Anton Rosputko
Pianist
Biography
by Monika Malinski

"He is an extraordinarily gifted young pianist and a very interesting musician"
"I respect his vision of music, which is very honest and deep"
Pavel Gililov, professor, prizewinner of International F.Chopin Piano Competition

"Extremely talented"
Jacques Rouvier, professor, prizewinner of M.Long-J.Thibaud International Competition

"Bright abilities for stilistical diversity, performer's fantasy"
Boris Petrushansky, professor, prizewinner of Leeds and ARD Competitions

Anton Rosputko is a classical pianist born in Jūrmala (Latvia) in 1993 and currently residing in Vienna. International awards include 1st Prize at the “Gradus ad Parnassum” Competition (Kaunas, Lithuania); 2nd Prize at the Third Open Russian Competition in Kaliningrad; 3rd Prize at the “Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte” Competition (Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic); “Schumer” Prize at the International Piano Competition in Enschede (Netherlands); 2nd Prize (2007) and 1st Prize (2010) at the Jūrmala International Competition (Latvia).

From 1998 he studied at the Jūrmala Music School where his teachers were Tatyana Pavliuchenko and Jānis Maļeckis. From 2010 to 2017 Anton Rosputko studied at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg (Austria) in the class of Professor Pavel Gililov and finished his Bachelor and Master studies with distinction. He has taken classes at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col maestro” in Imola (Italy) in the class of Professor Boris Petrushansky.

Anton Rosputko received prizes from the Latvian Ministry of Culture in 2005, 2006 and 2008, as well as the Latvian Award “Recognition” in 2009. In 2012 he received the Hübel Foundation Scholarship. He is a prize-winner of the Mozarteum International Summer Academy (Salzburg, Austria, 2009), including performing in the Salzburg Festival. Anton has also taken part in masterclasses with Armen Babakhanian, Arkadiy Sevidov, Sergej Maltsev, Anatol Ugorski, Peter Tacács, Jacques Rouvier, Matti Raekallio, Siegfried Mauser, Wolfgang Manz and Denis Proshayev.


In 2020, a mini-album (LP) with his rendition of Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op.58 was digitally released on the British label Ulysses Arts. It prefaces a full-duration album with Chopin's music to be released soon in the 2020/2021 season. The mini-album was featured in the 50 tracks selected by Spotify's classical music editorial team for the weekly playlist "Classical New Releases".

Anton Rosputko was a participant of the Kaunas Festival in Lithuania in 2006 and 2010. As a soloist with orchestra he has performed with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Normunds Vaicis, Sinfonia Concertante Orchestra conducted by Andris Vecumnieks, Kaunas City Orchestra conducted by Modestas Pitrenas, Liepāja Symphony “Amber Sound” Orchestra conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski. Anton Rosputko has performed widely in Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Performance venues include the Great Hall and the Vienna Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation, the Solitär Hall of the Mozarteum University, the Great Concert Hall of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, the Great Hall of the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig, the Concert Hall of the Kaliningrad Philharmonic Society, the Great Hall of the Kaunas State Philharmonic Society; the Small Guild and the House of Moscow in Riga, the Great Hall of the Latvian National Opera and the Dzintari Concert Hall.

e-mail: rosputkoanton@gmail.com

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