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Prof. Dr. Milana Chernyavska

“In Milana Chernyavska’s case, her musical performance brings complete happiness, which loses none of its completeness even at the tenth listening.” (Alfred Brendel, Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Milana Chernyavska, a German artist with Ukrainian roots. Looking back at her impressive career, she established herself as one of the leading pianists and pedagogues of our times. Her critics agree with Alfred Brendel, who wrote that “Happiness was complete when one listened to Milana Chernyavska”. Since 2009 she is a professor for the piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. She is also a professor at the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein since 2010. With her doctorate theses "The evaluation and pedagogical aspects of the theory of interpretation" she leads a discourse on insights from a perspective of musicology.

Milana Chernyavska is a sought-after teacher at international master classes as well as a jury member at various prestigious piano competitions, such as the ARD in Munich or the Bluethner Goldaward in Vienna. Her students constantly win top prizes at important international competitions as Santander Paloma O`shea, Ferrucco Busoni, Maria Canals, Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, Vladimir Horowitz Competition and competitions in Los Angeles , Ettlingen, San Marino, Malta and many more. At the age of seven, she played her first concert at the Philharmonic Hall in her native town of Kyiv. In 1990, she graduated with distinction from the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where Prof. W. Sagaidachny was her professor. This was followed by master classes with renowned teachers and famous pianists, including Alfred Brendel, Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Krainev, Sergio Perticaroli, and Alexander Lonquich. In 1994 Milana Chernyavska received the most important award of her homeland, “Merited Artist of Ukraine”. From 1995 to 1998 she completed the master study of Prof. Margarita Höhenrieder and Prof. Gerhard Oppitz at the Munich Music Academy.

Milana Chernyavska appears regularly at international festivals and major music centers around the world. She performed at the Lucerne Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Pablo Casals Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwetzingen Festival, and in halls like Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Munich’s Herkulessaal, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall. Her artistic achievements were honored with numerous national and international awards, including competitions in Paris, Florence and Kyiv, where she won a gold medal at the International Piano Competition “Vladimir and Regina Horowitz”.

As a soloist Milana Chernyavska performs with many renowned orchestras, while audiences and critics cheer for her solo recitals. In 2013 she played at the Ruhr Piano Festival, where she was awarded the prestigious Alfred Brendel Prize. Milana Chernyavska's discography contains more than 20 CDs which have been published with such world leading labels as Decca, Sony, EMA, and others. Her recordings received international prizes like the Diapason d'Or, BBC Music Award and Pizzicato Super Sonic Award. In 2014 she received Germany's most important media prize - the "Echo Prize", in the category "Classical without Borders". Apart from her solo career, Milana Chernyavska is a celebrated chamber musician. As a recital partner, she appears regularly with such artists as Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili, David Garrett, Arabella Steinbacher, Sebastian Klinger, the Vogler Quartet, Maximilian Hornung, Daniel Müller-Schott, Susanna Yoko Henkel, and others. She founded the Milander Quartett, which has quickly developed into a sought-after ensemble and was described by the press as “four excellent instrumental soloists who have found each other in a perfect harmony” after the quartet’s debut in Munich Philharmonic.



Former Scholars

Vladimir Acimovic

2002 | Serbia

Levon Avagyan

1990 | Armenia

Ana Bakradze

2000 | Georgia

Stipe Bilic

1992 | Croatia

Vladyslava Buchko

1992 | Ukraine

Julian Burdenko

1998 | Germany

Hyena Cho

1999 | South Korea

Dmytro Choni

1993 | Ukraine

Ana Dadic

1993 | Croatia

Arsen Dalibaltayan

2003 | Croatia

Tomislav Damjanovic

1992 | Croatia

Javier de Diego Bermejo

1999 | Spain

Andreas Johannes Domjanic

1995 | Principality of Liechtenstein

Andriy Dragan

1986 | Ukraine / Switzerland

Roman Fediurko

2004 | Ukraine

Oleksandr Fediurko

2010 | Ukraine

Alicia Cobos Fernández-Cabrera

1997 | Spain

Kira Frolu

2000 | Romania

Kateryna Garanich

1995 | Ukraine

Daniel Golod

1997 | Israel

Polina Gorohovska

1999 | Ukraine

Jure Gorucan

1992 | Slovenia

Laura Herold

1999 | Switzerland / Italy

Ron Maxim Huang

2001 | Germany

Oleksii Kanke

1998 | Ukraine

Nikita Khnykin

2003 | Norway

Emin Kiourktchian

2004 | Spain

Petar Klasan

1992 | Croatia

Elizaveta Kliuchereva

1999 | Russia

Sonja Kowollik

2001 | Germany

Ivan Vihor Krsnik Cohar

1997 | Croatia

Rafael Kyrychenko

1996 | Portugal

Emil Laternser

2004 | Liechtenstein

Shinyoung Lee

1997 | South Korea

Adela Liculescu

1993 | Romania

Denis Linnik

1995 | Belarus

Roman Lopatynskyy

1993 | Ukraine

Nikita Lukinov

1998 | Russia

Monika Mašanauskaite

1995 | Lithuania

Evelyne Medvedko

2004 | Russia

Kasparas Mikužis

2001 | Lithuania

Mia Miljkovic

1987 | Croatia

Yaroslav Molochnyk

2001 | Ukraine

Evgeniy Motorenko

1999 | Ukraine

Johanna Nather

1990 | Austria

Robert Neumann

2001 | Germany

Jan Nikovich

2001 | Croatia

Illia Ovcharenko

2001 | Ukraine

Aristotelis Papadimitriou

1993 | Switzerland

Ivan Petrovic-Poljak

2004 | Croatia

Mykola Pushkarov

1997 | Ukraine

Zsuzsanna Reichsöllner

1985 | Romania

Can Sarac

2007 | Turkey

Gur Sargsyan

2006 | Armenia

Polina Sasko

1993 | Ukraine

Dmytro Semykras

2001 | Ukraine

Aurelia Shimkus

1997 | Latvia

Clara Isabella Siegle

2000 | Ireland

Jihye-Cecilia Sin

1988 | South Korea

Tabea Streicher

2004 | Germany

Ádám Szokolay

1996 | Hungary

Kostandin Tashko

1997 | Albania

Bohdan Terletskyy

2005 | Ukraine

Oleksandra Totkalova

1996 | Ukraine

Anna Ulaieva

1985 | Ukraine

Irina Vaterl

1991 | Austria

Zvjezdan Vojvodic

2003 | Croatia

Ondrej Zavadil

1997 | Czech Republic

Andrey Zenin

1995 | Russia

Matouš Zukal

1998 | Czech Republic