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Anastasia Voltchok (Piano)

Born: Moscow, Russia

The Russian pianist, Anastasia Voltchok, was born to a family of professional pianists, and began her piano studies at the age of 4. She studied with Evgeny Malinin and Larissa Dedova at the Moscow Tschaikowsky Conservatory, with Rudolf Buchbinder at the Academy of Music in Basel, Switzerland and with Santiago Rodriguez at the University of Maryland, USA, where she was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Among her many awards are the First Prize at the International Piano Competition in Senigallia, Italy. First Prize and Gold Medal at the International World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, USA in 2003.

Since her orchestral debut with Haydn piano concerto at the age eight Anastasia Voltchok has performed extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe and the USA. Anastasia Voltchok performs with conductors such as Valery Gergiev (Mariinsky-Theatre Orchestra), Mikhail Pletnev (Bamberger Symphoniker), Mario Venzago, John Neschling, Michal Nesterowicz, Dennis Russell Davies, Howard Griffiths. As a recitalist she performs at New York’s Lincoln Center, Tonhalle Zürich, Santa Cecilia in Rome and Victoria Hall in Geneva. She has been a guest artist at the Moscow Easter Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival in France, and the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Piano Festival in Bergamo and Brescia, Italy.

Highlights of the current season are collaborations with Roman Kofman and the National Philharmony in Kiev as well as a tour with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica.

Anastasia Voltchok’s performances have been broadcast all over Europe and in the USA. She has recorded for NOVALIS (Schubert/Liszt, Prokofiev) and for Genuin (Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninov). Her latest release was J.S. Bach's Goldberg variations (BWV 988) in October 2014 for Solomusica.

"Anastasia Voltchok is a representative of the great Russian pianistic tradition. Her playing is powerful, vigorous and volcanic. Not only does her technique appear to be boundless but it seems that Richter’s spirit is in the hall.“ - Rocco Zacheo, Le Temps, Geneva

Source: Konzertgesellschaft Websitel; Photo 01: Errol Siegfried; Photo 02: Alberto Venzago
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2015)

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