Russian-born Katya Grineva has built a reputation for ethereal interpretations of classical piano. A 2006 New York Times review said she hears music “with a misty yet resonant sound and a languid, yielding sense of rubato.”
Since beginning piano at age six, she has performed as guest soloist with the Acadiana Symphony, the ARS Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra, the Manhattan Virtuosi Orchestra, Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra and the European Philharmonic Orchestra in France.
Grineva gave a private concert for former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush and Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo presented Grineva with the Gusi Peace Prize for her extensive charity and nonprofit work. Though she’s appeared at New York City’s Carnegie Hall a record-setting 14 times, Grineva will bring her talents to Mobile with a series of appearances in late March.
On Friday, March 27, Grineva will perform at Bangkok Thai (3821 Airport Blvd.) in a benefit for Meditation Center of Alabama. The show runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and tickets are $25 to $30.
The next afternoon, March 28, Grineva will host a “meet and greet” at Broussard’s Piano Gallery of Mobile (1541 E. I-65 Service Road) from 4 to 5 p.m. Piano students, teachers and the interested public are invited to the free master class.
Grineva is looking at scheduling other charity events throughout the following week, possibly appearing at Providence Hospital and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Details have yet to be finalized.
On Saturday, April 4, Grineva will play a concert at Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the University of South Alabama campus. The show runs 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. with a reception hosted by Bangkok Thai and CD signing to follow. Tickets are $35 to $45.
For more information, call 251-408-7902, or go to www.katyagrineva.weebly.com.