Name: Anastasiya Naplekova
Originally from: United States
Last school attended: University of Florida
Notable performance: Performance with the Frost Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leon Fleisher
Winner of the Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition in Prague, Anastasia Naplekova was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music.
Ms. Naplekova won prizes in the 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the 6th International Ignacy Paderewski Piano Competition in Poland, the International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Ukraine, the 4th International Adilia Alieva Piano Competition in France, and the Wideman Piano Competition in Louisiana, among many others. Recently she performed with the Frost Symphony Orchestra at the opening night of the 2012 Miami Festival under the baton of Leon Fleisher. She has performed concerti with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Crimea State Symphony Orchestra, among others. Ms. Naplekova has received special grants from the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, as well as the President of Ukraine.
Ms. Naplekova received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Kharkov State University of Arts and continued her studies at the University of Florida, where she received a second master’s degree.