Maria Razumovskaya's performances stand out for their emotional directness and vivid programming. She has performed extensively across the UK in venues including St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, South Bank Centre, Steinway Hall, Jacqueline du Pré Concert Hall and the Holywell Rooms.
She has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, including live performances from the Cheltenham Festival and the BBC’s 'In Tune'. Her recent performances have featured on Radio 3’s 'Performing Miracles’. In Switzerland she has broadcast for RTS Espace.
Maria Razumovskaya is an experienced teacher in one-to-one lessons, workshops and masterclasses. Having herself been taught in the UK in the Russian piano tradition she is well placed to pass on the best ideas from both worlds. She trained in the class of Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. She furthered her piano studies with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music, where she completed her PhD doctorate on the great Russian piano teacher Heinrich Neuhaus. She has just published her first book, Heinrich Neuhaus: A Life Beyond Music (Boydell & Brewer, 2018). She now teaches at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and is a faculty member of several music academies in Europe, including the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy.
Internationally her performances have included festivals in Germany, Italy and repeat invitations to Switzerland, including a solo recital at the coveted Lavaux Classique.
In September 2015 Razumovskaya released her debut album of Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor, Petrarch Sonnets and Variations on a Theme of Bach for the Malachite/LMI label, which was shortlisted in the Liszt Disque Grand Prix 2016. Her recording of works by Busoni, Liszt, CPE Bach and Rachmaninov was released in 2017.
Maria Razumovskaya is a Steinway Artist.
'Her playing is marked by a beguiling warmth of sound, and when called for can draw upon intense drama and exciting pianistic strength, but the absorbing feature of her interpretations is that they always search for the expression of substance beneath the surface.'
Jean-Christophe de Vries, Artistic Director, Lavaux Classique