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Saturday June 29th 6pm
Maple Park Church
17620 60th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA, 98037

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Anastasia Solomatina



Ms. Solomatina became a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2003, where she had been a student of Peter Serkin and Eleanor Sokoloff. In continuation of her educational studies, Anastasia commenced her graduate fellowship at the Kazan State Conservatory of Music, Russia, receiving her master's degree in 2005, followed by the doctoral studies, completing the program with distinction in 2008. During her final doctoral year, Ms. Solomatina maintained a piano faculty position at the Kazan State University of Culture and the Arts, which she relinquished in May 2008 in order to continue her professional activity in the United States. Ms. Solomatina became the recipient of the National Talented Youth Award, by the decree of President Putin (2008). In 2009, she joined the studio of Prof. Awadagin Pratt at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she remained until 2011.

Ms. Solomatina engaged in a vast amount of concert activity throughout Russia, USA, and EU. Some of her Northwest appearances include the 150th Steinway Anniversary Concert Series, the Chopin Foundation of the United States Presentation Recitals, Northwest Artists Piano Series, and King FM 98.1 Live performances.

Anastasia's orchestral appearances include soloing with N. Novgorod Academy Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, Thalia Symphony Orchestra, Junior Symphony Orchestra of Seattle, the Halifax Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Orchestra Seattle, Young Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, Kazan Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Anastasia's competition activity began with the First Prize at the Second Tchaikovsky Moscow Regional Competition, Russia (1992). Since then, Anastasia received numerous awards, including the 22nd Senigallia International Piano Competition, Italy (1993), Grand Prize at the New Names International Festival, Germany-Russia (1994), Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition (1995), USA, Gubaidulina International Piano Competition, Russia (2006), VIII Concorso Internazionale di esecuzione pianista "Citta di Trani", Italy (2006) and the 50th World International Piano competition of Cincinnati, USA (2006).

In 2012, Ms. Solomatina returned to the Pacific Northwest to be close with her family, and now resides in Bellevue with her three dogs and a cat. Currently, Anastasia performs solo and chamber music, maintains a private teaching studio at her home, and engages in a prolific amount of coaching and collaborative work, while enjoying various other commitments, such as work with the Seattle Conservatory and Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

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