is the pupil of an outstanding Russian musician, Professor of the Moscow
Conservatoire Samuil Feinberg.
During her studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, she participated in
VI Chopin International piano competition in Warsaw and became a prize-winner;
her performance was highly appraised by many eminent musicians, among them was
Arthur Rubinstein who was the chairman of the jury. Rubinstein spoke of her as
of a brilliant talent.
Zinaida Ignatieva’s concert activities is quite extensive; she appears in the
best concert halls both in Russia and abroad - in Europe and Asia.
She has a large concert repertoire which includes compositions of classic,
romantic and modern styles and all piano compositions of Frederic Chopin.
Zinaida Ignatieva is a Professor of the Moscow Conservatoire.
Many of her pupils are prize winners of international competitions. They work
both in Russia and in Europe, USA, Asia, and Australia, giving concerts,
Zinaida Ignatieva regularly gives international master classes both in Russia
and abroad (France, South Korea, Japan, etc).
She is given the title of "People’s Artist of Russia" for her merits in the art
of performance by Russian Government.
Outstanding virtuosity and wonderfully wide range of sonority.
(“Chervono Znamia”, Bulgaria)
Her interpretations are always convincing, very interesting and fresh.
Her performances are sincere and spontaneous. She has a rare sense of rhythm and
perfect taste. Her interpretations are always interesting.
(“Musical Life” Magazin)
The ability to penetrate the world of delicate and diverse emotions, to get on
from the pieces full of intimate lyrical images to the most dramatic and
passionate ones is worth mentioning.
(Victor Merzhanov, “Musical Life”)
An outstanding pianist with infinite virtuosity, fine taste and beautiful sound.
Zinaida Ignatieva plays the finale of Chopin concerto (no.2, in F minor) with a
great feeling of the Polish rhythm, as if she was born in Poland.