Antonina Suhanova

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Since 2000, the Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova (1991) has been praised at numerous national and international piano competitions in France, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Russia and Estonia. She studied with Gunta Boza and prof. Juris Kalnciems at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music before moving to London in 2012 where she commenced her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of distinguished British pianist Ronan O’Hora. She has been supported by The Leverhulme Trust, the Worshipful Company of Grocers, Drake Calleja Trust and Help Musicians UK. In September 2017 Antonina will start the Artist Diploma course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Antonina has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Latvia, London and Moscow under the baton of Andris Nelsons and Vladimir Spivakov, amongst others. She has participated in masterclasses of numerous world-renowned pianists including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Pavel Gililov, Matti Raekallio and Richard Goode. Antonina has performed in renowned festivals such as the City of London Festival, the International Piano Stars Festival in Latvia, the International Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands, the Autumn Chamber Music Festival in Riga. She has performed at the Great Guild Hall in Riga, Moscow International House of Music, Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, St Martin in the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and Milton Court Concert Hall in London. In 2016 was invited to participate in the International Mendelssohn-Academy in Leipzig. She made her debut performance at the Barbican Hall with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conductor Adrian Leaper as a finalist of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama most prestigious prize The Gold Medal in May 2016, returning in December of the same year to perform a solo recital.
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