|Veronika Ilinskaya, Russia, 2011|
Tour Dates: 5 Nov - 13 Nov, 2011
In September 2009, Veronika Ilinskaya released her debut CD with Landor Records. It includes the Scriabin Piano Concerto played with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and solo works by Prokofiev and Medtner.
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In September 2009, Veronika Ilinskaya released her debut CD with Landor Records. It includes the Scriabin Piano Concerto played with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and solo works by Prokofiev and Medtner. In 2008 and 2009 Ms Ilinskaya was awarded with the Solti Foundation Career Development Award and invited to take part in the 2008 International Holland Music Sessions. She has had considerable success at piano contests, including earning the Gold Medal at the Marlow Festival Competition in 2008.
Ms. Ilinskaya made her first appearance with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2007, performing before an audience of five thousand guests on the final night of the Henley International Festival for Music and the Arts. In recent years, Ms. Ilinskaya has performed with many prominent orchestras as a soloist under the baton of Michael Seal, Nikolae Moldoveanu and others. Her repertoire includes an extensive range of solo and chamber works as well as the standard piano concerti. Ms. Ilinskaya was the recipient of the Corporation of London, Tovey Memorial and Baltic Piano Scholarships and was the top prize-winner at both the Oxford and Watford Music Festivals in the UK. Ms. Ilinskaya has toured extensively throughout Western Europe, the USA and Russia, and has quickly become known to audiences for her strong versatility and individual musicianship.
In recital, she has been engaged by most of the prominent musical associations in the piano world including solo performances at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, where she was invited by Menahem Pressler to take part in his Artist Series, Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Centre, New York City, Steinway Hall, Edinburgh Society of Musicians in Scotland, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Chelsea Festival, Theatre Royal in Richmond, the Moscow Conservatoire in Russia and many others.
Veronika Ilinskaya was born in Moscow in 1981 and made her first appearance as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of ten, performing the Haydn D major Concerto at the House of Composers. She was the winner of the Russian Music Competition at the Moscow Conservatoire in 1992. After completing her studies at the Conservatoire's Central Music School, Veronika was invited to study at the Guildhall School of Music in London on a full scholarship with Professor Joan Havill.
Ms. Ilinskaya has recently completed her Masters Degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. Upcoming engagements include recitals in Scotland, Croatia and Canada, as well as a number of appearances across England.