Adjunct Lecturer in Piano, Chamber Music Coach and Coordinator of Accompanying
Dr. Liudmila Georgievskaya has performed as a recitalist in Russia, Italy, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, England, Hungary, Panamaand the United States. Winner of top prizes in more than a dozen national and international piano competitions, her performances have been broadcast on radio and television programs in Russia, the United States, Uzbekistan, Italy and Vatican City. She appeared as soloist with the Dubna Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Turkeston Symphony Orchestra (Uzbekistan), National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan and with some American orchestras including Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony, Garland Symphony Orchestra and Concert Artists of Baltimore.
Active also as chamber musician, she is a member of Voices of Change, one of the most distinguished new music ensembles in the United States. She often performs in piano duos with her husband Thomas Schwan and with her sister Olga Georgievskaya. Her solo CD with music by Beethoven and Schumann (Odradek Records, 2013) was received enthusiastically by the international press and won two Global Music Awards. She is currently on faculty at Southern Methodist University and has been giving masterclasses worldwide, including Italy, Hungary, Uzbekistan, United States Netherlands and Panama.
An inheritor of the Russian piano school, she studied in Moscow with Tatiana Galitskaya and Liudmila Roschina, both former students of the legendary Russian pianist and composer Samuil Feinberg, Alexander Goldenweiser’s pupil and disciple. She graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory cum laude. She also completed her post-graduate studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome (Italy), followed by the Artist Certificate at Southern Methodist University with Joaquín Achúcarro and the Doctorate in Piano Performance at the University of North Texas with Dr. Pamela Mia Paul.
“Transcendent in her search for the universal … Georgievskaya gives a pure, correct, elegant interpretation … her approach to Beethoven's classicism is very accurate, variations like the fourth one are executed in a pristine way, and the runaway finale borders on perfection.” Ritmo, Inés Ruiz Artola, March 2014
“Her subtle way of shaping and differentiating lines works miraculously.” Pizzicato, Remy Franck, October 2014
“Light-fingered, unrhetorical and supremely articulate playing ... What a joy is this performance.” Herald Scotland, Michael Tumelty, February 2014
“In Ginastera's Danzas Argentines (1937) pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya delivered driving, pounding rhythms with pizzazz, dreamy music with poetry.” Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell, May 2018
“The Stravinsky was brilliantly played by Liudmila Georgievskaya and Thomas Schwan.” Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell, January 2017
“There’s a sharp, inquisitive mind shaping the performance, one that’s quickly responsive to every change of direction … It makes for an involving, energizing experience.” The Guardian, Andrew Clements, January 2014
“She plays Beethoven’s fifteen Eroica Variations almost seamlessly … She has perfect balance in the canon in variation VII and she crosses hands so smoothly in VIII and XI that you’d swear you could hear three octaves at once … The last movement’s complex fugue on the simple theme has the Russian pianist at her most brilliant.” Words and Music, Rick Jones, December 2013
“Georgievskaya gave authoritative, expressive performances.” Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell, October 2013
“The concerts and masterclasses were exciting and enlightening … The interpretations inspired us with their depth, clarity and sincerity.” Pravda Vostoka, Gusal Tagieva, June 2004
Directed studies in piano, chamber music, and techniques of instrumental accompanying.