Anastasia Voltchok is an exceptional pianist, versatile artist, seasoned teacher and life-affirming woman, honoured with a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland and a Gold Medal at the World Piano competition in Cincinnati in 2003. She was born in Moscow to a family of professional pianists and has led a life shaped by music, the fine arts and an open world view. Among her mentors and teachers are Larissa Dedova, Rudolf Buchbinder, Andre Watts and Santiago Rodriguez.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata 2 B flat minor op.36
THE VISUAL ARTIST
Anastasia Voltchok was born into a world of music. Her maternal grandfather, Sergei Kozak, was a famous Ukrainian baritone as well as the director of the Kiev Philharmonic. It was natural, then, that Voltchok went on to study music, first at the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland, then at the University of Maryland where she became a Doctor of Musical Arts. Voltchok often paints while on tour, exhibiting work in galleries as she performs with famous orchestras around Europe and the wider world. For Voltchok, art is an essential means of expression, because it expands her sensorial connection with the audience. Unlike music, Voltchok notes that art can be “seen by the eye or touched.”
Stars at the Rhine
Founded by Anastasia Voltchok, Stars at the Rhine Music Festival features both prominent musicians and future rising stars in recitals, chamber music, and orchestra concerts, presenting both classical and modern repertoire.
“…We welcome audiences to enjoy the city’s festive summer atmosphere by the Rhine and to celebrate music – a vital part of life that helps us connect with each other and the world around us, awakens our emotions and our spirit, reminding us of our humanity.”
Founder & Artistic Director