Friday, May 4, 2018, 8 pm 
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto
SINFONIA TORONTO
NURHAN ARMAN Conductor
ANASTASIA RIZIKOV Pianist 
An amazing young virtuoso returns for more magic  
DVORAK Piano Quintet No. 2
CHAN KA NIN Mountain Song 
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition  
 
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Adult ticket: $42

Senior ticket: $35

Student ticket: $15


At age seven, Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov made her orchestral debut with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Now 17, Anastasia is already showing signs of being "one to watch".  She has performed with Sinfonia Toronto, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Orchestra London Canada, Baleares Symphony Orchestra, Granada Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Philharmonic, just to name a few. Bernhard Gueller, Shalom Bard, Alain Trudel, Nurhan Arman, Boris Brott, Nan Washburn and Salvador Brotons are among the conductors Anastasia had an honor to work with. 

Anastasia won first place in all the following international competitions: the 57th Jaén International Piano Competition (competing with pianists ages 32 and under), as well as all three other additional prizes, including the audience prize and two others for best interpretations, Spain (April 2015); the 13th «Giuliano Pecar» International Prize for Piano Interpretation Competition (competing with pianists ages 35 and under), in Gorizia, Italy, (November, 2013); the Rotary International Piano Competition (Senior Division up to 28 years old) in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (May, 2011); the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition for Young People (Cape Vincent, USA, 2010); the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (2009), which lead to a Carnegie Hall debut; and the Vladimir Horowitz International Young Pianists Competition in Ukraine (2006), among others. Nationally, Anastasia won first place in both the Canadian Chopin Competition (2010), leading to an appearance at a gala winners' concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto;  and the Canadian Music Competition (2007). 

Anastasia is adept at giving interviews in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, newspapers, radio or television.  She studies with award-winning Master of Music Maia Spis, teacher at the Nadia Music Academy in Toronto.  She has played in master classes for Sergei Babayan (Artist-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music), Anatoly Ryabov (Professor at the Conservatory of Moscow), Oxana Yablonskaya (Professor at the Juilliard School of Music), and has worked with Olga Kern (winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition).  Since age five, Anastasia spends rare moments away from the piano.  She loves reading, animals, and treasures her friendships.