She has won several distinctions including the first prizes at the Kabalevsky Competition in Russia (1986) and the first International Chopin Competition in Gottingen (1990), a bursary from the Deutsche Stiftung des deutschen Volkes, the Staatliche Förderungspreis for young musicians (2000), the ECHO Klassik 2000 prize for promising young artists for her Scriabin album and the ECHO Klassik 2001 prize for Instrumentalist of the year for her recording of two piano concertos by Richard Strauss (365 712). Since March 2000 Anna Gourari has been under exclusive contract with KOCH Classics.
Anna Gourari performs at all the major musical venues and is regularly invited to perform with leading orchestras and at international festivals. Her triumphant progress across the international stage is reflected by Europe-wide concert tours and collaboration with eminent conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Sir Colin Davis and Ivan Fischer. Her special interest in 20th-century music is shown in her numerous recordings of works by Prokofiev, Zemlinsky, Hindemith, Bartok and Poulenc, and by contemporary composers such as Bialas, Hiller, Gubaidulina and Shchedrin.
Invincible is her first acting role.
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