Manager: Elisa Patria
Territory: Italy

“Stunned and speechless as this girl plays music. She makes one forget the instrument, the best compliment I can make a pianist.”
— Markus Hinterhäuser, Pianist and the Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival


Born in Moscow, Russia, Varvara studied at the Gnessin State Musical College and continued her studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Mikhail Voskressensky. She later moved to Hamburg for further study with Evgeni Koroliov. In 2006 she was awarded at the Leipzig Bach Competition and in 2012 she was launched onto the international scene after winning the first Prize of the Concours Géza Anda in Zurich. Varvara is interested in any expression of arts and her rich repertoire includes almost all periods and styles, from Bach and Händel to Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt. 

Varvara has quickly established a remarkable musical reputation performing with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Tchaikovky Symphony Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, performing under the baton of Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Cornelius Meister, Clemens Schuldt, Yaron Traub and Vladimir Fedosseyev. As a recitalist, she has offered numerous concerts in Lucerne, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Barcelona, Alicante,Lyon, Saint Petersburg, Praga, Girona, Hamburg, Valencia, Lausanne, Zurich and Dortmund, among others. 

In the 2019/2020 season, performance highlights will include subscription concerts with Johnathon Nott and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, where she will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto no.1 in D Minor, followed shortly by an engagement with Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor at the Palacio de la Opera, La Coruña, Spain.   In April of 2020, she will perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano, with Fumiaki Miura and Jonathan Roozeman, under the baton of Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, at the Auditorio de Valladolid.  She is also scheduled for a multi-city tour of the Basque region with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Euskadi, during which she will be exhibiting Bartók’s Piano Concerto no. 3. 

After her acclaimed Mozart and Handel albums, a new album about Liszt Sonata, recorded live at Paris Philharmonie will shortly be launched. 

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