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Ekaterina Apekisheva
piano (Great Britain - Israel)

Born in 1975 in Moscow. Graduated from the Gnesins Moscow School of Music and Music (class of Anna Kantor and Ada Traub). She continued her studies at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem (class of Irina Berkovich), then at the Royal College of Music in London (class of Irina Zaritskaya).

Laureate of international competitions in Dudley (1995) and Leeds (1996). Winner of the Terence Judd Award, the Queen Elizabeth Award, the Soloist of the Year Award from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rising Star Award from International Piano Magazine and other awards.

She performs solo and chamber programs in the most famous halls of the world, collaborates with leading orchestras conducted by Simon Rattle, Alexander Lazarev, Alexander Rudin, David Shallon, Jan Latham-Koenig, Paul Watkins, Emmanuel Siffert, Jerzy Maksymyuk and others. Participated in festivals in Utrecht , Ancon, Leicester, Oxford , Lincoln, London, Elverum, "Return" in Moscow and others.

Stage partners include Jeanine Jansen, Natalie Klein, Guy Johnston, Maxim Rysanov, Jack Liebeck, Boris Brovtsyn, Alexey Ogrinchuk, Nicholas Daniel, Belcea Quartet, Aviv Quartet. For many years she has been playing a duet with pianist Charles Owen, with whom she co-headlined the London Piano Music Festival at Kings Place in 2016.

Has a varied discography. The solo disc with piano pieces by E. Grieg was marked as "Editor's Choice" in Gramophone magazine. The album of music by A. Dvorak, recorded with violinist Jack Liebeck, was awarded the Classical Brit Award. In a duet with Charles Owen, she recorded an album of ballet music by I. Stravinsky (2016) and a suite by S. Rachmaninoff for two pianos (2018). Also among the recent releases is a collection of impromptu by F. Chopin, G. Fauré and A. Scriabin (Champs Hill Records, 2017).

Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

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