STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Beethoven, 32 Variations; Bartok, Selections from “Improvisations on Peasant Songs”; Franz Liszt, Sonetto 104; Maurice Ravel, Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin; Chopin, Polonaise Op.26 No.1
SEMIFINAL: J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 849
A 2016 National YoungArts Winner Anastasiya Magamedova began studying the piano at the age of 5 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Julian Martin and Matti Raekallio with Academic Honors; she continues her studies in Paris. A Gold medalist of the 2013 International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival Piano Competition (Ft. Collins, CO), Magamedova was also a third prize winner of the 2015 IIYM International Piano Competition. First prize winner in the 2016 Utah State MTNA Piano Competition, she was also a winner of the 2015 SouthWest Regional MTNA Piano Competition Winner, leading to being named a 2015 MTNA National Finalist. Magamedova has a passion for performing and she has soloed in halls such as Alice Tully Hall (NYC), Carnegie Hall’s Weill Concert Hall (NYC), and Libby Gardner Hall (Salt Lake City, UT). She has also performed in Teatro del Pavone (Perugia, Italy) and Sala dei Notari (Perugia, Italy), where she also soloed with the Alicante Philharmonic Orchestra. Winner of several concerto competitions, Magamedova has performed with the Utah Symphony in Abravanel Hall and several times with the American West Symphony appearing in Libby Gardner Hall. A recipient of the $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, she has been featured on NPR’s From the Top and on BYU Radio twice in the program Highway-89, and on TV in a program “Good Things Utah”. In the Summer of 2015, she was chosen to be one of the 24 pianists to be invited to participate in the First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. In January of 2015, she was also a finalist in the Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition for Young Pianists and a semifinalist in the 2015 Hilton Head International Young Artist Piano Competition. During her summers, she has enjoyed participating in piano festivals such as Piano Texas International Piano Academy and Festival, Schleiswig-Holstein Festival Masterclasses, South Eastern Piano Festival, and International Institute for Young Musicians. As a chamber musician at Juilliard, she has had the opportunity to work with Joseph Kalichstein, Astrid Schween, Joel Sachs, and Audrey Axinn. Outside of school, Magamedova has had the opportunity to study chamber music and perform in concerts at the International Summer Academy Lüneburger Heide two years in a row, working closely with Troels Svane, and Wratislava Chamber Orchestra.