Anastasiya Akinfina is a Russian-born harpsichordist & fortepianist based in the Netherlands.

Anastasiya began studying the piano at the age of six. In 2006, upon entering the piano class of the Gnessin Special Music School, she began studying the harpsichord with Olga Martynova. From 2009 – 2014 she studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire harpsichord, fortepiano and basso continuo with Olga Martynova, piano and chamber music with Mikhail Dubov, Yury Martynov and Slava Poprugin.

Anastasiya has received various awards from festivals and competitions such as the Moscow International Festival of Chamber Music and the International Piano Competition in Ukraine. In 2013, she won the Konzert im RadioKulturhaus award in Vienna at the Austrian Barockakademie. In 2017 Anastasiya has won first prize in category ‘Concerto with Orchestra’ at the Wanda Landowska 2017 harpsichord competition in Ruvo di Puglia, Italy and second prize in the category ‘Wanda Landowska Prize’.In 2017 Anastasiya has won first prize in category ‘Concerto with Orchestra’ at the Wanda Landowska 2017 harpsichord competition in Ruvo di Puglia, Italy and second prize in the category ‘Wanda Landowska Prize’. In 2021, with her chamber music partner Jacopo Ristori they became finalist and got the special price by “Wiener Urtext edition” in the International Competition “Beethoven in zeiner Zeit” in Siegburg.

In 2019 she has been asked to perform baroque chamber music with her colleagues in the garden of Paleis Het Loo while the opening of the exhibition “The Garden of Earthly Worries” by Daniel Libeskind in presence of Princess Beatrix. Her performances were broadcasted by the Russian Radio (Радио России) in its program ‘Baroque practice’ and NPO Radio 4. She collaborated with such groups as Il “Pomo d’Oro” Orchestra, Ensemble “Violini Capricciosi” and such well known musicians as Alfredo Bernardini, Igor Roukhadze, Eduard Grach, Oleh Krysa, Elizaveta Miller, Mikhail Dubov, Fabio Bonizzoni performing in such concert venues as Great Hall of Concergebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, Leidse Schouwburg, ORF RadioKulturhaus in Vienna (Austria), Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Chamber Hall of Moscow International House of Music (Russia).

She has taken part in many international masterclasses and workshops in Russia and Europe, playing for distinguished musicians such as Pierre Hantaï, Bob van Asperen, Menno van Delft, Christophe Rousset, Skip Sempé, Alexei Lubimov, Andreas Staier and Christine Schornsheim.

Anastasiya is a versatile performer, both in solo playing as well as chamber and orchestral music. Her repertoire spans music from the late Renaissance to today. She is dedicated to performing any repertoire on period instruments, taking a sound knowledge of historical performance practices into account. Since 2016 she studies the fortepiano, harpsichord and basso continuo in The Netherlands under the guidance of Richard Egarr, Menno van Delft, Patrick Ayrton and Fabio Bonizzoni, and fortepiano with Bart van Oort and Petra Somlai at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. In 2019 Anastasiya got her Master’s degree in harpsichord playing and in 2020 the Artist’s Certificate in fortepiano playing at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.