Varvara was born in Moscow, in 1983. When she was four, the girl started her music education and went to the Gnessins Moscow Secondary Special Music School (class of Lidiya Grigorieva). Upon finishing the school with honors in 2002, she entered the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, class of Professor Mikhail Voskresensky, People’s artist of Russia. Since 2011, Varvara has been a student of the Hamburg Musical High School (class of Professor Evgeni Korolev), as well as a teacher in the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre.
Varvara is a laureate of the numerous international music competitions:
In 1994, the 1st Prize winner of the “Classical Heritage” International Competition (Moscow).
In 2006, the 2nd Prize winner and Shostakovich special award winner at the 3rd International Piano Competition (Serbia), the 2nd Prize at the 15th Bach International Piano Competition (Leipzig).
In 2007, the 4th Award winner and special awards winner at the Brahms International Piano Competition in Austria.
In 2008, the 2nd Prize winner and special awards winner at the International Piano Competition (Japan); the 2nd Prize winner at the International Competition of Chamber Ensembles within the ensemble of three musicians.(Thessaloniki).
In 2009, the winner of the 1st International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition in Vienna, as well as the 2nd Prize winner at the “Virtuosos of the Future" International Competition (Switzerland); the 3rd Prize winner at the International Piano Competition in Bremen.
In 2010, semi-finalist of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels, as well as Grand Prix winner at the K.Karaev Competition in Baku.
In 2011, the 3rd Prize winner at the International Piano Competition in Zagreb, the 3rd Prize winner at “Prague Spring” Festival.
In 2012, the winner of the 12th Géza Anda International Piano Competition (Switzerland), the special prize for the best performance of Mozart concerto and audience award.
Varvara performs regular concerts across Russia, as well as in Germany, France, Poland, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, and Japan. She works together with several Russian and foreign orchestras and takes active part in chamber concerts within some chamber ensembles (class of Professor Alexander Bonduryancky, People’s Artist of Russia) In her portfolio we can find CD, radio and TV records made in Russia, Germany and Japan.
“Varvara has an extraordinary talent to express such nuances and changes which most piano players lightly skip. Her deep desire to find the ultimate expressive means makes her to challenge traditions, and brilliant piano technique combined with ability to achieve the highest point in the expression of extreme emotional states discovers undoubtedly the exclusive talent and great musical intellect of the pianist”.
Artistic conclusion of the jury of the Géza Anda International Piano Competition, 2012.
Since 2011 Varvara has been taking part in the Saint-Petersburg Music House programs.