Cunningham Piano's very own composer-in-residence Nina Siniakova has composed a special piece capturing the magic of Christmas Morning. Featuring violinist Taisiya Losmakova and Nina on piano, this performance was recorded on a magnificent Yamaha C7X 7'6" Grand Piano at Cunningham Piano's King of Prussia showroom. We invite you to enjoy this celebration of the Christmas spirit as our musical "thank you" for your patronage and friendship!
Nina Siniakova is a musician of a diverse cultural background and broad interests. Her music explores eternal subjects of beauty, love, life, and death.
Her colleagues describe her style as “unique and refine” (Mark Hagerty) , that in their option makes Nina Siniakova “one of the most interesting composers of her generation” (Krzysztof Meyer). Her interests in musical genres span music written in contemporary classical style to minimalism, jazz, easy listening, and music for children.
Siniakova is a recipient of numerous awards, including First Prize and People’s Choice Award at Andrey Petrov Symphonic Music competition in St. Petersburg, Russia (for Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra), stipend of DAAD (German Students’ Exchange Service), stipend of Exploring the Metropolis program NYC and many others.
As a pianist and a composer she has appeared at Carnegie Weill Recital hall, Symphony Space New York, Harvard University, Beethoven House Bonn, Academy of Music in Philadelphia, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Zink jazz bar New York.
Nina Siniakova is active as a composer, pianist, and educator. A Doctor of Musical Arts, she received her education at Minsk Glinka Music College, St-Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and Musikhochschule Cologne. Beside music she also studied acting professionally.
Nina's notes: “Christmas Morning” was written upon a request coming from my dear friends, Italian-Belarusian violinist Tatiana Reout. Tatiana was looking for a piece to perform in her recital in Milan, Italy.
When composing, I was trying to describe all the child’s emotions happening on a Christmas morning. Excitement, love, the feel of a cozy house, fascination with the lights and garlands - just like I remember it from my own childhood.