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Kristina Moditch (USA)
Concerto: Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Originally from Pennsylvania, Kristina Moditch started her musical education at age four in Moscow and at age six won a city piano competition. In 2010 she placed first in the entrance auditions at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory where she studied with Valery Piassetski and Vadim Rudenko. After graduating summa cum laude from the Central Music School Kristina was admitted to the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the highest scores in the piano audition and the theory exams. She is currently under the tutelage of Andrei Pisarev and Nikolai Lugansky. She has taken masterclasses and lessons with Dmitry Bashkirov, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert MacDonald, Vladimir Feltsman, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Boris Petrushansky, Grigory Gruzman, Boris Bechterev, Paul Ostrovsky, Robert Hamilton, Paul Schenly, Pavel Nersessyan, and Pavlina Dokovska.
Kristina has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, Maly Hall and Rachmaninoff Hall, the Moscow International House of Music, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and Birdland jazz club in NYC. Her previous solo concert highlights include recitals at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island at age 14, and Musikfest in Pennsylvania, America’s largest free music festival, at age 16. At 14 Kristina won the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra international auditions to perform at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Among her recent accolades are First Prize at Marbella International Music Competition in Spain and Second Prize at New York Piano Festival & Competition. In 2021 Kristina was selected through a series of auditions and masterclasses to be a participant of St. Petersburg House of Music programs. That year she also started performing for Pianopolis Youth Concert Guild.
Kristina has appeared with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Togliatti Symphony Orchestra, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, the Igor Lerman Chamber Orchestra, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem & Bach Festival Orchestra. She is a frequent guest at the “Bach at Noon” program in Pennsylvania. Among her radio appearances are broadcasts on WDIY, a National Public Radio station, and WWFM, a classical music station.
She has participated in the New York Piano Festival, PianoSummer Festival at New Paltz, Pianofest in the Hamptons in New York, the Moscow International Festival of Young Soloists, the Vladimir Spivakov International Festival “Moscow Meets Friends”, St. Petersburg House of Music festivals, the Arthur Rubinstein Institute in Spain, among others.
Besides piano performing, Kristina has a passion for Composition, Harmony, and Solfeggio studies as well as History of Music. Her hobbies include fitness training, dancing, and bicycling.