Inesa Sinkevych

A laureate of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Ukrainian-born pianist Inesa Sinkevych has also won first prizes in the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and at the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio “Jaén” in Spain, as well as awards in the Minnesota International Yamaha Piano-e-Competition, the Vianna da Motta and the Porto international competitions in Portugal, the Casagrande International Competition in Italy, the Panama International Competition, and the Cidade del Ferrol and the Spanish Composers competitions in Spain.

Inesa Sinkevych has been praised for her “intense, thrilling and sophisticated playing” (General-Anzeiger, Germany), “grand passion and elegant lyricism” (Audiophile Audition), “rich cantabile” (Ritmo, Spain), and “maturity that belies her age,” and called a “Schubertian of real distinction” (Music Web International). As soloist she has appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, the Gran Canaria Philharmonic of Spain, the Porto Symphony of Portugal, and the Tenerife Symphony of the Canary Islands. She has performed as recitalist, chamber player, and orchestral soloist at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, the Purcell Room in London’s Royal Festival Hall, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Hong Kong City Hall and the Great Hall of the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. She has also performed at international summer festivals in France, Spain, Italy, and Cuba. Recent performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York; Bar Harbor Music Festival; Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago; a tour of China that included performances in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang, and Guangzhou; and as soloist with the Orquesta Nacional del Cuba.

Inesa Sinkevych began her piano studies at the Kharkov Special Music School in her native Ukraine with Victor Makarov and later studied with Alexander Volkov at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. A scholarship from the America–Israel Cultural Foundation enabled her to further her studies with Solomon Mikowsky in the United States, where she received her Master of Music degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Sinkevych has been a member of the piano faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s College Division since 2014 and Precollege Division since 2008.