|Date of birth:||19.11.1996
|Competition:||International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of F. Chopin, 2012
Anastasia Sokolova was born in St. Petersburg (Russia) into a family of professional musicians. She began piano lessons at the age of six with Marina Polozova, also receiving composition classes from Jeanna Metallidi. Since 2008 she has been studying piano at the Special School of Music of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with Professor Alexander Sandler. She has also participated in master classes of Prof. M. Sogny (Switzerland) and Prof. R. Plagge (University Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria)
Anastasia regularly appears at major music venues of St. Petersburg. As a soloist, she played Haydn's D Major Concerto and Mozart's A Major Concerto (K. 414) with the State Symphonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg at the St. Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall. Since 2010 Anastasia has given concerts and solo recitals also abroad in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Denmark.
She has been a 1st prize winner of many international competitions, including the Open Competition for Young Pianists in St. Petersburg (2005), the Rubinstein Competition in St.Petersburg (2010) and the International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of F. Chopin in Estonia (2008), where Anastasia also received the EMCY Prize. In 2011 Anastasia won 1st prize and the Audience Prize at the Bang & Olufsen PianoRAMA-Competition in Aarhus (Denmark) and in 2012 she again participated successfully in the International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work of F. Chopin winning 2nd Prize and the special prize for the best performance of a work by F. Chopin.
Anastasia was the winner of the Special 'Young Talent' Prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and was also awarded a Special Prize by the St. Petersburg City Government.
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in E minor (WTK I)
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTK II)
J. S. Bach, French Suite No. 5 in G Major
J. S. Bach, Toccata in E minor
F. Chopin, Berceuse (Op. 57)
F. Chopin, Impromptu (Op. 29)
F. Chopin, Etude (Op. 25, No. 2)
F. Chopin, Fantasie – Impromptu (Op. 66)
F. Chopin, Waltzes (Opp. 34, No. 2; 64, No. 2; 69, No. 1)
F. Chopin, Polonaise (Op. 71, No. 1)
F. Chopin, Nocturne (Op. 37, No. 1)
C. Debussy, Deux Arabesques
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concert study in B minor
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Concert study in A minor
W. A. Mozart, Sonata in F Major (K. 280)
S. Rachmaninov, Prelude (Op. 32, No. 12)
S. Rachmaninov, Barcarole (Op. 10)
S. Rachmaninov, Waltz (Op. 10)
R. Schumann, Kinderszenen (Op. 15)
R. Schumann, ABEGG variations (Op. 1)
L. van Beethoven, Concerto in C Major
J. Haydn, Concerto in D Major (Hob.XVIII:11)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto in A Major (K. 414)
W. A. Mozart, Concerto in C Major (K. 246)
If you are interested in working with Anastasia, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.