Sophia Agranovich

Sophia Agranovich

Sophia AgranovichOccupation: International Concert Pianist; Recording Artist; Music Educator; Artistic Director

Education:
PhD Coursework in Music Education, Theory and History, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY (1980-1981)
MusM, The Juilliard School, New York, NY (1978)
MusB, The Juilliard School, New York, NY (1977)
Pre-college Division, The Juilliard School, New York, NY (1973)

Certifications:
Holistic Health Practitioner, AADP
Life Coach, Holistic Stress Management, Spencer Institute (2008)
Yoga and Pilates Instructor, NESTA Certified (2008)
Certified in Computer Science, Empire Technical School (1981)

Career:
International Concert Pianist, Armonioso Music (2008-Present)
Recording Artist, Armonioso Music (2008-Present)
Music Educator, Armonioso Music (2008-Present)
Master Classes and Lectures, International, National and Regional Competitions Judging (2009-Present)
Artistic Director, “Classicals at the Circle” Music Series, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ (2009-Present)
Vice President, Merrill Lynch, New York, NY (2001-2008)
Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, New York, NY (1995-2001)
Senior Programmer/Analyst, Merrill Lynch, New York, NY (1987-1995)
Systems Analyst, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY (1985-1987)

Career Related:
Private Teachers Directory, The Juilliard School (2009-Present); Program Chair, New Jersey Music Educators Association (2009-Present); Board Member, New Jersey Music Educators Association (2009-Present); Board Member, New Jersey Music Teachers Association (2011-2012); Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Summit Area YMCA, Summit, NJ (2009-2011); Teaching Fellowship, The Juilliard School (1979-1980); Yearly scholarships from the Juilliard School (1973-1979)

Creative Works:
CD Albums, Musician, Liner Notes, “Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, Nocturne in C minor; Liszt: ‘Dante’ Sonata’ 4 Sonetti del Petrarca. Hungarian Rhapsody #14” (Centaur/Naxos 2017); Musician, Liner Notes, “Schumann: Carnaval and Fantasie” (Centaur/Naxos 2016); Musician, “Schubert: ‘Wanderer’ Fantasie and Chopin: 4 Ballades” (Centaur/Naxos 2015); Musician, Liner Notes, “Passion and Fantasy, Beethoven: ‘Appassionata,’ ‘Chopin: Fantaisie’ and Sonata in B-minor,” Romeo Records (2014); Musician, Liner Notes, “Brahms-Paganini Variations books I and II, Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Schumann-Liszt: ‘Widmung,’” Centaur/Naxos, (2014); Musician, Liner Notes, “Franz Liszt – Bicentennial Tribute (‘Un Sospiro,’ ‘La Campanella,’ ‘Rhapsodie Espagnole,’ Sonata in B-minor),” Armonioso, (2012); Musician, “Romantic Virtuoso Masterpieces” (Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Scriabin) (2010)

Achievements:
International performances at major venues; Collaboration with renowned musicians and orchestra members; CD albums and live concerts are broadcast on major stations worldwide; Award-winning students

Awards:
Steinway Artist Roster (2012-Present); Multiple Awards for Teaching Excellence (2009-Present); Gold Medal, Global Music Awards (2017); Four Silver Medals, Global Music Awards (2016); Two Gold Awards, Prestige Music Award (2016); Best Classical Solo, The Akademia (2016); Presidential Quality Award for Computer Systems Design and Support, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (1986); First Place, Bergen Philharmonic Competition (1980); First Place, All-Ukrainian Young Artists Competition (1968)

Memberships:
Roster Steinway Artists; Voting Member, NARAS; The Juilliard School Alumni; Associate, American Liszt Society; Associate, The Leschetizky Association; Associate, The College Music Society; MTNA; Program Chair, New Jersey Music Educators Association; Board Member, New Jersey Music Educators Association

Email:
sophiamusic@sophiagranovich.com

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the World – 2016, 33rd Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the World – 2013, 30th Edition (pub. 2012)

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