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Anastasia Rizikov - Co-production with Black Ice Sound

September 28th, 2019
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

At age seven, Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov made her orchestral debut with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine after winning the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition. Now 20, Anastasia has placed first in a handful of international piano competitions, among them a win at age sixteen- the Jaén International Piano Competition in Spain. With over 30 orchestral performances and 20 concerti in her repertoire, Anastasia has already played with major orchestras of Canada, the United States, and Europe, taking her to such prestigious halls as Carnegie Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, the Kremlin, and in festivals such as Verbier and Orford.

Her first CD, recorded at age sixteen under the NAXOS label, received worldwide critical acclaim, acknowledging her as “one to watch”. This season, Anastasia’s concert schedule brings her to several appearances with orchestra as a soloist, performing Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Variations, as well as Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1, as well as to solo recitals in Poland, Spain, and France. In 2017, she began studies at École Normale de Musique de Paris with Professor Marian Rybicki, and from 2003-2017 she studied with Professor Maia Spis at the Nadia Music Academy, Toronto. Adept in English, Russian, Ukrainian (and working towards mastering her French), Anastasia takes an avid interest in reading , as well as public speaking.