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During Ars SummerFest Academy 2020 You will be accompanied and perform recitals together with our great pianists:

  • Andrés Añazco (EC)

  • Baiba Osina (LV)

Andrés Añazco(EC)

With a dynamic concert career as a soloist and chamber musician, Ecuadorian pianist Andrés Añazco has performed in renowned venues such as the Musikverein (Vienna), the MuTh (Concert Hall of the Vienna Boy’s Choir), Carnegie Hall (New York), the Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Switzerland) and at the Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany).

Winning the first prize at the early age of 12 at the 1st International Piano Competition “Cuidad de Huesca” (Spain) was a turning point in his musical life which launched his performance career as a soloist. Since 2012, he has performed throughout Europe as pianist of the celebrated Acros Trio, winners of the Joseph Windisch Competition (Vienna), with an extensive repertoire that includes little known works by Spanish and Latin-American composers. In the same year, he received the prize of the City of Lausanne together with violinist Yuuki Wong for best duo performance at the Lausanne Academy lead by the great violinist Pierre Amoyal. As a member of the European Chamber Music Academy, he has also received instruction from artists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Hatto Beyerle, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ferenc Rados and Hariolf Schlichtig.

After studies in his homeland, Andrés received the private sponsorship of the Cardinal of Vienna, Christoph Schönborn, to continue his studies at the University of Music and performing Arts of Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg (piano) and Avedis Kouyoumdjian (chamber music). Since 2006, based in Vienna, his musical career has lead him to explore new musical styles as a member of the Vienna Tango Quintet.

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Baiba Osina

Baiba Osina (LV)

Baiba Osina was born in Riga, Latvia. She studied piano at the E.Darzins Music School where she graduated the class of Prof. Ilze Graubina in 2001 with distinction. Currently she is having a teaching position as an accompanist for cellists in the class of Professor Heinrich Schiff at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

From 2001 - 2006 she studied at J.Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in the class of Prof. Sergejs Osokins.

Baiba Osina continoued her education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the piano class of Prof. StefanArnold, where in 2013 she received her Master Diploma with excellence.

She has been taking part in master courses by Paul Badura - Skoda, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Dmitri Alexeev, Vitaly Margulis, Alexander Jenner, Peter Donohoe and others.

She has won prizes in various competitions:

  • 1st award at State competition in Riga,Latvia

  • 1st award at N.Rubinstein international piano competition in Paris, France

  • 2nd prize at the international Chamber Music Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece,

  • 2nd prize at the J.Windisch Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, Austria and others.

Baiba Osina has been an active member of Yehudi Menuhin Organisation Live Music Now Vienna. During her studies she was awarded with the sholarships from Vienna Beethoven Society and Victor Bunzl Foundation.

She has been giving concerts in Austria, Latvia, Germany, Italy, France, England, Sweden, Portugal, Greece and Bulgaria.

She has performed in the festivals like international F.Chopin Festival in Austria, Wiener Festwochen in Musikverein Vienna, Varna Summer international Music Festival in Bulgaria and others.

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