Anastasia Voltchok - The exceptional pianist, versatile artist, seasoned teacher 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. She studied first at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservtory Special Music School, then Basel Music Academy in Switzerland and 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.
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 . Voltchok paints with acrylics, oils, and pastels on canvas. She applies a wide variety of colors and prefers smooth textures. Her subjects are simple but expressive, drawn from her many travels and personal experiences. For Voltchok, it is essential to “express the energy and the emotion of the moment.” It is a goal both noble and consistently met.
Among her recent and upcoming exhibitions are:
Solo Exhibition at Lyceum Club Basel, 2021
“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
“Roads and Thoughts” at M.Art-Gallery , Basel 2014
“Little treasures” (group) at Galleria de Marchi, Bologna 2015
“In reverie of form”(group) at Agora Gallery, New York 2014
А 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.
Recent tours include appearances with Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer, Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, 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 at Salle Cortot in Paris.
“Stars at the Rhine” music festival in Basel, Switzerland was founded by Anastasia Voltchok in 2016.
Anastasia Voltchok painted live at the Auditorium Rainier III in Monte Carlo on February 27th 2019 in a joint appearance as pianist and painter.