At age seven, Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov made her orchestral debut with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Mykola Diadiura after earning first place at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition.
Now 18, Anastasia is already showing signs of being “one to watch. ” With over 30 orchestral performances and 20 concerti in her repertoire, Anastasia has already played with such major orchestras as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the City of Granada Orchestra; and has worked with conductors such as Peter Oundjian, Alain Trudel, and Bernhard Gueller, to name a few. In 2015 alone, Anastasia won first place in both the Ettore Pozzoli (Italy) and Jaén (Spain) International Piano Competitions, recorded a CD with NAXOS, and performed at the prestigious Verbier and Orford Festivals.
Adept in English, Russian, Ukrainian (and working towards mastering French), Anastasia has given interviews for many major newspapers as well as live television shows. She studies with award-winning Master of Music Maia Spis, teacher at the Nadia Music Academy in Toronto. Being a person who loves and understands her audience, she dreams of being able to share her unique musical voice with the entire world.