Liza Stepanova

Praised by The New York Times for her “thoughtful musicality” and “fleet-fingered panache,” pianist Liza Stepanova has performed as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra and Southwest German Philharmonic with conductors James DePreist and Nicholas McGegan; in venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Weill and Zankel Recital Halls at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Krannert and Mondavi Performing Arts Centers; and live on WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago, and WETA Washington. As a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, Stepanova tours nationwide, has released a debut CD and commissioned multiple new works. In the summer of 2016, Stepanova performs on the Steinway Series at The Smithsonian, at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and the Copenhagen Summer Festival and records a solo debut CD with Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse in New York City. Stepanova studied at the "Hanns Eisler" Hochschule in Berlin, Germany and earned a DMA from The Juilliard School, where she subsequently taught for four years. Previously an Iva-Dee-Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano at Smith College, she currently serves as assistant professor of piano at the University of Georgia.

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