institute, where he was under the tutelage of distinguished musicians Paul Badura-Skoda, John Lill, Fanny Waterman, and György Sebök.

A Steinway artist, Dr. Resnianski is a prizewinner of many piano competitions including the First Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition; the Bronze Medal at the International World Piano Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio; the Bronze Medal at the Nena Wideman International Piano Competition, Shreveport, Louisiana; the Fifth prize at the First China International Piano Competition in Beijing; the Second Prize at the All Russia Piano Competition Sodrujestvo.

Prior to moving to the United States, he was full-time Professor at the Novosibirsk Music College as well as an Assistant Professor at the Novosibirsk Music Conservatory. His performance career during that time took him around the country. Mr. Resnianski performed in numerous philharmonic halls as a solo artist, soloist with orchestras, and chamber musician. He appeared in the famed halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg including the historic Glinka Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg. His chamber music recordings were released by St. Petersburg recording company and Sony Entertainment label.

In June 1996, Mr. Resnianski made his concerto debut in America performing with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson and in South America performing a solo recital and giving master classes at the Medellin International Festival, Colombia. Since then he performed with numerous orchestras including New Orleans, Acadiana, Kennett, and Helena Symphonies; performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the US, China, Hong Kong, etc. His performances were televised and broadcasted in Novosibirsk, Russia; New Orleans, LA; Palm Beach, FL; Cincinnati, OH; etc. He has been featured on the PBS/WHYY Y-Arts television channel performing several sonatas by Scarlatti as well as on WRTI 90.1 FM Radio Station performing works of Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Chopin and Scarlatti.

Dr. Resnianski regularly presents lectures and gives master classes in the USA, China, Russia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Canada etc. For many years, he served as a faculty and guest artist at the TCU/ Cliburn Piano Institute Fort Worth, Texas. Since 2006 he has been on the faculty of PianoTexas International Academy and Festival in Fort Worth. He is a co-Director of New Orleans Piano Institute since 2014, and since 2021 Dr. Resnianski is a Honorary Advisor for MPTA (Malaysia Piano Teachers Association). In the fall of 2023 Dr. Resnianski was inducted into Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame.

Dr. Resnianski teachers in Philadelphia where he is an Assistant Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and piano instructor at the Nelly Berman School of Music in Haverford. His students were featured in various television and radio programs including "From the top" and are winners of numerous local, national, and International piano competitions. Among them are MTNA PA State and Eastern Division, Philadelphia Orchestra Concerto Competition, Chicago International Music Competition, WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition, Vancouver Symphony Young Artist Competition, Canada International Piano Competition, Malaysia International Music Competition, Cyprus International Competition, Putra International Piano Competition in Malaysia, World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, TCU-Cliburn Piano Institute Concerto Competition, PianoTexas Festival Concerto Competition, etc.

They performed in various performance venues in the United States and abroad including Wail Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall at Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center in New York, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Ed Landreth Hall at TCU in Fort Worth, Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall Philips Memorial Building at West Chester University, etc. Also, they appeared with Philadelphia Symphony, Fort Worth Sumphony, Kennett Symphony, Lansdowne Symphony, Ambler, and York Symphony Orchestras, etc.

Member of Music Teaches National Association (MTNA) Dr. Resnianski serves as a jury member in many local, state, and international piano competitions and festivals. Among them are: New Orleans International Piano Competition and New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists, Chicago International Music Competition, Kaufman International Youth Piano Competition, Weatherford College
International Piano Competition, MTNA National Competition, GMC Festival and Competition in Hong Kong, Marian Garcia International Piano Competition in State College, PA, Texas Music Teachers Association annual piano competition, MTNA Texas Music Teachers Association and MTNA New Jersey Music Teachers Association piano competitions, MTNA Utah Music Teachers Association Piano Competition, etc.