Biography




Sofia Vasheruk was born on 14th May 1988 in Moscow. She began playing the piano at the age of 4. After half a year she was accepted to study piano in Moscow Gnesin`s College with prof. A. Traub. Already at the age of 6 she was giving performances in Germany as a solo pianist and as an accompanist for a choir.

In 2000 Sofia won the Special Prize at the N. Rubinstein Piano Competition in Moscow. In 2003 she finished Moscow Gnesin`s Music College and continued her studying in Chopin Music College in Moscow with prof. K. Knorre. During that period Sofia took part at the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede (The Netherlands) and won the 3rd Prize. The next year she was invited to give several recitals there. Also she became a laureate at the National Competition/Festival of the Romantic Music for Young Musicians in Moscow (March 2007).

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Completing her studies "cum laude" in 2007 she was invited to continue her education in the Netherlands with prof. Michail Markov (ArtEZ Conservatory, Enschede). In May 2008 she won the 3rd Prize and the Special Prize of The Youngest Finalist at the Sigismund Thalberg International Piano Competition (Naples, Italia). In 2008 she started playing in a Duo with Daniel Herman Mostert (baritone) and in 2009 they won the Special Prize “Vrienden van het Lied” at the 1st International Lied Duo Competition in the Netherlands.

The interest for tango music from childhood brought her to start playing this music herself and in 2008 she became a part of Siestango Quartet where she found herself in promoting and developing various ranges of this music style. In 2009 she played in Amsterdam as one of the winners of National Dutch Festival "Grachtenfestival". The same year she got the 1st Prize in Rhodes International Music Festival Competition.

In May 2010 she was accepted to participate in Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and had reached the semifinal. The same month she won the 2nd Prize and the Press Prize at National Dutch Competition “Koffie bij de Piano” in Den Bosch. Later on she took the 1st Prize at the 4th André Dumortier International Piano Competition in Belgium and the Special Prize for the contemporary piece “Espaces oniriques II” of Jean-Pierre Deleuze, written specially for this competition.

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In 2012 Sofia successfully completed her bachelor degree in the Netherlands with the best possible mark (10 of 10). Sofia is one of the finalists of International Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy (2013)
In November 2013 she won the 3rd Prize at the biggest Dutch National Piano Competition “Young Pianists Foundation” in Amsterdam, performing the Tchaikovsky piano concerto No. 1 in the big hall of Muziekgebouw aan `t IJ with Noord Nederlands Orkest directed by Stefan Asbury.

Since 2013 Sofia is actively supported and promoted by International Knee and Hip Center Malta Ltd.

Sofia has graduated from Artez Conservatory in Enschede in August 2014 and got her Master Degree Diploma ‘Cum Laude’.

Now she regularly gives concerts as a solo pianist and as a part of various chamber ensembles, such as the duo with Daniel Herman Mostert (baritone) as members of VVHL Foundation, "Extra Piano duo" with Andrey Nesterenko (piano), duo with Yaroslav Abaimov (tenor), member of Siestango Quartet, and many other musicians.

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