Svetlana Smolina has performed in recitals and with orchestras worldwide, notably, Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher; St. Petersburg; Philharmonic; Orchestra National de France; Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic; Pittsburgh Symphony; New Florida Philharmonic; Shreveport Symphony; and New York Chamber. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Ms. Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Rising Stars, White Nights, Maggio Musicale, Mikkeli, Ruhr, Easter, Rotterdam Phillips Gergiev, International Gilmore, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Michelangeli, Hennessy Artists Series at Hanoi Opera House, The Voice of Music in Upper Galilee, in Royal Covent Garden Opera, Mariinsky 3 Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, Mozarteum, Merkin Hall, Kravis Center, NJPAC, Gulbenkian Foundation, Grand Artists Series in Tel-Aviv, and Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Recent recordings include Igor Stravinsky’s Les noces conducted by Valery Gergiev (on Decca/Phillips; and on Mariinsky Label which received the ICMA award for Best Choral Work in 2011), solo Chopin works for the Chopin iTunes Project, Benjamin Britten’s Young Apollo (live recording from Walt Disney Hall for BCM+D records) and many broadcasts for NPR, BBC, PBS, RAI, Cultura TV and other networks. In the summer of 2011 Svetlana joined the iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles, making her debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the iPalpiti Orchestra conducted by Eduard Schmieder.
Since 2011 Svetlana has been directing the piano program at Philadelphia International Music Festival. In 2014 Svetlana was appointed as Artist in Residence in Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music & Dance, in the Department of Instrumental Studies.
In 2014 Svetlana won the “Live on Stage” live showcases and was chosen as their only Classical Pianist Artist for 2015-16 season; the tour brought her to more than 20 states. Svetlana was also featured in and gave an interview for Keyboard Magazine. Other collaborations included a series of concerts with Robert Davi and Dave Konig at Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.
In 2014-15 Vadim Repin gave a series of concerts / presentations with Svetlana at the residences of the Ambassador of Russia in Washington DC, and in London, UK for Maestro Repin’s Trans-Siberian Art Festival. Their recital in March 2015 in Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada received an astonishing critical acclaim. In July 2015 they performed a recital as part of "2015 – Russian Year in Monaco" at the Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo Opera. This "Summer Dream" Gala evening was organized in aid of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Svetlana opened the 2015-16 season with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Juvenil in Lima, Peru, and was chosen as the soloist on the New Year tour to China with the Dublin Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Derek Gleeson, performing Rachmaninoff’s concerto throughout in seven cities. These included Suzhou Grand Theater, Harbin New Opera House and Harbin Concert Hall, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Tianjin Grand Theater and, in Changsha, opening its new Concert Hall.
Highlights of 2016-2017 include performances and recordings at the inauguration year / opening of Tippet Rise Festival in Montana together with Christopher O’Riley, its founding director; duo recitals with Vadim Repin at Cartagena Music Festival in Teatro Colon, Bogota for “2017 Columbia-France Year”; in Bangalore, Mumbai, India for XXV Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy; debut recitals in Argentina; and a Carnegie Hall recital with Lee Chin Siow and Gabrielle Armenier.