Anastasia Safonova is a Russian/Dutch pianist. Her playing has been praised by public and press for the deep musical understanding, colorful and poetic pianism, continuing involvement and fascinating energy. She began her professional career at the age of 12, performing the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Moscow Youth Orchestra. She studied at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and holds a Master of Music degree from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (class of Naum Grubert).
Anastasia Safonova was a laureate of prestigious international competitions, winner of the first prizes at the Yuri Egorov International Competition and the Yamaha Music Competition. Her numerous performances included appearances in famous concert venues in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, China and Russia.
Among her chamber music partners are renowned names as Boris Berezovsky, Boris Belkin, Mikhail Kugel, Godfried Hoogeveen, Mikhail Petukhov, Lisa Ferschtman and Igor Gruppman.
Anastasia Safonova has a busy schedule participating in the international festivals and giving concert performances with orchestras in Europe and Russia.
She appeared a.o. at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), Bourglinster Festival (Luxembourg), Grachtenfestival (The Netherlands), Tiberius Festival (Romania), Pianoscope (France), Ankara chamber music festival (Turkey), Music of the Earth (Russia) and Festival Classique (The Netherlands). She made various recordings for the radio and TV channels and released several chamber music CDs with Esra Pehlivanli and Irina Simon-Renes. Furthermore, she is an active participant in combined programs for one of which “MR. Finney “she received a personal gratitude from the Royal House of the Netherlands.