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©Jordi Roca

Born in Moscow, Varvara studied at the Gnessin State Musical College, at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Mikhail Voskresensky and in Hamburg with Evgeni Koroliov. In 2006, she was awarded at the Leipzig Bach Competition and in 2012, she won the first Prize in the Concours Géza Anda in Zürich. She has performed with ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Wiener Kammerorchester, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the SWR Sinfonieorchester from Stuttgart, the Orchestre National de Lille, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. She played under the direction of Eliahu Inbal, Valery Gergiev, David Zinman, Cornelius Meister, Tamás Vásáry, Clemens Schuldt, Alexander Liebreich and Vladimir Fedoseyev. Varvara is also a frequent recitalist at many festivals and in prestigious concert halls, such as the Lucerne Festival, the Festival de la Grange de Meslay, the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Paris Philharmonic, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Le Corum in Montpellier, the Auditorium Maurice-Ravel in Lyon, the Rudolfinum in Prague and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. During the 2022/23 artistic season, she performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta de València, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the Orchestre National de Lille and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. She also played chamber music concerts at the Concertgebouw with artists such as Jonathan Roozeman, Pavel Haas Quartet, Fumiaki Miura and Cosmos Quartet. She gave recitals at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Konzertreihe SWR2 Internationale Pianisten Mainz in Stuttgart, La Folle Journée festival in Nantes, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and the Ibercamera Girona, where she was artist-in-residence. The artist’s critically acclaimed albums of Mozart and Handel works released to date, as well as a concert of Liszt music recorded live at the Paris Philharmonic (Discamera), will soon be joined by a CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, which is currently being recorded.