Milana Strezeva

Praised by the critics for her “technically fluid, dramatically convincing, and sonically full-bodied supportive collaborations” (Boston Globe) - Milana Strezeva is a Moldovan-American pianist. At the age of 11 she began playing chamber music with her clarinetist father and her mother, a renowned soprano. Milana's love for family collaboration eventually grew into a passionate advocacy  of vocal and instrumental chamber music. A founding member of the award-winning Manhattan Piano Trio, Milana has performed with them  in over 30 American states, Australia, South Africa and Italy, and in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Ravinia Festival. 

Some of the internationally acclaimed artists with whom Milana has concertized include members of the former Vermeer Quartet - Schmuel Ashkenasi, Mathias Tacke, Marc Johnson; flutist Eugenia Zukerman, clarinetists Franklin Cohen and Alexander Fiterstein, Amernet Quartet, violists Michael Klotz and Karen Dreyfus.

Milana's most enduring and treasured collaboration is with her mother, the  renowned Soprano, Svetlana Strezeva (a.k.a. "The Russian Nightingale" and winner of the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition). With programs that reflect their love of Russian vocal literature, they have  given recitals across the US as well as in Italy, Denmark, Germany, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, and China.

 

Milana received her Bachelor and Master degrees from The Juilliard School on a full scholarship under the guidance of Bella Davidovich and Julian Martin.

 

Born in Chisinau, Moldova, Milana lives in Naples, FL with her husband and is an Artistic Director of Grand Piano Series.