INSTRUCTOR BIO

Instructor
Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin

About the Instructor

  • Pianist, Dr. Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin has performed with great success throughout the world, including in the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy, and Austria. She was born in Siberia into a musical family. She graduated from the Odessa Stolyarsky Music School for highly talented children. While in Germany, she earned both Master's and Doctorate degrees in music performance. Her electrifying virtuosity and exquisite musicality brought her numerous prizes in international competitions. In 2014, due to her superlative achievements in the music field, the State Department of the US government granted her American citizenship, a rare privilege reserved for individuals of extraordinary ability, recognizing these honorees as "the best of the best" in their field of endeavor. Sofiya's YouTube channel has become very popular in promoting classical music around the world, with many videos of her live performances. Modern composers from all over the world have dedicated their music to her, and she has performed at numerous world premieres. Sofiya's concerts have been described by critics as "a festival of all the senses," "a magic ride on the witch's broom," and "brilliant technique with soul."