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Olga Andryushchenko is a Russian pianist based in Germany. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed a post-graduate course studying piano and historical keyboard instruments with Professor Alexei Lyubimov. She also studied organ with Professor Alexei Parshin. She continued her post-graduate studies as a DAAD scholarship holder of the Goethe-Institut at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany, with Professor Arbo Valdma, and then as a graduate student (solo classes) at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, Germany, with Professor Vladimir Krainev. She has also improved her skills by attending the master classes of Malcolm Bilson, Konstantin Bogino, Vitaly Margulis, Dmitri Bashkirov, Mikhail Voskresensky, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, and others. From 2002 to 2004, Olga was a soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society.

Olga Andryushchenko has won prizes in numerous international piano competitions, such as Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne in Austria, Musica Antiqua in Belgium, Vanna Spadafora in Messina, and the Schubert in Dortmund, Bach-Wettbewerb in Leipzig, and Nikolai Rubinstein, and Scriabin in Paris. In November 2011, she was awarded the first prize of the I Hammerklavier Competition at Schloss Kremsegg, Austria.

Olga Andryushchenko has performed at many prestigious venues across the world, including the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the International House of Music in Moscow, the Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Robert-Schumann-Saal in Düsseldorf, the Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR in Hamburg, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Concertgebouw in Bruges, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Oji Hall in Tokyo and others.

The pianist has taken part in a number of prominent festivals such as the ones dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Maria Yudina and the 125th anniversary of Arnold Schönberg, both in 1999 in Moscow, the Year of J.S. Bach’s Music and the Soul of Japan, both in 2000 in Moscow, the Franz Liszt Festival in 2000 in Weimar, the VI Russian Heinrich Neuhaus Festival in Saratov (2002), the Anna Artobolevskaya festivals in Moscow (1995 and 2005) and Ufa (2004), the St. Gallen Steiermark Festival in Austria (2003 and 2004), the Thürmer Piano-Festival in Meissen, Germany (2003), the Euregio Musikfestival in Osnabrück, Germany (2004), the Oleg Kagan Festival in Kreuth, Germany (2004), the Piano Festival in Sartène, France (2004), the Festival delle Città in Portogruaro, Italy (2004), Europalia-Russia in Brussels – the recital at the Henry Le Bœuf Great Hall of the Centre for Fine Arts (2005), the Di Musica da Camera in Lucca, Italy (2006), and the Vivat, Russland! Festival in Düsseldorf (2013). She has performed recitals in Tokyo during the Festival of Russian Culture in Japan (2009).

Olga Andryushchenko has collaborated with the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna, the Schubert Society in Duisburg, the International Rachmaninoff Society in Darmstadt, the C. Bechstein Center in Cologne and Düsseldorf, the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Bonn and Frankfurt, with singer and conductor Peter Schreier and many chamber ensembles. In 2014, Olga collaborated with German TV and radio companies WDR and NDR taking part in the documentary on Wolfgang Bosbach and the Monologue Festival dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Alfred Schnittke along with the People’s Artist of Russia Alexei Lyubimov.

Naxos released albums of Alexander Mosolov’s and Nikolai Roslavets’s complete piano works performed by Olga Andryushchenko in 2016 and 2017, respectively. In 2018, Olga recorded 20th century music for piano solo for the recording label Melodia, and the complete Mendelssohn works for cello and piano on period instruments together with cellist Guadalupe López-Íñiguez for Alba Records.

(CV updated January 2019)

 

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