"If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up." - Anna Akhmatova

Natalia Prishepenko

Born in Siberia in 1973, Natalia studied with her mother, Tamara Prishepenko, an eminent pedagogue in the Soviet Union. She had played in all the leading concert halls in the USSR, and had already won important prizes such as those of the Wieniawski International Competition and the All Union Competition. In 1988 Natalia Prishepenko arrived in Lübeck to study at the Musikhochschule with Zakhar Bron.

She came to prominence in three of the most prestigious international competitions: the Paganini in 1990, the Tokyo in 1992, and the Reine Elisabeth de Belgique in 1993. Following these successes, her solo career took flight. From 1994 Natalia Prishepenko was primaria of the Artemis Quartet for eighteen years and was traveling the world celebrating success by success.

This time is inspired by the teachings of Walter Levin, the Alban Berg, Juilliard, and Emerson Quartets, Alfred Brendel, and David Geringas; also by the results of a direct contact with composers such as Kurtág, Lachenmann, LutosÅ‚awski, Nono, and Ligeti; and not least inspired by a musical exchange with artists like Sabine Meyer, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Juliane Banse, Jörg Widmann, Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mørk, Thomas Kakuska, Valentin Erben, and the Alban Berg Quartet. Natalia Prishepenko did leave the quartet in 2012.
Teaching is one of the numerous talents of this artist. As a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and teacher of numerous masterclasses, Natalia Prishepenko sees this task as a way to continue learning and for personal development. She is also frequently invited to be a jury member at significant competitions for chamber music and violin.
Natalia Prishepenko plays an instrument by Joseph Guarneri, generously loaned to her by Ms.
Barbara Westphal.

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