Nadezda Pisareva is one of the most promising pianists of her generation, noted for her “incredible talent… rarely encountered technical dexterity and mastership,” and her “beautiful and yet simple” interpretations (Polskie Radio 1). She was a silver medalist and chamber music prizewinner at the Scottish International Piano Competition 2010 in Glasgow and prizewinner at the ARD International Music Competition 2014 in Munich. Nadezda has performed in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and many other countries as a soloist and passionate chamber musician.
In the 2014/15 season Nadezda played her debut recital at the Moscow State Philharmonic and also performed during the Verbier Festival. Another highlight of this period was a performance of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory with the International Philharmonic Orchestra. She also played recitals in Germany, Switzerland and Canada.
In 2013 Nadezda released her debut CD, containing works by Robert Schumann, on the Classical Records label. Her second CD was recorded in 2014 as a joint project between saxophonist Hannah Stool, the Mecklenburg Foundation and Deutschland Radio Kultur: Hannah and Nadezda recorded music by the Berlin composer Gustav Bumcke.
In 2010 Nadezda collaborated with conductor Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Their performance in Glasgow City Halls was described by The Herald (Glasgow) as “wonderful, light, effervescent and totally exhilarating.”
Chamber music is a big part of Nadezhda’s musical life. She has collaborated with many wonderful musicians, including the Casals Quartet, the Brodsky Quartet, the Faust Quartet, violinists Diana Tischenko, Ekaterina Nazarova, Arata Yumi and Yu Kurokawa, and cellists Andreas Brantelid and Alexandr Ramm. Nadezda also performs in a piano duo with her husband, the pianist Georgy Tchaidze.
Nadezda is laureate and diploma holder of several other international piano competitions in France, Spain, Russia and the Czech Republic. From 2014 she holds a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, “Live Music Now Berlin”.
Born in 1987 into a family of musicians in Moscow, Nadezda Pisareva studied music at the Central Music School with Tamara Koloss until 2005, then at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Sergey Dorensky and his assistants N. Lugansky, A. Pisarev and P. Nersessian until 2010. A full scholarship from DAAD Foundation in 2010 enabled her to move to Berlin and study at the University of the Arts with Professor Klaus Hellwig. She has also attended masterclasses given by Arie Vardi, Peter Donohoe, Stephen Kovacevich, Bernd Goetzke , Matti Raekallio, Maria Pires and Ferenc Rados. In 2013/14 Nadezda was Artist in Residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium and took lessons from Abdel Rahman El Bacha.
(photo © Natascha Zivadinovic)