South Carolina Philharmonic


October 22, 2014

S.C. Phil to welcome piano diva Marina Lomazov

The South Carolina Philharmonic welcomes “diva of the piano” Marina Lomazov for Marina Plays Tchaikovsky at the Koger Center for the Arts, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

A major figure in the Midlands arts scene, Lomazov is founder and director of the successful, annual Southeastern Piano Festival and the Ira McKissick Koger professor of piano at USC. A Steinway artist, she’s a star performer who has sold out concerts and helped world premiere a commissioned work for the S.C. Phil. 

She is also a friend of S.C. Phil Music Director Morihiko Nakahara, who welcomes her back to the stage to headline a true-to-type Masterworks concert sponsored by Dr. Gail M. Morrison

Lomazov (right) opens the evening with a true classic: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. The work is so renowned many know it by just a few notes of its majestic introduction. No slouch it its own right, Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony completes the evening of bold, classical standards.

Premium concert tickets are $53, $45, $35, $27 and $23. They are available online 24-hours a day at, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone at 803.251.2222 or at the Koger Center Box Office at Park and Greene streets. Student and military discounts are available. Self-parking is $5 and Southern Valet provides valet parking for $10.

Nakahara presents the popular pre-concert lecture series Classical Conversations at 6:30 p.m. in the Koger Center auditorium, offering unique insight into the evening’s program free to all ticket-holders.

Now in its fifth season, the “Music for a Cause” initiative allows the S.C. Phil to partner with a diverse group of fellow non-profit organizations to raise money and awareness for their causes. The partner for this concert is Epworth Children’s Home.

About Epworth Children's Home

For more than 116 years, Epworth Children’s Home has grown and adapted to the individual needs of children by providing quality care grounded in faith and responsibility for our neighbor.  Established in 1895 by the South Carolina Annual Conference of what is now the United Methodist Church, Epworth Children’s Home was originally named Epworth Orphanage. Situated in the heart of the state, the Home is located on 32 peaceful acres in Columbia, South Carolina.

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