VALENTINA IGOSHINA - was born in Bryansk (Russia) in 1978. She graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she studied under Larissa Dedova,Sergei Dorensky and Nikolai Lugansky.
Valentina Igoshina has won prizes at several international competitions: the Rubinstein Competition in Poland in 1993 (1st Prize), the Sergei Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow in 1997 (1st Prize), the Queen Elizabeth International Competition in Brussels in 2003 (finalist) and the José Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia (Spain) in 2006 (2nd prize).
Valentina Igoshina has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London n the Harrods International Piano Series. She has given recitals at the Tonhalle in Zurich, in Milan in the La Societa dei Concerti series, in Paris at the Théatre de l’Athénée, in Toulouse at the Cloitre des Jacobins and has participated in many festivals: Radio France-Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron (France), Ravello Music (Italy), Duszniki Zdrój (Poland), Povoa de Varzim, the Belem Festival in Lisbon (Portugal) and the Styriarte Festival in Graz (Austria).
She has been invited to perform with the Halle Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom, the Concertgebouw Royal Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Santiago Chile Orchestra, the Galicia Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra… and she also gave recitals in Paris, Moscow, Madrid, Lyon, Saint Louis, Valencia, Luxemburg, Ludwigsburg, Santiago de Chile, Lisbon…
Since 2012, she also gave few concerts with the world-known violonist Augustin Dumay and in 2013, Valentina will also perform many recitals in France and in Switzerland with the cellist Mark Drobinsky.
Valentina Igoshina released her first recording (Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Schumann’s Carnival) with Warner Classics International in September 2006 and her second CD was released on July 2008 by Lontano (distributed by Warner Classics International). Her last CD which includes both Shostakovich concertos was published by the German label CPO in 2012.
We also can see her playing pieces by Rachmaninov and Chopin in two biographies by Tony Palmer: “The Harvest of Sorrow” on Rachmaninov, and The “The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka”. Both DVD’s are distributed by Warner Classics.
In the season 2017/2018 Valentina appears with concerts in France, Swiss, Italy, Germany and USA. She also dedicate a big part of her time to young musicians, teaching in Paris and giving masters classes all over the world. In 2021, Valetina Igoshina became a professor at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels.