„Anastasia Voltchok is a representative of the great Russian pianistic tradition. Her playing is powerful, vigorous and volcanic. Not only does her technique appear to be boundless but it seems that Richter’s spirit is in the hall." -Rocco Zacheo, Le temps, Geneva
Born in Moscow to a family of professional pianists Anastasia Voltchok began piano studies at age 4. She studied with Evgeny Malinin and Larissa Dedova at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, with Rudolf Buchbinder at the Academy of Music in Basel, Switzerland and with Santiago Rodriguez at the University of Maryland, College Park where she was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Since her orchestral debut under Vladimir Ponkin at age 8 Anastasia Voltchok has performed extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe and the United States.
Recently Anastasia Voltchok appeared as a soloist with Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Mario Venzago and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players together with Hans-Peter Frank and Howard Griffiths. As a recitalist she has also performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, the Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Gulbenkian-Foundation in Lisbon, the Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Victoria Hall in Geneva. As a guest artist Ms. Voltchok has appeared at the Moscow Easter Festival, the Toradze Piano Festival, the William Kapell Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival in France, and the International Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Piano Festival in Bergamo and Brescia, Italy.
Ms. Voltchok is a winner of many awards and prizes, including First Prize at the International Piano Competition in Senigallia, Italy. In July 2003 Anastasia Voltchok was awarded First Prize and the Gold Medal at the International World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, USA.
Ms. Voltchok’s performances have been broadcasted by Swiss National Radio, Russian Radio and TV, RAI-TV in Italy, France Musique, in Germany, in the UK and in the USA. The new CD of Anastasia Voltchok with works by Prokofiev will be released soon.