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Yorkshire Concert Artists Agency

Supporting classical musicians of the highest quality in Yorkshire and beyond

Zinaida Collingwood

Solo Pianist and Chamber Musician

Zinaida is a winner of the International Piano Competition; judged at the Open International Piano Competition, London.

She is a founding member of the Zemlinsky Trio and is also in high demand as a soloist and a chamber musician.

Curriculum Vitae

Belarusian born pianist Zinaida Collingwood comes from a rich Russian virtuoso tradition of piano playing. She commenced her professional studies first at The Belarus State Conservatoire, Minsk and later was invited to study under Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and Martin Roscoe at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, after being awarded a full scholarship.

She has received training from Peter Donohoe, Ian Fountain, Lars Vogt, Alexander Melnikov, Leon McCawley, Ivan Klansky, Domenique Merlet, Barry Snyder and Edward Auer.

Zinaida made her professional performance debut 1998 with the Belarusian State Symphony Orchestra at the National Philharmonic Hall in Minsk and has since embarked on her career as a soloist and chamber musician. She has won the Chopin International Piano Competition, appeared on Czeck National Radio and has also won numerous prizes at international piano competitions including the Prague Spring International Piano Competition, Czech Republic and IBLA Grand Prize International Piano Competition amongst others. Zinaida has also received a Presidential Award from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus.

In her time in the UK Zinaida has won numerous awards and prizes including the Tillet Trust Award, Alfred Clay Award for Piano Playing, Headley Trust Scholarship, Rachmaninov Award, Marjorie Clementi Award for the highest marks in performance at the RNCM, Peter Franke Prize and during her studies was awarded the LDSM full scholarship thrice.

Her Music Festival appearances include: The Lake District Summer Music Festival, Cumbria; Bromsgrove Festival, Glories of the Keyboard festival, Manchester; London Master Classes, 4 Strings and 88 Keys Music Festival, Sheffield and Rose of the World Music Festival, Minsk.

With regards to education, Zinaida graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Masters Performance Degree and also has a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Royal Northern College of Music. Zinaida is keen to promote education and has worked as a pianist for Master classes with Ralf Kirshbaum, Karine Georgian, Bernard Gregor Smith and Eduardo Vassallo.

Zinaida is a founding member of the Zemlinsky Trio and is in high demand as a soloist and accompanist. She also works in collaboration with international cellist Tom Collingwood and The Collingwood Duo perform regularly in the UK and abroad.

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