Anastasiya Akinfina – fortepiano & harpsichord

Anastasiya Akinfina is a Russian fortepianist and harpsichordist. Born In Moscow, Anastasia Akinfina began studying music at the age of six. Her first instrument was piano. In 2006 she entered piano class in Gnessin Special Music School. At that time she turned to early music, studying harpsichord with Prof. Olga Martynova. Since 2009 Anastasia has been studying at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory: harpsichord, fortepiano and early chamber music with Professor Olga Martynova; basso continuo with Prof. Fedor Stroganov. Anastasiya took part and received various awards in many international master-classes and workshops, festivals and competition in Moscow and in Europe. Anastasia plays not only solo, but also chamber music. Anastasia plays in such venues as the Small, Rachmaninov and Mayaskovsky halls of the Moscow conservatory; Russian Culture Foundation; I. Turgenev library and A. Bogolyubov library; Chamber Hall of the Moscow International House of Music; Centre-Museum named after A. Sacharov; International Centre-Museum named after Nicholas Roerich etc. In 2013 she is the winner of Austrian Barock Academie, Award 2013 “Concert im RadioKulturhaus in Vienna. Concert was held successfully in June of 2015. Afterwards, she was invited to play in Altmünster in 2016. Anastasiya is in the team of the Young Artists of the Accademia Europea Villa Bossi in Bodio – Varese, Italy. With all the accomplishments in mind, Anastasia is still keen on learning and getting better. Since 2016 she is continuing her musical path and improving her performance practice in the Conservatory van Amsterdam, under the guidance of a well-known harpsichordist, fortepiano player, conductor and teacher Richard Egarr. Anastasia is devoted mainly to historically informed practice. Her repertoire includes music from early baroque period to modern composers.

TimeSequence Duo

Together with cellist Jacopo Ristori, Anastasiya founded TimeSequence Duo, focussed on early music, historical performance practice and the Classical/Romantic repertoire .