Viviana Sofronitsky

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Viviana Sofronitsky is a fortepianist and harpsichordist who specializes in period performances of Classical and Romantic music.
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Viviana Sofronitsky is a Russian-Canadian fortepianist, the daughter of pianist Vladimir Sofronitsky. Born in Moscow, she began studying music at home before she was enrolled in the Central Music School. She advanced to the Moscow Conservatory, where she earned a DMA. While living in the Soviet Union, she pursued her interest in early music by working with such period ensembles as Madrigal and the Chamber Music Academy, appearing additionally as a soloist in Moscow, Leningrad, and other major cities.

Sofronitsky moved to the United States in 1989 to study early music at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, then moved to Toronto, Canada, where she participated in performances and recording sessions with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. She became a Canadian citizen in 1994.

In 1999, she received degrees in fortepiano, harpsichord, and early music performance from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She has lived in the Czech Republic since 2001 with her husband, Paul McNulty, a manufacturer of fortepiano replicas that Sofronitsky collects and plays. She performs on a two-manual harpsichord by Yves Beaupré, a Viennese fortepiano by F. Teller, and copies of fortepianos by Stein, Walter, Graf, Pleyel, and Boisselot. Sofronitsky has recorded for Suoni e Colori, Globe, Passacaille, Avi, ETCetera, and Pro Musica Camerata.