Press Reviews and Audience Responses

Press reviews:

  • The most significant addition was an amazingly mature Quartet No. 1 by Natalya Medvedovskaya, who wrote it at age 18. Only eight minutes long, the piece has a tight, arching structure, good ideas that are bounced around the instruments and a restless, dramatic temperament audibly handed down from Shostakovich.”

Richard S. Ginell, Special to Los Angeles Times, St.Petersburg Quartet Shines, April 16 2003.

  • “Nataliya Medvedovskaya…Watch this name.”
Robert G.Newman – Charleston Daily Mail
  • “Ms. Medvedovskaya turned in a brilliant performance, with dexterity and incredible dynamic control.”  

David Katz – The “New York String” Magazine, 2006.  “About the Arts” New York Composers Circle Benefit Concert at Steinway Hall.

  • Nataliya Medvedovskaya, whose piano performance in the October benefit concert was one of the standout moments, presented four sections from her piece “Pantomimes”.   Humorous and evocative, and bearing the titles “Alarm in an Anthill”, “Waltz of the Poisonous Mushrooms”, “Tiptoeing Invisible Beings” and “Tango of Octopi”, these charming numbers were illuminated by… the always impressive pianism of the composer.”

Concert of New Music at the Thalia at Symphony SpaceDavid Katz- The “New York Stringer” Magazine, 2006

  • “Nataliya Medvedovskaya…performed on piano with her usual virtuosity. ”

David Katz-The “New York” Stringer Magazine, 2007

  • “…Nataliya Medvedovskaya, a young genius pianist-composer who’s one of the very few accompanists able to match Svetlana’s power and drama. ”
Pierre Spray-Mapleshade Records Handbook
  • “Nataliya Medvedovskaya, an award-winning star graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory that Rachmaninov attended 110 years earlier.”

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  • “Nataliya Medvedovskaya will turn your wildest dreams into a musical extravaganza designed especially for your hungry ears.” 

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  • “Russian-American composer Nataliya Medvedovskaya’s cinematic “First Snow ” proved to be a vivid and apt work for the global warming era – she misses her home country’s ever-present winter snow. She described it to the audience beforehand as a cold piece, and as much as it relies on astringent atonalities, the way it tracks a winter storm – or two – is often unabashedly amusing.”
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Audience responses:

  • “This is gorgeous!  She plays so expressively with such a beautiful tone…Nataliya Medvedovskaya is masterful”

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  • “This is Heavenly music played by an angel.  The way her hands shimmer over the keys is like she’s flying above the baby and lovingly sprinkling angel dust over its head as the baby drifts happily off to sleep.” 

 AdagioAffectuoso on Nataliya’s interpretation of Chopin’s Lullaby

 

Evaluation of Natasha’s award-winning Easy Listening songs:

  •  Poetic and fresh. Love the message of this song, and you have done it in an effective and beautiful way that I haven’t heard before.

“Inside Out” Song Evaluation – Great American Song Contest

  •  Nataliya,your words are graceful and beautiful. Very poetic, majestic, not an easy feat. Strong lyrics with good imagery and emotion. Good job of creating piece that is moving and not typical.

 “Fairytales” Song Evaluation – Great American Song Contest

  •  I am super excited about this song “Miracles Around Us”. It has the right ingredients for our next Sync It! Compilation – in particular the pop ballad stylings, the beautiful female vocals, and just really strong production. Just something films or a tv show would want. Really happy that you applied, as I love your song.

Gilli Moon Artist, and CEO of Warrior Girl Music www.warriorgirlmusic.com www.syncit.tv