“Love and music are two wings of the soul.” (H. Berlioz)
Nadezda Filippova is a concert pianist based in Amsterdam. Hailing from the easternmost part of Russia, her passion for music was discovered very early. As a child, she moved to St. Petersburg to study at the famous special music pre-conservatory school. A year later, she already performed prominent concerts in Russia, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Only ten years old, Filippova made her debut with the St. Petersburg’s Philharmonic Orchestra, establishing her reputation as a child prodigy. Eager to further develop her talents, Filippova continued her studies in Europe, where she studied with professor E. Lapitzkaja and Mi-Joo Lee at the University of Arts in Berlin. She obtained her Master’s degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Willem Brons. In addition, she took part in masterclasses of J. Perry, B. Glemser, J. Kalichstein and B. Petrushansky and others.
The highlights of the past few years were the concerts in Konzerthaus Berlin and in the Nikolaisaal Potsdam, where she performed the 1st piano concerto of P. I. Tchaikovsky. In 2017/18, Filippova became the finalist in the Dutch Classical Talent competition. She went on tour with recitals through the Netherlands, in the concert halls such as TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht), Philharmonie (Haarlem), and Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), followed by more recitals in Italy and Germany. In 2017 Filippova released her debut album ‘Illimité’ with the works of C. Debussy.
In addition to studying as a soloist, a substantial part of Filippova’s musical activity includes chamber music. Her development as a musician was significantly influenced by violists Friedemann Weigle (Artemis Quartet) and prof. Hatto Beyerle. As a chamber music partner, Filippova participated in numerous projects at Villa Musica Rhineland-Pfalz in Germany. In addition to classical repertoire, she has also dedicated herself to contemporary chamber music, such as with M. Martin, P. Eötvös, and G. Müller-Hornbach (Mutare Ensemble). In 2017 the pianist was invited to participate in the Summer Festival of the New York band Bang On a Can All-Stars. One year later, with the Duo Fidelio she won the 2nd prize at the international chamber music competition in Pinerolo.
“Soirée de Nadezda”
Looking for a more authentic expression of herself and a more special connection with her audience, Filippova launched her concert series - “Soirée de Nadezda” - in 2018 in De Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam. In this series, you can hear not only piano recitals and chamber music with works of L. v. Beethoven but also contemporary music with multimedia and electronics – classical music in the broadest sense. “I believe that the purpose of art is the enlightenment of people. I often challenge my audience with questions during the concerts – every response is precious and enriching both for me and the audience”. In this concert series, Filippova feels complete freedom to give shape to her philosophy of art.