Natasha Korsakova, of Russian-Greek decent, is an international violinist and author. The German Süddeutsche Zeitung describes her ability to play the violin as a “sinfully beautiful listening experience”. The violinist, who speaks five languages is currently a coveted guest for national and international orchestras and music festivals.
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 and many others.
She has collaborated with conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Alain Lombard, Alun Francis, David Michael Wolff, Stefan Vladar, José G. Flores, Charles Olivieri-Munroe.
The violinist became “Artist of the Year” in Chile and Italy. She was awarded the «Premio Sirmione Catullo» and has performed 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, in 2011 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. She is the Artist in Residence for the Carolina Philharmonic and Orchestra 2100 and performs regularly for both.
In Russia she was the first musician to receive the audience award “Russian Muse.” Her repertoire includes more than 60 Concertos for violin and orchestra, as well as countless works of chamber music.
A passionate communicator, the artist is often invited for guest-appearances at the German and Italian TV-transmissions and talk-shows for programs such as ARD, BR, RAI and Mediaset. In 2010 she followed an invitation to the International Conference “21minutes Knowledge of Excellence” in Milan.
Natasha Korsakova’s first crime novel, “Deadly Sonata” – A Case for Commissario Di Bernardo, was published in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by Heyne Verlag (Penguin Random House). It was presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2018 and has now been translated to Italian and Czech. She is a guest at numerous literature festivals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Her second crime novel, “Römisches Finale” – Ein neuer Fall für Commissario Di Bernardo (Heyne) was published in the fall of 2019. What makes her special as an author is that she plays classical violin works that appear in her novels during readings and book presentations.
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” (Paris, 1870) and lives in the South of Switzerland.