The launch of her career began when she placed first at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev, Ukraine, where she was invited to perform with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Mykola Diadiura. From there, Rizikov stepped on to the international competition circuit competing with musicians twice her age.
In 2011, she became the youngest person to compete and win in history at the Rotary International Piano Competition (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2011). Rizikov won in other major competitions, including: Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition (Seregno, Italy, 2015); the Jaén International Piano Competition (Jaén, Spain, 2015); and the 13th Giuliano Pecar International Piano Competition (Gorizia, Italy, 2013), to name a few.
“Ms. Rizikov is an extraordinary virtuoso, with abundant technical prowess,” said Renée Silberman at The Beat Magazine. “But she is more than the sum of ten fingers – she is a consummate artist, born to play, to love the art and act of music-making...” he continued.
Now 19, Rizikov is being lauded as the “one to watch.” With more than 30 orchestral performances and 20 concerti in her repertoire, Rizikov has already played with such major orchestras as Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and City of Granada Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Peter Oundjian, Alain Trudel, Bernhard Gueller and more.
Adept in English, Russian, Ukrainian (and working towards mastering her French), Rizikov began studies at École Normale de Musique de Paris with Professor Rena Shereshevskaya. From 2003-2017 she studied with Professor Maia Spis at the Nadia Music Academy, Toronto. She has played in master classes for Sergei Babayan, Arie Vardi, and Robert Levin, and has worked with András Schiff, Emanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler, and Olga Kern.
Being a person who loves and understands her audience, she dreams of being able to share her unique musical voice with the entire world, including audiences in Detroit.
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