PIANO PROFESSORS

MILANA CHERNYAVSKA
professor for the programs:
Masters Meetings
“In Milana Chernyavska’s case, we have happiness as a whole, which loses none of its completeness even at the tenth listening.”
(Alfred Brendel in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Milana Chernyavska, a German artist with Ukrainian roots, has established herself as one of the leading pianists of our times, already looking back on an impressive career. Her critics agree with Alfred Brendel, who wrote that “Happiness was complete when one listened to Milana Chernyavska”.

At the age of seven, she played her first concert at the Philharmonic Hall in her native town of Kiev. In 1990, she graduated with distinction from the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where Prof. W. Sagaidachny was her teacher. This was followed by master classes with renowned teachers and famous pianists, including Alfred Brendel, D. Bashkirov, W. Krainev, Sergio Perticaroli, Boris Bloch, Dario de Rosa and Alexander Lonquich. In 1994 Milana Chernyavska received the most important award of her homeland, “Merited Artist of the Ukraine”. From 1995 to 1998 she joined the master classes of Prof. Margarita Höhenrieder and Prof. Gerhard Oppitz at the Munich Music Academy.

Milana Chernyavska appears regularly at international festivals and major music centers around the world. For example, she has appeared at the Lucerne Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwetzingen Festival, and at halls like Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Munich’s Herkulessaal, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall. Her artistic achievements were honored with numerous national and international awards, including at competitions in Paris, Florence and in Kiev, where she took the gold medal at the International Piano Competition “Vladimir and Regina Horovitz”.

Apart from her solo career, Milana Chernyavska is a celebrated chamber musician. As a recital partner, she appears regularly with artists like Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili,Rudens Turku, Arabella Steinbacher, Sebastian Klinger, Maximilian Hornung, Daniel Müller-Schott, Susanna Yoko Henkel, David Garrett, the Vogler Quartet and others. The Milander Quartet, which she founded, has quickly developed into a sought-after ensemble and unites “four excellent instrumental soloists who have found each other in perfect harmony” – as one critic wrote after the quartet’s Munich debut.

As a soloist Milana Chernyavska performs with many renowned orchestras, while audiences and critics cheer her solo recitals. In 2013 she is performing (playing) among other engagements at the Ruhr Piano Festival, where she is awarded the Alfred Brendel Prize. 

Milana Chernyavska's discography now contains more than twenty CDs which have been published with leading labels. Her recordings received international prizes like the Diapason d'Or, the BBC Music Award and the Pizzicato Super Sonic Award. 

In her doctorate theses " The evaluation and paedagogical aspects of the theory of  Interpretation" she leads a discourse on insights from a perspective of musicology. 

Milana Chernyavska is a sought after teacher at international master classes as well as a jury member at various prestigious piano competitions, be it the ARD in Munich or the Bluethner Goldaward in Vienna. Her students are regularly winners of first prizes at important international competitions(for example Santander International Piano Competition, Maria Canals Piano Competition, Malta Piano Competition).
Milana Chernyavska is a Piano Professor at Art University in Graz(Austria) 
Piano Professor at Art University in Graz. She appears regularly at international festivals as the Lucerne, the Rheingau and the Schwetzingen Festivals, Klavierfestival Ruhr and at halls like Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall New York, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, just to name few. As a soloist she performs with many renowned orchestras and her discography consists in more than twenty CDs with leading labels and international prizes. Sought after teacher at international master classes as well as a jury member at various prestigious piano competitions, her students are regularly winners of first prizes at important international competitions as Santander, Maria Canals and Malta Piano Competitions.