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Angelina Gadeliya - Piano
Universtiy of Connecticut - Storrs.

Praised for her "rich and resonant sound" (The New York Sun) and her ability to "make music speak" (The Colorado Springs Gazette), pianist Angelina Gadeliya leads a rich musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, new music expert, and educator. Her work with Ensemble Connect and the NYC-based Decoda ensemble has frequently brought her to the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School, as well as to Germany, South Korea, Abu Dhabi, Princeton University, Vassar College, the Trinity Wall Street series, and various New York locales. Ms. Gadeliya’s recent performances also include solo and chamber music recitals in such venues as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Bowling Green State University, the New York Historical Society, Penn State, and Merkin Recital Hall in NYC.

Her festival affiliations include the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Music Festival, the Green Box Music and Arts Festival in Colorado, and she has also appeared at the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, the Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, the Beethoven Master Course in Positano, Italy, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Reynosa International

Piano Festival in Mexico, David Dubal’s lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 2007 Emerson String Quartet's Beethoven Project at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Gadeliya has appeared as soloist with orchestras across the US and has collaborated with such artists as Lucy Shelton, Anton Miller, Mihai Tetel, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, James Conlon, David Stern, Andrew Manze, Paul Nadler, David Bowlin, principal players of the New York Philharmonic, and the internationally acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group. Ms. Gadeliya is the Co-Artistic Director of the Connecticut Bach Festival and Competition and serves as the President of the Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut. 

A passionate advocate of new music, Ms. Gadeliya has given numerous premiers of new works and has worked closely with such composers as Frederic Rzewski, Richard Danielpour, Richard Wilson, John Adams, Thomas Adès, Kati Agocs, Marc-André Dalbavie, Steve Reich, Steven Mackey, Daniel Bjarnason, Matthias Pintscher, Ofer Ben-Amots, and John Harbison. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, the Juilliard School, Mannes College, and has a Doctorate from Stony Brook University. Her principal mentors include Angela Cheng, Pavlina Dokovska, and Gilbert Kalish. Ms. Gadeliya is currently serving as the Assistant Professor in Residence of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where she resides with her husband Misha and their three children, Felix, Anastasia, and Luke. Her performances have been featured on New York’s WQXR as well as WWFM radio stations.  For more information, please go to

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