Varvara NEPOMNYASHCHAYA Born in Moscow, Varvara studied at the Gnessin State Musical College and at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Mikhail Voskressensky. She went on to study under the supervision of Evgeni Koroliov in Hamburg.
Awarded at the Leipzig Bach Competition (2006), Varvara then won the first Prize of the Concours Géza Anda in Zürich (2012), which launched her international career.
Recent engagements include performances at La Grange de Meslay and La Roque d’Anthéron Festivals, collaborations with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta de Barcelona-OBC, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra or the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (Moscow), a Spanish tour with the violinist Fumiaki Miura and the Wiener Kammerorchester, as well as recitals at L’Auditori de Barcelona, L’Auditori de Girona, Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Teatro Principal de Alicante, Liszt Academy Budapest and Mariinsky Piano Festival, among others.
Highlights of season 21/22 will take her again to the Teatro Principal in Alicante, Auditori de Girona, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, La Grande de Meslay and La Roque d’Anthéron. Moreover, she will share the stage with the Euskadiko Orkestra, and will embark on a European tour with the duo with violinist Fumiaki Miura, which will take them to Denmark, France, Spain, and Italy.
She has quickly established a remarkable musical reputation by performing with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including Mariinsky Theatre, Wiener Kammerorchester, Tonhalle Zürich, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Hungarian Radio Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony, Bilbao Symphony, Valencia Symphony, Galicia Symphony or Santiago de Chile Philharmonic, playing under the baton of Eliahu Inbal, Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Cornelius Meister, Tamás Vásáry, Clemens Schuldt, Alexander Liebreich, Yaron Traub or Vladimir Fedoseyev.
As a recitalist, she has offered numerous concerts at Lucerne Festival, Tonhalle Zürich, Auditorio Madrid, Conservatory Moscow, Philharmonie Paris, Palau de la Música Barcelona, Le Corum Montpellier, Conservatorio Verdi Milano, Auditorio Lingotto Torino, Auditorium Lyon, Mariinsky Theatre, Rudolfinum Prague, Mozarteum Salzburg and Konzerthaus Dortmund.
Curious about different musical styles, Varvara enjoys playing a wide range of repertoire, including solo and chamber music. This enthusiasm in sharing music with others led to the creation of a duo with the violinist Fumiaki Miura, and a piano trio with Miura and the cellist Jonathan Roozeman.
Varvara’s discography includes a Mozart and a Handel (Dis:Camera) which both were praised by the press. Other release include a Liszt CD, live recorded at the Philharmonie in Paris for the label Dis:Camera.
Varvara’s recordings are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play Music, as well as on her YouTube channel “Varvara piano”.