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Vita

 

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, aside from sparking spectacular fireworks. Her technical splendor is not a virtuosic means in itself, but blends with a natural, always colorful 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 colourful 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, Krzysztof Urbanski and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as well as seasoned masters such as Vladimir Fedoseyev and Marek Janowski.

Highlights of the 2018-19 season include Vinnitskaya‘s debuts with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra as well as a tour to Japan with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Alan Gilbert. Other season highlights are her concerts with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, SWR Symphonieorchester and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

The 2019-20 season will see Anna’s debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Bamberger Symphoniker. She has been invited as „Artist in Residence“ by the Dresden Philharmonie.

Anna Vinnitskaya’s recordings have been recognised with numerous awards, such as the Diapason d’Or, the Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the ECHO Klassik. On her latest albums she presents works by Rachmaninov with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Krzysztof Urbański and Bach’s piano concertos with Evgeni Koroliov, Ljupka Hadzi Georgieva and the Kammerakademie Potsdam (Alpha Classics / Outhere Music).

Born in the Russian city of Novorossijsk, Vinnitskaya has called Hamburg her home since 2002. A former master student of Evgenyi Koroliov at the Hamburg conservatoire, she now is a professor there herself – that is, when she’s not touring the stages of the wide musical world.