Biography

Virtuoso Natasha Korsakova, of Russian-Greek decent, is one of most popular violinists of her generation. The German Süddeutsche Zeitung describes her ability to play the violin as a “sinfully beautiful listening experience”. The young violinist, who is based in Switzerland, speaks five languages is currently a coveted guest for national and international orchestras, music festivals and concert events. Natasha is also a talented writer. Her first crime novel, “The Deadly Sonata”, is published by Random House in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The award-winning violinist has appeared in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. She has performed with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano G.Verdi, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Tainan Symphony Orchestra, the Regina Royal Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Dutch Radio Broadcasting, the Mainz and the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Orquestadella UNAM (Mexico), the Cape Cod Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic and many others.

In 1998, the violinist became “Artist of the Year” in Chile. In 2008, Natasha Korsakova was awarded the «Premio SirmioneCatullo» and became «Artist of the Year» in Italy. Further recitals followed in Palazzo Quirinale and at the famous Piazza Campidoglio in Rome, in the presence of the Italian State-President. Natasha Korsakova is a cultural ambassador of “Fondazione Sorella Natura” in Assisi, Italy. In the connection with the Audience for Fondazione Sorella Natura, she played for the Pope Benedict XVI at the Sala Nervi in Vaticano, together with the outstanding Swiss violinist Manrico Padovani.

Natasha Korsakova has performed in the United States for many years with over 18 performances since 2016 alone. She is the Artist in Residence for the Carolina Philharmonic and Orchestra 2100 and performs regularly for both.

A passionate communicator, the artist is often invited for guest-appearances at the German and Italian TV-transmissions and talk shows for programs ARD, BR, RAI and SKY. The violinist was born into a music family in Moscow and began playing the violin at the age of 5. Her first teacher was her grandfather Boris Korsakov. He was followed in her musical education by her father, the well-known Russian violin virtuoso Andrej Korsakov. Her mother is the pianist Yolanta Miroshnikova-Caprarica. After the early death of her father, Natasha Korsakova studied under the tutelage of Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer in Nuremberg and then later with Prof. Saschko Gawriloff in Cologne. Natasha Korsakova plays a precious instrument, the Stradivarius-Vuillaume “Messiah”, made in Paris in 1870.

Natasha Korsakova’s first crime novel, “The Deadly Sonata”, premiered in October 2018 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest book fair. She also accepted invitations to appear at several other premier book festivals in Germany, including Mord am Hellweg (Europe’s biggest crime-novel festival,) Gießener Krimifestival, Lüneburger Krimifestival, Tatort Fulda, Krimifestival Braunschweig, and the Burgdorfer Krimitage Festival in Switzerland. “Deadly Sonata” will be published in the Czech Republic in 2020, the English translation is in the discussion stages. Natasha is currently writing her second crime novel, Random House expects to publish it in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the fall of 2019, with initial appearances by Natasha at crime novel festivals in Innsbruck, Vienna, Hannover and many others in the fall of 2019. She is unique as an author in that she frequently plays classical music pieces at her book readings.