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Anastasia Injushina (Piano)

Born: St. Petersburg, Russia

The Rusiian pianist, Anastasia Injushina, began her piano studies at the age of 4, and soon she studied at St. Petersburg conservatoire in the Lubov Rudova class. Already then she toured the country as an orchestra soloist, and at the age of 10 she premiered in the famous hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonie. In 1991 she moved to Finland to study at the Sibelius-Academy with Viathcheslav Novikov. She gratuated in 1997 with excellent grades. She says that the best teachers she ever had were Walter Gieseking, Wilhelm Furtwängler and other great musicians of the past. When still studying, she was awarded the divided II position at the national Maj Lind piano competition. In 1996 she won the prestigious München ARD competition together with her duo partner, cellist Sennu Laine. This victory meant a leap in her solo career, but also helped Injushina develop herself as a chamber musician in an international level.

After her studies, Anastasia Injushina has performed widely internationally and has made numerous recordings for radio and television, for such broadcasting companies as ARD1, Bayerische Rundfunk, Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk, Norddeusche Rundfunk and Finnish broadcasting company YLE. She has been invited to perform at several international music festival, among which Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg, MDR-Sommer, Kuhmo Chamber Music and Mikkeli Music festival. She has continued to give concerts around Europe and South America, both as a soloist and a chamber musician.

Her artistry is renowned for her particular poetry and sensitivity which has attracted some of the world's top musicians to join her in performing chamber music. One of the thriving forces of Anastasia Injushina's career has been her special relationship with chamber music. After many years of work, this love for music developed into a decision to build up a new chamber music event in Helsinki. Since 2009, she has been the artistic director of her own Helsinki Spring Light Chamber Music Festival.

One of the highlights of the 2012-2013 season is the recording of the music of J.S Bach and his sons, which is released internationally in February/March 2013.

Source: Anastasia Injushina Website; Fazer Artists’ Management Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2013)

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