Anna Vinnitskaya | Piano
ANNA VINNITSKAYA, Piano
Anna Vinnitskaya was born in 1983 in Novorossiysk, Russia. She received her first piano lessons from her mother at the age of six, played her first orchestral concert when she was eight years old, and her first recital at the age of nine. After studies at the Sergei Rachmaninoff Conservatory in Rostov-on-Don with Sergej Osipenko, Anna Vinnitskaya began studying with Evgeni Koroliov at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater in Hamburg in 2002. She was appointed professor of piano there herself in 2009.
Anna Vinnitskaya has won several international piano competitions and received numerous awards, most notably first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2007) and the Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (2008). For the past three years she has taken part in the concert series “Junge Wilde” at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. This special series presents young artists who pursue ambitious international careers.
As a soloist Anna Vinnitskaya regularly performs with renowned orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestras of Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Berlin, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Phiharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. She collaborates with conductors Andrey Boreyko, Alan Buribayev, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marek Janowski, Dimitri Jurowski, Emmanuel Krivine, Louis Langrée, Yoel Levi, Andris Nelsons, Kyrill Petrenko, Krzysztof Urbański, Juraj Valcuha and Gilbert Varga.
In April 2009 Anna’s debut album was published on the French label Naïve, featuring works by Rachmaninov, Gubaidulina, Medtner and Prokofiev. This recording was awarded the “Diapason d’Or” as well as the “Choc du Mois” by Classica Magazine. Furthermore, it was nominated for a Midem-Classical Award. In October 2010 Anna Vinnitskaya’s first orchestral CD followed. As soloist of the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Gilbert Varga she recorded Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major. This album earned her an ECHO Klassik award in October 2011.
In March 2012 Anna Vinnitskaya presented her third CD with several masterpieces of Maurice Ravel such as „Miroirs“, and „Gaspard de la nuit“. It was immediately awarded the “Diapason d’Or” award. The album, which was recorded in Berlin in the autumn of 2011, demonstrates Anna Vinnitskaya’s abundant musicality and virtuosity. In her ardent performance, she commands breathtaking art of phrasing and immaculate technique, combined with captivating stylistic confidence.
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