Anna Vinnitskaya was born in 1983 in Novorossiisk to a family of pianists. At the age of six she began to study the piano and at eight she appeared on-stage with an orchestra for the first time. From 1995 – 2008 she studied under Professor Sergei Osipenko at the Music Lyceum of the Rostov Rachmaninoff Conservatoire and later completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Rostov Conservatoire itself. Trained at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. She currently teaches there.
Anna Vinnitskaya has won several international piano competitions and received numerous awards, most notably 1st prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2007) and the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (2008).
As a soloist, Anna Vinnitskaya regularly performs with such renowned ensembles as the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Hamburg, Stuttgart and Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. She collaborates with conductors including Andrey Boreyko, Alan Buribayev, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marek Janowski, Dmitri Jurowski, Emmanuel Krivine, Louis Langrée, Yoel Levi, Andris Nelsons, Kirill Petrenko, Krzysztof Urbański, Juraj Valčuha and Gilbert Varga.
In 2009, Anna’s debut album was released on the French label Naïve, featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Gubaidulina, Medtner and Prokofiev. This recording was awarded the Diapason d’Or and 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 was released. As a soloist of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester 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 released her third CD with several masterpieces by Maurice Ravel including 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 virtuoso technique. In her ardent performances she commands breathtaking art of phrasing and immaculate technique, combined with a captivating stylistic confidence.
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