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Naxos Congratulates Pianist Sonia Rubinsky on her Latin-Grammy® Award

November 23, 2009

Pianist Garners “Best Classical Album” Award for VILLA-LOBOS Piano Music Vol 8
First-Ever Latin Grammy® Win for a Naxos Recording

VILLA-LOBOS Piano Music Vol 8
– Guia Pratico Albums 10 & 11
Suite Infantil Nos 1 & 2

Sonia Rubinsky, piano

In all these works the world of childhood is lovingly evoked with extraordinary originality and brilliant virtuosity.
‘With Volume 8 of the piano music of Villa-Lobos, Sonia Rubinsky reaches a triumphant end to a long, complex and luxuriant journey…This is a magnificent conclusion to a formidable undertaking, recorded in ideal sound.’ (Gramophone)

Naxos congratulates pianist Sonia Rubinsky and producer Nikolaos Samaltanos on their 2009 Latin Grammy® Award for the Naxos recording, VILLA-LOBOS Piano Music Vol 8. This marks the first time a Naxos recording has received a Latin Grammy® for Best Classical Album.

Ms Rubinsky has recorded all of Villa-Lobos’ piano music for the Naxos label. A boxed set featuring all 8 volumes is planned for release in 2010.

Sonia Rubinsky reflects the great tradition of virtuoso pianists: a profound musical commitment combined with an exciting and refined technical gift. Her repertoire encompasses all periods from the Baroque to the present day. Born in Brazil of Slavic origin, she has lived in Israel, and most of her adult life in New York and Paris. She holds a Doctorate and Master of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School, having studied with Beveridge Webster, Vlado Perlemuter, Jacob Lateiner, William Daghlian, Benjamin Oren and Olga Normanha. Arthur Rubinstein singled out her strong musical temperament. Rubinsky is a worldwide acclaimed soloist with celebrated orchestras, as well as a highly praised recitalist. She has recorded the complete piano works of Villa-Lobos in eight volumes, the first of which was one of the five best releases of 1999, while the fifth was Editor’s Choice of October 2006, both in The Gramophone magazine.


Sonia Rubinsky Biography & Discography


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