Anastasya Terenkova Biography

Internationally renowned pianist Anastasya Terenkova combines French poise and her native Russian spirit with “the speed and grace of a Formula One driver” – Jonathan Levi, The New York Times. 
After finishing her studies at Gnessin’s Special Music School for gifted children, Russian born Anastasya was accepted into the Paris National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance, where she completed her education, including the prestigious postgraduate courses “Perfectionnement” and “Artist Diploma”, studying with Jacques Rouvier (piano) and Itamar Golan (chamber music). She was quickly recognized by Diapazon Magazine as a “ravishing pianist”.
Anastasya has received international critical acclaim and numerous awards, including 2nd Prize at the Cincinnati International World Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Competition, and the prestigious 2010 “Gawon” International Music Award, Seoul, South Korea.
Performing throughout Europe, United States, Canada, South Korea, China, Egypt and South Africa, Anastasya is regularly invited to renowned international festivals, such as Annecy Classic Festival, Auvers-sur-Oise, Saint-Riquier, Menton festival, «Piano aux Jacobins », Périgord Noir, Liszt en Provence, Nohant festival in France, “Le Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo », «International Keyboard Institute and Festival », New-York, « Myra Hess Concert Series », Chicago, Bluthner Piano Series, Leipzig, Trestler Music Series, Montréal, Palau de les Arts Reina Sophia, Valencia, King’s Place Music Festival, London, Helsinki Art Center, Auditorio National de Madrid, Teatro Coliseo, Buenos Aires, Ljubljana Music Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Mittlefest, Italy. She also has been giving master classes at “Paris International piano master classes”, International Keyboard Festival and Institute/IKIF at Mannes College, New York, Pretoria University, South Africa.
An accomplished soloist, Anastasya is also devoted to chamber music, performing with such musicians as Gilles Apap, Laurent Nauri, Jerome Ducros, Tatiana Samuil, Natalia Tchitch, Alissa Margulis, Michael Michalakakos, Liana Gourdjia, Sergei Dreznin, Pavel Gomziakov, Johannes Fleischmann, Georgi Anichenko.
Anastasya regularly records for the radio and television (Arte, Medici TV, France Musique, France Culture, Radio Classique etc).
Her recordings include Rachmaninov’s 3rd piano Concerto with Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire and the “The Souvenir de l’Opus 28” at Auvers-sur-Oise music festival along with Fazil Say, David Guerrier et Denis Matsuev.
Her debut solo CD featuring works by Scarlatti, Chopin and Mussorgsky was released in 2011.
In January 2016 Anastasya was invited by the Hollywood actor John Malkovich to perform together on stage in his new project “Report on the Blind”, combining the concerto for piano and stings by Alfred Schittke and the narration of Ernesto Sabato’s novel.
Currently touring the world, “Report on the Blind” has already been met with popular and critical acclaim.
Anastasya’s future engagements include, among others, appearances with ISolisti Aquilani, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Sudwestfalen Pilharmonie, Varazdin Chamber Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Obudai Danubia Zenekar Chamber Orchestra in Bozar, Bruxelles, Lisinski Hall, Zagreb, Budapest Congress Hall, Old City Market Hall, Bratislava, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, New York, « Les Solistes à Bagatelle » festival in Paris, and the Palermo Classica Festival.


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  • Anastasya’s brilliant piano playing caught the ear and the eye, splendid pianist

    Durban,SA
  • She fully explored the piano’s potential and amazed by the variety of tone colors produced

    Port Elizabeth, SA
  • Magnificent pianist…reveals her talent with natural grace

    La Nouvelle Rebublique, France
  • For those who have listened to it, Report on the Blind was the occasion - yes - of a meeting between the words blown by the devil Malkovich and the music that I Solisti Aquilani and the pianist Terenkova were able to make real sound dramaturgy.
    Doriana Law
    Theater and Criticsm

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