Anna Vinnitskaya - Piano

Anna Vinnitskaya © Marco Borggreve

Whoever witnesses Anna Vinnitskaya in concert is inevitably enthralled by the aura of this artist. Audiences and critics alike celebrate her ability to paint grand canvases and spark spectacular fireworks. Her technical splendour is not a virtuosic means in itself, but blends with a natural, always colourful sound. Anna Vinnitskaya is a major pianist of our time who tells stories with her music.

Vinnitskaya’s repertoire spans from Johann Sebastian Bach to Sofia Gubaidulina. Her particular emphasis lies on the great Russian piano composers such as Rachmaninov, Prokofiev or Shostakovich, as well as the piano works of Ravel, Debussy and Chopin. In the past few years, her readings of Brahms and Bartók have caused a stir.

The first prize at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels in 2007 marked the beginning of Anna Vinnitskaya’s international career. Among the conductors with whom she has collaborated are stars of the younger generation such as Andris Nelsons, Kirill Petrenko or Krzysztof Urbanski, as well as seasoned masters such as Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Fedoseyev and Marek Janowski.

Highlights of the 2018-19 season will include Vinnitskaya‘s debuts with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. She return to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg for three major projects – with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester – as well as to the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, SWR Symphonieorchester and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Anna Vinnitskaya’s recordings have been recognized with numerous awards, such as the Diapason d’Or, the Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the ECHO Klassik.

Born in the Russian city of Novorossiysk, Anna Vinnitskaya has called Hamburg her home since 2002. A former master student of Evgeni Koroliov at the Hamburg conservatoire, she now is a professor there herself.

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