Yana Reznik is an award-winning Russian classical pianist and multimedia artist based in the Bay Area, California. Her latest album, ‘Novellas’, was released in January 2021.
Passionate about bringing classical music to diverse audiences, Yana is well known for conceiving unique, ‘outside the box’ initiatives worldwide. Whether it’s a multimedia exhibit, concert series, talk show, theatre production or simply telling a story during her recitals, Yana’s vision for enriching classical music is modern and multicultural.
Being just a pianist was never enough! Classical music is beautiful, but we have to make it relevant, exciting, relatable to our current lives so we can imprint it with our own stories and emotions. I love to create innovative ways for audiences to enjoy my music.” — Yana Reznik
Having performed on TV and radio broadcasts — from the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, to the ACM Awards on PBS with Carrie Underwood, to broadcasts on established stations like NPR — Yana’s musical career and performances have taken her around the world.
She was previously a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Toyota Concert Series) at Disney Hall. Her win at the Artists International Competition saw her perform a sold-out Carnegie Hall recital in New York. As Roland’s honorary ‘Artist of the Year’, Yana also became the only classically endorsed pianist to perform at Zipper Hall (LA) and the Lincoln Center (New York) with tours around the US and Latin America.
Alongside her musical roots as a pianist, Yana’s versatility and talents have seen her creative career diversify into acting, producing, hosting, public speaking, business coaching, entrepreneurship and cultural leadership. But the music always comes first.