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Hanna Shybayeva

Devoted to music in every form

Having commenced her international career at the age of eleven, Hanna Shybayeva has transformed from being a 'child prodigy' to the mature and exciting musician she is today. Her playing has been praised by both the public and the press for her deep musical interpretations, captivating energy, a great sense of form and a rich colour palette. Devoted to music in every form, Hanna enjoys her solo performances as much as being a partner in both chamber and vocal music.

Hanna had the privilege to work closely with professors like Dmitri Bashkirov, Ferenc Rados and Naum Grubert, which had a deep influence on her musical development. With professor Naum Grubert she studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she graduated with the highest distinction.

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Already since the young age she has won many prizes at International Piano Competitions in Europe and the US and had a busy concert schedule. Her numerous performances include appearances in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, the US and Canada and she appeared o.a. in Robeco Summer Series Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Yamaha Concert Series in New York and Germany, Beethoven Festival Bonn.

Festival performances include a.o. Festival Classique Den Haag, New Music Week Shanghai, George Enescu Festival Bucharest, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, Arte Amanti Belgium, Festival 20/21 Belgium, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Forte Music Fest Almaty, Sound Of Stockholm Festival, Festival Ticino Musica Italy, Festival van Vlaanderen Belgium, Barletta Piano Festival Italy, La Grange aux Pianos France.

Since 2008 she has been a member of the New European Ensemble

The ensemble exists of soloists and chamber musicians from across Europe and is one of the most innovative, vibrant and versatile ensemble's for new music. In the same year Hanna started a chamber music project "Symphonic Intimacy" together with the Ysaye String Trio, a project show casting historical chamber music arrangements of symphonic works. In 2015 the group released their debut album 'Symphonic Intimacy' on the DRC label with the recording of the 3d Symphony of L.van Beethoven (arr. F.Ries) and the world premier recording of the 3d Symphony of G.Mahler (arr. V. Lobanov).

Hanna is very active in the field of recording and has brought out numerous CD's which are highly regarded in the press. She recorded for labels a.o. Philips/Universal, Etcetera, Brilliant Classics and Grand Piano, bringing out versatile repertoire by Ravel, Prokofiev, Chopin, Toru Takemitsu, Shostakovich, Kenneth Hesketh, Schubert and the complete Etudes-Tableaux of Rachmaninov.

Her duo CD 'Sounds of War' together with violinist Maria Milstein was highly praised by the international press and was chosen as one of the five best classical albums of 2015 by the main Dutch newspaper NRC. The disk was awarded Edison Classic Award 2015 in the category Chamber Music.

In 2016 Hanna released her first LP which was recorded as a live ‘direct-to-2-track’ analog vinyl at the legendary Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg (Germany). She is the first classical musician that has participated in the Studio Konzert Limited Edition vinyl series of the Bauer Studios/NEUKLANG. This live concert recording includes works by Couperin, Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin and Kapustin and is named by the press as an 'album not to be missed’. The same program is also available as a CD album, published by ARS Production in 2017. In 2019 Hanna began a collaboration with Naxos

Music Group and recorded the complete L.van Beethoven’s Piano Concertos in the chamber music arrangement by Vinzenz Lachner.

Her latest CD release is the monumental cycle of Frederik Rzewski ‘The People United Will Never Be Defeated!’, recorded live in November 2023 during the Soundsofmusic festival in Groningen, The Netherlands.

Being a devoted educator, Hanna is a member of the piano faculty at the International Anton Rubinstein Music Academy in Düsseldorf (Germany), as well as a piano professor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (the Netherlands).



Concert Management

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