At the age of seven the Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov made her orchestral début with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Mykola Diadiura, after earning first place in the Début category at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition. Now her career has burgeoned, with over thirty orchestral performances and twenty concertos in her repertoire. She has already played with such major orchestras as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and City of Granada Orchestra, and has worked with such conductors as Peter Oundjian, Alain Trudel, and Bernhard Gueller, among others. Competing against musicians twice her age, she was placed first in the “Ettore Pozzoli” International Piano Competition, along with the audience and best interpretation of E. Pozzoli prizes (Seregno, Italy, 2015); the Jaén 2015 International Piano Competition, as well as the audience prize and two others for best interpretations; the 13th “Giuliano Pecar” International Piano Competition (Gorizia, Italy, 2013); and the Rotary International Piano Competition (Spain, 2011), among others. Her concert schedules have taken her all over Europe, the United States and Canada, where she has played in such prestigious halls and spaces such as Carnegie Hall, Roy Thomson Hall and the Kremlin. In 2015, she performed at the prestigious Verbier and Orford Festivals; in 2014 she performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Laval Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alain Trudel; while in the Fall of 2013, she gave twenty performances over two weeks throughout all the Atlantic provinces of Canada as winner of the prestigious Debut Atlantic Award. Adept in English, Russian, Ukrainian (and working towards mastering her French), Anastasia Rizikov has played in masterclasses for Sergei Babayan, Arie Vardi and Robert Levin, and has worked with András Schiff, Emmanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler and Olga Kern.