Anfisa Bobylova
Supported by Club 32 donor Martin Cohen


18 February 1992

I try to play competitions with the same approach as concerts. To play music for people without trying to be perfect, but rather to stay sincere and true to myself.


Second Grand Prize and Prize for Best Performance of a Work by Liszt: Chicago International Music Competition (Chicago, USA)
Second Prize: Russian Music Piano Competition (Sanremo, Italy)
First Prize: Chopin International Piano Competition (Hartford, USA)
First Prize: “Fausto Zadra” International Piano Master Competition (Abano Terme, Italy)
Third Prize and Special Prize: Béla Bartók Piano Competition (Graz, Austria)

Anfisa Bobylova received her first piano lesson aged six, making her concert debut at ten. In 2007 she went on to study in Lviv with Tetiana Aleksandrova and composer Myroslav Volynskyi. She continued at the National Music Academy of Ukraine with Professor Yuriy Kot, completing her Master’s degree with honours. Since 2016 she has been studying at the Kunstuniversität Graz, currently with Professor Dr Milana Chernyavska.

She has performed at international music festivals such as the Sommerfestival Orpheus, Austria, Lato z Chopinem, Poland, Piano Extravaganza, Bulgaria. Anfisa enjoys performing in a duo with violinist Tetiana Lutsyk and in chamber music as a member of the Lemberg Piano Trio. She has collaborated with conductors including Andrea Barizza, Mariusz Smolij and Taras Martynyk and has attended masterclasses with prominent musicians such as Aquiles Delle Vigne, Antonio di Cristofano, Robert Levin and Oleg Stepanov.

Anfisa composes and performs her own music. With a strong interest in historically informed performances, she has made fortepiano recordings Mozart am Hammerklavier and Chopin und zurück.


2023 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Thursday 6 July 2023, 12.00pm
Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Saturday 8 July 2023, 11.30am

2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

No.3 Une barque sur l’océan

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Oisillons
II. Murmuration
Entrant in Composing the Future 2021 

I. Drammatico
II. Allegretto
III. Andante
IV. Presto con fuoco

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

No.1 Lugubre ma non troppo lento
No.2 Lento e tranquillo
No.3 Allegro agitato
No.4 Andante sostenuto
No.5 Impetuoso

I. Doppio movimento. Grave
II. Scherzo
III. Funeral march. Lento
IV. Finale. Presto

No.1 Allegro non troppo
No.2 Allegro
No.3 Grave
No.4 Moderato
No.5 Non allegro ­­– Presto
No.6 Allegro con fuoco
No.7 Moderato
No.8 Grave

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro amabile
II. Andante tranquillo – Vivace
III. Allegretto grazioso, quasi andante

Manuel Ponce/Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita

I. Allegro non troppo – Largo – Poco con moto
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro – Risoluto

No.14 Vocalise in E minor

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo. Allegro – Presto

I. Allegramente
II. Adagio assai
III. Presto