Anastasiya Petryshak is considered one of the most acclaimed violinist of her generation.
“Anastasiya is a very talented violinist with perfect intonation, a very charming sound, a brilliant
technique and pure musicality” Salvatore Accardo.
Anastasiya was born in Ukraine in 1994. At the age of eight, she started performing in public, winning
several competitions of national and international importance.
In 2005, she moved to Italy to continue her studies, becoming the youngest student of Maestro Salvatore Accardo at the “Walter Stauffer” Academy in Cremona for eight years. During that time, Anastasiya affirmed her career; her name became reference already at such an early age.
Since 2016, she moved to Switzerland, graduated at ZHdK Academy in Zürich in the “Master Soloist” with Maestro Rudolf Koelman and continues to further affirm her art.
Her international career allows Anastasiya to play all over the world.
All European countries but also beyond, like United States of America, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, South Africa.
She performs in the most important theatres: Sala Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy; Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, Spain; Teatro Politeama in Palermo, Italy; Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, USA; Teatro Conjunto Santander in Guadalajara, Mexico; Quirinale palace and Senate in Rome, Italy; etc., with renowned orchestras (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London; Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla; Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes; etc.) and conductors like Vasily Petrenko, Michel Tabachnik, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Luigi Piovano, Giuseppe Finzi, Miguel Salmon del Real. Since 2010, Anastasiya is regularly collaborating with Andrea Bocelli.
Early 2023, Sony released Anastasiya's second CD "Ange Terrible", focused on the French masterpieces for violin and piano of the first part of the twentieth century: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Olivier Messiaen.
In 2018, she has recorded her first CD “Amato Bene” with "Gli Archi dell'Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia", playing the Stradivari "Il Toscano”, issued by Sony Classical. Anastasiya continues her collaboration with Sony and publishes her second album in 2023, “Ange Terrible”, focused on the French masterpieces of the early twentieth century.
Anastasiya acquired an immense experience while performing with the best historical instruments (Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri) of Cremona’s “Museo del Violino” collection.
She played and recorded on more than 60 of these instruments for research purpose. She had the privilege to play Paganini’s violin “Il Cannone” performing his violin concerto n.1 during a concert at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.
In addition to her concert activities, she is also engaged in teaching as she teaches at the "Yamaha Music School" in Zurich and is regularly invited to give masterclasses in various countries.
She received the “European Personality in the Classical Music” award in 2016.
In 2022, she was recognized “Woman of the Year” and received the international “Profilo Donna” award (32nd edition). Anastasiya regularly plays for world class projects like presidential state visits or “Il Grande Mistero” wanted by Pope Francis in European religious landmarks such as Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
She has been invited in several documentaries and TV programs, including “Petruska”, “Festival di Sanremo”, “60’ Minutes” broadcast by CBS USA, EBS International, “Telethon”. She also got invited to the renowned annual Christmas Concert at the Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d’Assisi, organized by the RAI, for their 35th edition (2020).
Anastasiya is a Pirastro artist and regularly plays a violin especially made for her by Roberto Regazzi in 2012.