Maria Razumovskaya

We are delighted to welcome onto our roster of teachers the pianist Maria Razumovskaya. Her brilliant book on one of the greatest Russian piano teachers of the 20th century (the teacher of Gilels and Richter) was published in August last year. In it she discusses with great insight the nature of Neuhaus's philosophy of teaching and brings him alive against the background of Russian cultural and political history. Her book can be found here:

In an article for the Journal of the Royal Musical Association Maria (Spring 2019) Maria will discuss why Neuhaus used an unusual and very distinctive technique in the recitative of Beethoven’s ‘Tempest’ Sonata D minor Opus 31 no. 2. We will post a link to the article once it's published. In the meantime here is Maria playing this famous passage, where Beethoven calls for an extended pedal blending dissonances in a haze of colour: