ANASTASIA ANTONOVA – le son de la beauté
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Concert Timing: tbc
Anastasia Antonova is a laureate of all the major international harpsichord competitions. A brilliant and highly engaging performer with the most beautiful technique, she performs in the world’s major concert venues.
Program details to be posted soon.
Anastasia Antonova, a Russian harpsichordist and pianist, is the only musician who has won prizes at each of the three largest and most prestigious harpsichord concerts: 1st prize at the international Prague Spring Competition (69th edition, 2017, Czech Republic); 3rd prize at the International J.S. Bach Competition (21st edition, Leipzig, Germany); and 3rd prize at the International Musica Antiqua Competition (Brugge, Belgium, 2018). Additional prizes won by Anastasia include:
* Winner (2nd prize, 1st was not awarded) at the international Yamanashi Competition (Japan, 2016)
* Winner of the City of Prague Prize for the most successful laureate at the Prague Spring International Music Competition (2017, Czech Republic)
* Laureate (Golden Award) at the international harpsichord Svirel competition (A&A Cembalo Duo, ensemble nomination, Slovenia, 2016)
* Winner (3rd prize) at the international Volkonsky harpsichord competition (Moscow, Russia, 2013)
* Winner of a special audience award at the Austrian Baroque Academy (Gmunden, Austria, 2011)
* Laureate (3rd prize) of the Open All-Russian “Merzlyakovka invites friends” piano competition (Moscow, 2008)
* Laureate and winner of a special prize at the international “IBLA Grand Prize” competition (Raguza, Italy, 2007)
Since 2018 Anastasia Antonova has been teaching harpsichord, basso-continuo, and chamber ensemble performance in Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. And, since 2012 she has been an Artist of Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy.
Born in Moscow, Anastasia excelled at Classical and Baroque music from her early school years. Her first recitals with orchestra were at age 12 when she performed keyboard concertos by J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart. And, also while at school, she received the honor of playing at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory performing solo repertoire by Mozart and Beethoven.
Anastasia graduated with honors from Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied harpsichord (Prof. Olga Filippova), piano (Prof. Michail Dubov) and fortepiano (Prof. Alexey Lubimov). She continued her harpsichord studies at the post-graduate level at Moscow Conservatory (Prof. O. Filippova) and the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Prof. Wolfgang Gluxam). She also received important artistic guidance at international master classes with K. Haugsand, P. Hantai, S. Sempe, M. Mencoboni, C. Schornsheim, and others.
Anastasia performs extensively as a soloist and chamber music player in Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Slovenia and Russia. Her repertoire covers music of five centuries – from English virginalists to modern composers. As pianist and harpsichordist she has premiered a number of works by composers of the 20th and 21st centuries in Russia. Anastasia’s recent appearances have been in venues such as the Wiener Konzerthaus; Prague’s Rudolfinum; the Great Hall of Tivolivredenburg in Utrecht; the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory; South Czech Philharmonic; Moscow International House of Music; Moscow Philharmonic; Zaryadye Hall, and many others. In 2018 she made her debuts with Czech Philharmonic and Prague Spring International Music Festival.
In 2011 Anastasia, with her colleague Anna Kiskachi, founded A&A Cembalo Duo. A&A has already proven itself at numerous international music festivals, including Early Music Fabulous Fringe in Utrecht (Holland); Musica Antiqua in Brugge (Belgium); Resonanzen; Styriarte; Alter Musik Italia Mia; Brunnenthaler Konzertsommer (Austria); Early Music Yamanashi (Japan); Klang im Kloster; Neuburger Barockkonzerte (Germany); Accademia del Ricercare (Italy); Clavecin en France (France); Breaking Stereotypes (Russia), and others.
Besides solo, chamber music and cembalo duo concerts Anastasia performs as a soloist with orchestras such as Pratum Integrum; Collegium 1704; South Czech Philharmonic; Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinu Zlin Orchestra; State Symphony Capella of Russia, Moscow Chamber Gnessin Orchestra; and others.
Her harpsichord performances were broadcast by Russian Culture TV and radio stations such as Radio Osterreich I (Austria); Cesky rozhlas, CRo Vltava (Czech Republic); Der Bayerische Rundfunk (Germany); Concertzender (Netherlands); Radio Russia; and Radio Orpheus (Russia).