Born into a family of musicians, Viktoria Postnikova entered the Moscow Central Music School at the age of six, studied with E. B. Musaelian and made her public debut at the age of seven in a Mozart concerto. At the Moscow conservatoire she joined the class of Jakob Flier. While still a student she won prizes at the Warsaw, Lisbon, Leeds and Tchaikovsky competitions.
Her repertoire is extremely broad, covering works by composers such as Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninov and from more contemporary periods music by Busoni, Ives, Britten, Shostakovich and Schnittke.
Ms Postnikova has performed with many conductors, including Adrian Boult, Kurt Masur, Kirill Kondrashin, Sir Colin Davis and her husband, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Among the many orchestras she has worked with in Europe are the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw and the London orchestras, and in America she has worked with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras. In addition to numerous tours to Europe and Japan, she has appeared with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in South America and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Australia and the Far East.
She has recorded all three Tchaikovsky Concerti for Decca, the Busoni Piano Concerto as well as the complete piano music of Tchaikovsky, Janacek and Glinka for Erato, violin sonatas by R. Strauss and Busoni for Chandos and the complete piano concerti of Brahms, Chopin and Prokofiev among many other recordings for Melodia.
She is also an accomplished chamber musician, having given concerts in the CIS and France with Yehudi Menuhin featuring the complete Brahms violin and piano sonatas along with sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Bartok.
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