Anastasia Safonova is a Russian/Dutch pianist. Her playing has been praised by
public and press for the deep musical understanding, colorful and poetic pianism,
continuing involvement and fascinating energy. She began her professional career at
the age of 12, performing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Moscow Youth
Orchestra. She studied at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and holds a Master
of Music degree from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she studied with
Anastasia Safonova was a laureate of prestigious international competitions, winner of the first prizes at the Yuri Egorov International Competition and the Yamaha Music Competition. Her numerous performances included appearances in famous concert venues in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, China and Russia.
Among her chamber music partners are renowned names as Boris Berezovsky, Boris Belkin, Mikhail Kugel, Godfried Hoogeveen, Mikhail Petukhov and Igor Gruppman.
Anastasia Safonova has a busy schedule participating in the international festivals and giving concert performances with orchestras in Europe and Russia.
She appeared a.o. at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), Bourglinster Festival (Luxembourg), Grachtenfestival (The Netherlands), Tiberius Festival (Romania), Pianoscope (France), Ankara chamber music festival (Turkey), Music of the Earth (Russia) and Festival Classique (The Netherlands).
She has made various recordings for the radio and TV channels and has released several chamber music CD’s with Esra Pehlivanli and Irina Simon-Renes. Her solo cd “Vol vers l’étoile” has been released in January 2022 by Et’cetera Records. Furthermore, she is an active participant in combined programs for one of which “MR. Finney“ she has received a personal gratitude from the Royal House of the Netherlands.
Anastasia Safonova holds a teaching position at the Conservatory of Maastricht (The Netherlands).