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 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. She is a valued partner of the great orchestras and conductors such asMarek Janowski, Krzysztof Urbański, Kirill Petrenko, Andris Nelsons, Alan Gilbert or Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
In 2019, Anna Vinnitskaya made her spectacular debut with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. The 2019-20 season sees her debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Bamberger Symphoniker. As the „Artist in Residence“ at the Philharmonie Dresden she will perform a number of solo, chamber and orchestral concerts. Further, Anna will return to orchestras such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin or WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln. She will be on tour across Europe, including orchestral concerts in Trondheim (Norway), Budapest, Lyon and Aix-en-Provence as well as recitals in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
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 theNDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Krzysztof Urbańskiand Bach’s piano concertos withEvgeni Koroliov, Ljupka Hadzi Georgieva and the Kammerakademie Potsdam (Alpha Classics/Outhere Music).
Anna Vinnitskaya was born in the Russian city of Novorossijsk. She was a student ofSergei Ossipienko in Rostov and Evgenyi Koroliov at theHamburg conservatoire. Since 2009 she has been a professor there herself - that is, when she is not touring the stages of the wide musical world.