Critics around the world have praised Mikhail Yanovitsky as one of today’s leading artists.
“Particularly striking was the sound: big without brutality, rich but always clear in focus.” The New York Times
“His ability to execute the details while at the same time clothing the music in broad colors and expansive melodic gesture recalled a manner of Chopin playing from past generations.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Yanovitsky will become one of the great piano talents of our time.” Duluth News-Tribune
“Rarely does one leave a concert hall in such an elated mood as provokes the performance of Mikhail Yanovitsky... he is a true master.” El Porvenir
Larisa Yanovitsky, born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), studied at the prestigious Leningrad Conservatory under the tutelage of Professor Vera Razumovskaya, one of the exemplary teachers in Russia.
Upon graduation, Larisa began teaching children at several district music schools, as well as adults at the Institute of Culture, now the St. Petersburg University of Culture. Teaching is her passion, which she has passed to many of her students, who now teach in Russia, as well as Germany, Israel, and the United States. The most accomplished of her many students is her son, Mikhail Yanovitsky, a Steinway artist, a winner of numerous competitions, a concertizing pianist, who is also on the piano faculty of Temple University in Philadelphia.
Upon arrival in the United States, Larisa continued her teaching career. For the past twenty years, she has been a part of the Settlement Music School piano faculty, and has an extensive private studio. Her most motivated students continued professional musical training at universities and conservatories, such as Manhattan School of Music, the University of Pennsylvania, and many others.