Described as ‘a graceful pianist’, with an ‘impeccable sense of timing’, Taisiya Pushkar enjoys a vibrant career as a collaborative pianist. Having performed extensively in Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, Canada and the United States as a recitalist and in collaboration with many leading singers and instrumentalists, Taisiya is in demand as a dynamic performer and a sensitive collaborator.
Most notably, a long-time musical partnership with the cellist Amber Docters van Leeuwen has led to the recording of their debut CD, which has been released on the Brilliant Classics label. Together, the duo has made their debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Last season, Taisiya has appeared on the acclaimed “What Makes it Great?” series at Merkin Concert Hall with Rob Kapilow, performing Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata for violin and piano.
Since 2009, Taisiya has been the official pianist of the Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC, a group dedicated to exploring rarely heard music written for women’s voices, as well as nurturing emerging women composers through commissions and performances. Dr. Pushkar is on the faculty of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and of the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center, of which she is an alumna. Taisiya is also a teaching artist for the Distance Learning Center at the Manhattan School of Music, where she develops programs for students in a cutting-edge interactive videoconference setting, and has presented to schools both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Taisiya Pushkar holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin College, and a Master’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree.