Anna Vinnitskaya



Anna Vinnitskaya was born in 1983 in Novorossiysk, Russia. Her parents are pianists as well. She received her first piano lessons from her mother at the age of six and made her first public appearance when she was nine years old. After studies with Sergei Ossipenko at the Sergei Rachmaninoff Conservatory in Rostov-on-Don, Anna Vinnitskaya attracted the attention of Ralf Nattkemper at a piano competition and was finally invited by him to the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg (HfMT), where she started studying with Evgeni Koroliov in October 2002. In October 2009, she has been appointed professor for piano at the HfMT Hamburg herself.


Anna Vinnitskaya won several international piano competitions. Among the latest awards are the First prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2007) and the “Leonard Bernstein Award” of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (2008).


As a soloist Anna Vinnitskaya regularly performs with renowned orchestras such as the NDR and SWR Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the KBS Symphony Orchestra Seoul as well as the Basel Symphony Orchestra. Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Louis Langrée, Marek Janowski, Emmanuel Krivine, Gilbert Varga, Kyrill Petrenko, Juraj Valcuha, Dimitri Jurowski, Alan Buribayev, Pietari Inkinen, and Yoel Levi are among those conductos, Anna Vinnitskaya has already worked with.


Solo recitals have led her so far to the US, Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, and to most of the European countries. In the field of chamber music she regularly plays trio with the violinist Erik Schumann and the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.


Anna Vinnitskaya is frequently appearing at the important international festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Verbier Festival, and the Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron.


Throughout the concert seasons 2009/10 – 2011/12, she is taking part in the concert series “Junge Wilde” at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. This special series, presenting seven young artists who follow a career of major proportions, attracts great attention nationwide.


In April 2009 Anna’s debut CD for the French label Naïve was published, featuring works by Rachmaninov, Gubaidulina, Medtner and Prokofiev. This recording was awarded the “Diapason d’Or ‘Nouveauté’” as well as the “Choc du Mois” of Classica Magazine (June 2009). Furthermore, it was appointed “CD of the Month” in the magazine 'Piano News' for two consecutive months and nominated for a Midem-Classical Award (category “Instrumental Solo”).


In October 2010, this highly successful CD was followed by another release for Naïve, with Anna Vinnitskaya as the soloist of the Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Gilbert Varga playing Prokoviev's Piano concerto no. 2 and Ravel's Piano concerto in G.