The [Tagesspiegel] called her “a great rhapsodist”, the [Neue Zürcher Zeitung] reported on a “virtuosity that seems to know no bounds”: Anna Vinnitskaya is acclaimed by audiences and the press around the globe, and not only due to her piano technique. It is above all her subtle, poetic interpretations that make hearts beat faster. She made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2019: with Prokofiev’s highly virtuosic Second Piano Concerto.
Anna Vinnitskaya received her first piano lessons at the age of six and gave her first public concert at the age of nine. After her training at the Rachmaninov State Conservatory in Rostov-on-Don, the Russian pianist studied as a master student of Yevgeny Korolyov at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg from 2002, where she herself was appointed professor seven years later. The 1st prize at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels in 2007 and the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in 2008 were the prelude to a breathtaking international career that has taken Anna Vinnitskaya to prestigious orchestras. Her debuts with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France led to immediate repeat invitations. Anna Vinnitskaya has worked with conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Urbański, Dmitri Kitajenko, Alan Gilbert and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. She has a special love for the great Russians such as Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, as well as the dazzling piano works of Ravel, Debussy and Chopin.