Valentina Igoshina
piano | Russian Federation, °1978
 
PIANO 2003 : Laureate
Russian pianist Valentina Igoshina graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she studied with Larissa Dedova and Sergei Dorensky. She has won prizes at several international competitions : the Rubinstein Competition in Poland in 1993 (1st Prize), the Sergeii Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow in 1997 (1st Prize), the Atlanta International Piano Competition (2nd Prize) and the José Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia (Spain) in 2006 (2nd prize).

Valentina Igoshina has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in the Harrods International Piano Series. She has given recitals at the Tonhalle in Zürich, in Milan at La Societa dei Concerti series, in Paris at the Théatre de l’Athénée and Théâtre du Châtelet, in Toulouse at the Cloitre des Jacobins and has participated in many festivals : Radio France-Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Ravello Music (Italy), Dushniki Zdroi (Poland), Povoa de Varzim, the Belem Festival in Lisbon (Portugal) and the Styriarte Festival in Graz (Austria).

She has been invited to perform with the Halle Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom, the Concertgebouw Royal Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Santiago Chile Orchestra, the Galicia Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Valentina Igoshina released her first recording (Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Schumann’s Carnival) with Warner Classics International in 2005. For the Lontano Label she has recorded orchestral (Shostakovich) and solo (Chopin & Mussorgsky) CD's in 2008 and 2010.

She has performed at live broadcasts by the BBC and Classic FM in the United Kingdom and can be seen and heard playing pieces by Rachmaninov and Chopin in two biographies by Tony Palmer, The Harvest of Sorrow (1998) on Rachmaninov and The Mystery of Chopin: The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka (1999, released as a DVD in 2001). A DVD was released by Claverdons Film in London (distributed by Warner Vision).
Audio
Programme
Final (05/06/2003)
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 13 in E flat major op. 27/1
Ian Munro Dreams
Sergey Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43
Valentina Igoshina, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Semi-final

Récital (19/05/2003)

Jeroen D'hoe Toccata-Scherzo
Fryderyk Chopin Sonata n. 2 in B flat minor op. 35
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 26 in E flat major op. 81a
Valentina Igoshina, piano

Concerto (22/05/2003)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 20 in D minor KV 466
Valentina Igoshina, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Georges Octors
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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