The Ukrainian-born German pianist Milana Chernyavska has built a remarkable career and established herself as a significant pianist and teacher of our time. Her critics are enthusiastic and even Alfred Brendel said of her: "Listening to Milana Chernyavska is the happiness of the whole".
Milana Chernyavska is highly regarded on the concert podiums of renowned concert series and festivals in Europe, the USA and Southeast Asia. She regularly performs at the Lucerne Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Salzburg Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, in halls such as Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonic, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Herkulessaal Munich, Wigmore Hall London, Carnegie Hall New York, St. Petersburg Philharmonic. As a soloist she performs with many renowned orchestras. Her solo recitals are also acclaimed by the audience as well as the press. She was awarded the prestigious Alfred Brendel Prize at the Ruhr Piano Festival. In addition to her solo activities, the pianist is celebrated as a highly sought-after chamber musician. She regularly performs with renowned artists such as Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili, Daniel Müller-Schott, David Garrett, Daniel Röhn, Rudens Turku, Ana de la Vega, Arabella Steinbacher, Sebastian Klinger, Maximilian Hornung, David Frühwirth, Susanna Yoko Henkel, the Vogler Quartet and Bassiona Amorosa, among others. The Milander Quartet, which she founded and in which "four excellent instrumental soloists have found the perfect interplay" - as the press wrote after their debut in the Munich Philharmonie - has developed into a sought-after ensemble in a short time.
Milana Chernyavska has over twenty CD recordings on well-known labels such as DECCA, EMI, Sony, Naxos, Claves, Divox, Genion, Avie Records, Ars Musici, Öhms Classics, many of which have been awarded international prizes such as Diapasond'Or, BBC Music Magazine Award, "IRR Outstanding", Pizzicato Super Sonic Award. She also received the most important media award in Germany, the "Echo Preis", in the category " Classical Music without Borders".
The versatile artist has been teaching as a professor for piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz since 2009. Furthermore, she has been a professor at the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein since 2010, and since 2021 she is at the renowned Reina Sofia Escuela Superior de Musica in Madrid. She conducts numerous international master classes worldwide and is a sought-after juror at renowned competitions such as the ARD Competition in Munich, Busoni Competition in Bolzano, Telekom-Beethoven in Bonn, Mozart Competition in Salzburg, Santa Cecilia Competition in Porto or Blüthner Goldton Award in Vienna. Her students regularly win first prizes at important international competitions such as Van Cliburn, Santander, Busoni, Maria Canals, Enescu, Vendom Prize, Malta and many others.
Milana Chernyavska received her pianistic training with Irina Lipatova and Valerij Sagajdachnij at the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in her native Kiev, where she played her first concert in the Great Hall of the Philharmonic Hall at the age of seven. She completed her education with a Master's degree at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with Prof. M. Höhenrieder and Prof. G. Oppitz. She received important musical impulses from Alfred Brendel, Ana Chumachenco and Dmitrij Bashkirov. Her outstanding artistic achievements have been recognised with numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including in Paris, Florence and Kiev. To crown it all, Milana Chernyavska received the most important state cultural award of her homeland - Honoured Artist of Ukraine - personally presented by the President of the country. With her doctoral thesis on the "value and pedagogical aspect of interpretation theory", she also distinguished herself as a musicologist.