Anastasia Voltchok - The exceptional pianist, versatile artist and life-affirming woman, honoured with a Gold Medal at the World Piano competition in Cincinnati in 2003, was born in Moscow to a family of professional pianists. Voltchok started to study piano at the age of four at Moscow Gnessin School , continued at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory College, Basel Music Academy in Switzerland and completed her studies at the University of Maryland where she became a Doctor of Musical Arts.
Since her orchestral debut with Haydn piano concerto at the age eight Anastasia Voltchok has performed extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe and the USA. Anastasia Voltchok performs with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mario Venzago, John Neschling, Michal Nesterowicz, Dennis Russell Davies, Howard Griffiths. As a recitalist she performs at New York’s Lincoln Center, Tonhalle Zürich, Santa Cecilia in Rome and Victoria Hall in Geneva. She has been a guest artist at the Moscow Easter Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival in France, and the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Piano Festival in Bergamo and Brescia, Italy.
Voltchok often paints while on tour, exhibiting work in galleries 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 , for her it is essential to “express the energy and the emotion of the moment.”
Recent tours include appearances with Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer, München Philharmonic with Lorenz Nasturica, Vilnius Chamber Orchestra with Adria Cepajte, performances at the Auditorium de Teneriffe, the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg and Salle Cortot in Paris.
In 2016 Anastasia Voltchok founded the “Stars at the Rhine” music festival in Basel, Switzerland. Among her recent art exhibitions are: "Musik auf Leinwand" at the Lyceum Club, Basel, 2020
“Art and Silk” at the Ibrahim Kodra Foundation, Lugano, 2018
Solo exhibition at Galerie am Lindenhof, Zürich 2017
“Gesichter und Tagträume” (solo) at Kunst.Part Gallery, Basel 2016
“In reverie of form”(group) at Agora Gallery, New York 2014
A poetry book of Anastasia Voltchok with her paintings was published in february 2017 by the „Kostaprint“ publishing house in St. Petersburg, Russia.
She has recorded for Novalis, Genuin and Solo Musica. A recording of Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto with the Branderburgische Philharmonie and Howard Griffiths was released in with label CPO.