Liana Paniyeva began winning prizes in piano competitions in Ukraine in 2002 when she earned Third Prize at the International Competitions in Memory of E. Gilels, First Prize at the International Competition in Memory of Prokofiev, and Second Prize at the International Competition in Memory of A. Karamanov.
In 2008, Liana continued winning competitions: She won First Prize in the “Music World” International Competition in Italy, and she was the winner of “The Voice of Music” Piano Competition in Israel. In the United States in 2012, Ms. Paniyeva was the winner of the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, recipient of the Grand Prize at the Metropolitan International Piano Competition, and the winner of the AFAF Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition. In 2013-2015, Ms. Paniyeva was awarded the E.B. Storrs Piano Scholarship from the Musical Club of Hartford. Ms. Paniyeva was also awarded the Cargill Foundation Prize in the 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow and became a prizewinner at the Iowa International Piano Competition in 2015.
She has performed at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy, and Israel. During the 2012/13 season, she performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Most recently, Liana played in the concert halls of Scotland, South Africa, and in multiple states of the USA.
Liana graduated from the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine and went on to earn her Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in 2011. Her career continues with recitals in Hungary, Israel, Ukraine, USA, England, Syria, Canada, South Africa, and Norway. Most recently, Ms. Paniyeva finished her Artist Diploma at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. Liana continues her studies under the mentorship of Anastasia Seifetdinova.