Anastasiya Petryshak, violinist

“La mia forza è il violino” – “My strength is the violin”

Anastasiya Petryahak was born in Ukraine in 1994. At the age of eight, she began performing in public. In 2005 she moved to Italy to continue her studies which led her, at the age of sixteen, to be admitted to the high violin specialization course held by Maestro Salvatore Accardo at the “Walter Stauffer” International Academy in Cremona.

Anastasiya graduated at the age of 17 with full marks, honours and honourable mention. In 2015 she concluded the two-year high-level artistic education in Cremona under the guidance of Laura Gorna with the highest marks, praise and honourable mention. In 2018 she successfully completed the Master’s Degree in “Specialized Music Performance – Solist”, with Maestro Rudolf Koelman, at the ZHdK Academy in Zurich.

Simultaneously with her academic studies, Anastasiya took Masterclasses with Boris Belkin, Zakhar Brohn, Pierre Amoyal, Félix Ayo, Gyorgy Pauk, and Shlomo Mintz.

Prize winner of numerous competitions
Since 2012 she has won numerous competitions as “Best Graduates of Conservatories and Music Institutes of Italy 2011”, 15th National Competition of Musical Execution “Etruscan Riviera”, the 4th edition of the “Crescendo” competition. In 2016 she received the “European personality in classical music” award for the 46th “European Day”. In the same year, she performed the Concerto no.1 for violin and orchestra by Niccolò Paganini at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa playing the famous “Cannone” of Niccolò Paganini.

Active concert schedule
Anastasiya has held numerous concerts and recitals in important theaters and concert halls, in Europe, the Middle East, Uzbekistan, South Korea, and the US and played under the guidance of directors such as Marcello Rota, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Michael Tabachnick, Luigi Piovano, Philip Draganov, Lorenzo Bizzarri, Alberto Orlandi, Andrea Battistoni, Paolo Ponziani Ciardi and others.

Performer with Andrea Bocelli
Since 2010 she has performed as a soloist and in duet with Andrea Bocelli supporting him in numerous concerts and tours with a great success of the public and critics.

Other activities
Anastasiya collaborates with the Antonio Stradivari Foundation of Cremona, regularly playing all the instruments of the collection: Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri del Gesù and others. She also collaborates with the Laboratory of musical acoustics of the Polytechnic of Milan and the Laboratory of non-invasive diagnostics of the University of Pavia, which deal with the acoustic aspect of the instrument and the physical nature of the violins of Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri del Gesù , of the modern violins winners of the International Triennial Violin Making Competition.

Sony Classical exclusive
In 2017 she signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical. In 2018 she released her first CD entitled “Amato Bene”, recorded with the Stradivari “Toscano” of 1690 together with “Gli Archi dell’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” and director Luigi Piovano. This CD focuses on Vivaldi’s music and includes the RV 342 concert, in its first world recording.

Anastasiya plays a violin by Roberto Regazzi built specifically for her in 2012.