Ksenia Nosikova

Pianist Ksenia Nosikova to Perform at IWU

September 30, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will present a recital by renowned pianist Ksenia Nosikova on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The concert is free and open to the public.

Nosikova, who has been called “a pianist of refined sensibility and exquisite pianism,” by New York Concert Reviews, has performed extensively throughout France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Russia, Yugoslavia, Brazil and Argentina.  She has appeared in several solo recitals in the United States, including two at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Nosikova has performed at various festivals including those in Rimini, Italy; Munster, France; Rovin, Yugoslavia; and the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals in the United States.

Nosikova has made a complete recording of three volumes of The Years of Pilgrimage by Franz Liszt, which has received wide critical acclaim since its release in 2004.  She also has recorded a disk of chamber music works for the viola and piano by early 20th century English composers Rebecca Clark, Arthur Bliss, and Frank Bridge.

Currently a music professor at the University of Iowa, Nosikova earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Moscow Conservatory in Russia.  She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Colorado.

For additional information, contact the IWU School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181