Grand-Prix winner of the I George Gershwin International Music Competition 2013, Canadian pianist Anastasia Ryzykov played in over 40 orchestral performances internationally and has worked with great conductors and musicians, such as Peter Oundjian, Emmanuel Ax, and Bernhard Gueller. Ms. Rizikov played in master classes for for Sergei Babayan, Awadagin Pratt, Ferenc Rados, Anatoly Ryabov, and has worked with András Schiff, Menahem Pressler, Gabor Takács-Nagy, and Olga Kern.
Anastasia’s concert schedules have taken her to Asia, all over Europe and North America, where she has performed in many famous concert halls and venues (such as Carnegie Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, and Palau de la Musica Catalana), and prestigious music festivals nationally and internationally (such as the Orford Music Festival and the Verbier Music Festival, among others). She recorded and released her CD “Piano Recital” Laureate Series with NAXOS records in December 2016.
Ms Rizikov graduated Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris with top honors obtaining a Concert Artist Diploma under Professor Marian Rybicki, while continuing studies with her life-long teacher in Toronto, Maia Spis.Anastasia had given interviews to and performed at Canadian Jazz FM 91 and Classical 96.3 FM radio stations, CBC Television news and CBC Radio, Rogers TV, Global Montreal TV, Russian MIX TV (City TV), the Ukrainian TV programs Svitohliad and Kontakt, the Toronto Star newspaper, the Wholenote magazine, and the American WSKG-FM, WSKG-TV channels.