Biography

“She is an outstanding talent, a pianist of very special quality with true sense of style, temperament, sincerity. Her musicianship, technical virtuosity and high level of artistry make a formidable combination.”

-Shoshana Rudiakov

Mariya Filippova, born in 1983 in Mariupol, Ukraine, began to play the piano at the age of five. After finishing the Special Music High School Mykola Lysenko in Kiev she continued her musical education in the "National-Music-Academy" Peter Tchaikovsky in Kiev with Prof. Boris Archimovitch. During this period she became winner of national and international piano competitions such as “Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte”, Usti and Labem (Czech Republic,1996), ”Karamanov’s Competition”, Simferopol (Ukraine, 1998), "Heinrich Neuhaus"-Competition, Kirovograd (Ukraine, 1998), “In Prokofiev’s Homeland”, Donezk (Ukraine,1999), ”Virtuosic 20th Century”, Worzel, (Ukraine,1999) and “Kalmiuska Brama”, Donezk, (Ukraine, 1999). Several concert tours have been successfully arranged as for instance in Poland and in France. In 2006 Mariya Filippova won First Prize in “Johannes-Brahms-Competition” in Pörtschach (Austria).

After her family moved to Germany she continued her studies of piano from 2006 at University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart with Prof. Shoshana Rudiakov. Both the Curricula Artist Diploma and Soloist Diploma she finished with the highest distinctions “summa cum laude”. She has been performing the great pianistic repertoire in important concert halls in the Ukraine, Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland, Spain and Austria.She has been Soloist in Piano Concertos like Brahms No. 2 B-flat major op. 83, Beethoven No. 5 in E-flat major op. 73, Mozart in C major KV 467 and Tchaikovsky No. 1in B minor with Orchestras like “Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra”, “Young Chamber Orchestra Stuttgart”, Orchestra "Pro Musica" Stuttgart and "University Academic Orchestra" Stuttgart.

She also played the piano parts in Strawinsky “Feuervogel”, Bartók “Der wunderbare Mandarin” and Paul Hindemith “Hin und Zurück“ with Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra .Lately she took part successfully in „Wien Masterclass“ with Prof. Paul Badura-Skoda and in masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov (Stuttgart) and Leon Fleisher (Luzern) and takes advice from Prof. André Marchand and from Prof. Paul Badura-Skoda. Her studies have been sponsored by "Carin-Riesen"-Foundation, "Peter Hóvath"-Foundation, “Gisela and Andreas”-Foundation and "Live-Music-Now"-Menuhin-Foundation-Program".

The first debut CD of Mariya Filippova with both piano sonatas of Sergei Rachmaninov has appeared in January, 2015.

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