Critics have hailed Ukrainian-born pianist Anastasiya Naplekova for her “stunning washes of color” (Cincinnati Enquirer), and “powerful pianistic thunder strokes” (The Miami Herald). Winner of the Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition in Prague, Ms. Naplekova has performed on concert stages across the globe and appeared in recitals in Italy, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Morocco, Ukraine, Poland, and the United States.

She has been a soloist with multiple orchestras, most notably appearing with Leon Fleisher at the only Festival Miami he conducted. The Miami Herald’s Lawrence Budman wrote about that performance that Ms. Naplekova “exhibited considerable poise and assurance in assaying Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, once one of Fleisher’s showpieces. She proved more than up to the challenge, delivering a technically fluent and strongly personal performance. Naplekova’s digital dexterity surmounted Beethoven’s pianistic hurdles with aplomb.“.

Among Ms. Naplekova’s other achievements came from her award-winning performances at the the Olga Kern International Piano Competition, 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the 6th International Ignacy Paderewski Piano Competition in Poland, the International Piano Competition in memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Ukraine, the Wideman Piano Competition, the International Piano Competition Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem in Morocco, among others.

Ms. Naplekova can be heard in a special edition of live performances from South Florida’s Piano Lovers’ Concert Series, available on most streaming services such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, and many others.

Ms. Naplekova earned her doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Miami, Frost School of Music, where she studied with world-renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez. Her experience with Rodriguez has had a lasting impact, as Ms. Naplekova has performed most of Rachmaninoff’s solo music on the concert stage and has also recorded collections of the composer’s works for release later this season.

On April 1, 2023, Ms. Naplekova will be featured in a Rachmaninoff 150th Birthday concert celebration taking place in New York City. For more information, visit.