Praised for her unique artistry and charismatic stage presence, Indian-American pianist Pallavi Mahidhara has appeared in solo and orchestral concerts across five continents, including performances at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile. She is the Second Prize winner and of the 69th Geneva International Piano Competition, and of the VI International Prokofiev Competition in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Other awards include the Olivier Berggruen Prize at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Steinway Förderpreis in Germany, the Astral Artists National Auditions in the US, and on multiple occasions, the “Sobresaliente” Award from the hands of Queen Sofía of Spain.
Pallavi is the Executive Producer, Writer, and Host of the “The Conscious Artist”, a podcast designed to promote Mental Health Awareness for musicians, artists, and all human beings. She holds degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, and studied with Dimitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. As the first female Indian pianist to attend these institutions and host a podcast on mental health in Western classical music, she fervently embraces her role as cultural ambassador, artist, and mentor.
Pallavi has performed at important festivals such as Marlboro Music, Verbier Festival, and Gstaad Menuhin Festival. She has given chamber music performances with renowned artists such as Diemut Poppen, Wolfram Christ, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Arnold Steinhardt, Peter Wiley, and Michael Rusinek, István Várdai, Pablo Ferrández, Josef Spacek, and Theo Fouchennert. She has performed under the direction of Arjan Tien, Thomas Sanderling, Daniel Boico, Róbert Farkas, Daniel Abad Casanova, and Pablo Gonzalez, among others.
Upcoming performances in the 2023-2024 season include appearances in Europe and the US, and recitals with renowned chamber music colleagues, including two European tours with fellow colleagues from The Curtis Institute of Music. 2022-2023 highlights included a solo recital at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, a recital with renowned cellist Gary Hoffman, chamber music performances at Lincoln Center with members of the New York Philharmonic, and orchestral performances around the US including with Eugene Symphony under Maestro Joseph Young, and Symphony Tacoma under Maestra Sarah Ioannides.
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