"Stunned and speechless as this girl plays music ... She makes one forget the instrument, the best compliment I can make a pianist."
Markus Hinterhauser, Member of the Competition Jury Geza Anda
Born in Moscow (Russia), Varvara studied at the Gnessin State Musical College and continued her studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Mikhail Voskressensky and later with Evgeni Koroliov in Hamburg. In 2006 she was awarded at the Leipzig Bach Competition and in 2012 she was launched onto the international scene after winning the first Prize of the Concours Géza Anda in Zürich. Varvara is curious about every form of art and her wide repertoire includes all different periods.
She has quickly established a remarkable musical reputation by performing with many of world’s most prestigious orchestras including Mariinsky Theatre, Wiener Kammerorchester, Tonhalle Zürich, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Hungarian Radio Symphony, Nationale 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.
Highlights of the upcoming season 19/20 include her debut at Suntory Hall with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra with Jonathan Nott, Galicia Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Fedoseyev, Euskadi Symphony Orquestra with MeiAnn Chen, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano with Michele Mariotti or Mariinsky Theatre with Valery Gergiev. Additionally, she will perform recitals at L’Auditori Barcelona, Teatro Principal Alicante, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Tonhalle Zürich, Festival Saint-Denis, Liszt Academy Budapest and Festival la Roque d’Anthéron.
Her enthusiasm about chamber music led her to the foundation of a stable duo together with the violinist Fumiaki Miura, as well as a piano trio with the cellist Jonathan Roozeman.
Along with her acclaimed Mozart and Handel recordings, she recently released an album dedicated to Liszt, live recorded at Paris Philharmonie and published by DisCamera. For the same label, Varvara is about to release a new CD featuring works by Schumann. Her recordings are available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play Music, as well as on her YouTube channel-“Varvara piano”.