Inna Firsova, Piano
Born in 1988 in Russia, Inna Firsova began studying the piano at the age of eight, with Svetlana Korzhova in Ukraine. After graduation from the school she studied in Germany at the Hamburg Conservatory of Music with Grigory Gruzman and later at Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere. She joined the class of Arnulf von Arnim at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany.
Inna Firsova won the second prize at the International Piano Competition “Zolotyj Leleka”, Ukraine as well as the first prizes of the International piano competitions “Vivat Musica”, Ukraine, the Concerto Competition of the Folkwang University in Germany and various prizes of the Lions Club in Germany.
The young pianist has been a recipient of a scholarship of the association Yehudi Menuhin / Live Music Now Rhein-Ruhr. In 2015 she won the „Carl Dörken-Prize“ and subsequently played numerous concerts in the most prestigious venues in NRW.
Currently Inna Firsova has performed as a permanent duo partner of a prominent young violinist Alexey Semenenko, 2nd prize-winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition, appearing at the Rhein-Ruhr Piano Festival, at the Kharkov Philharmonie, Ukraine, at the Beethoven House in Germany, the International Summer Academy of Cervo, Italy, Festival of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Korsholm Music Festival among others.
In 2018 the duo made it’s debut in Wigmore Hall in London.