Anton Smirnoff began his piano studies at age of seven in Novosibirsk, Russia. After graduating from Novosibirsk State Conservatory with a Bachelor’s Degree, Anton came to the United States in 2006 to further his education, graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory with an Artist Diploma in 2010, and then a Professional Studies Certificate at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA. As a student, he was honored by the Russian government with several special talent scholarships. He has made more than 1,000 public performances world-wide at venues that include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Anton is a prizewinner at many international piano competitions including the Moscow International Competition for Young Musicians, International Russian Music Piano Competition in San-Jose, CA, Oberlin Concerto Competition, Corpus Christi International Concerto Competition, Louisiana International Piano Competition, the NTD International Piano Competition in New York, and others. He has performed as a soloist with various orchestras including the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomsk Philharmonic Orchestra, San Jose Symphony and the Oberlin Orchestra. Anton performed Martinu’s “La Revue de Quisine” with members of Quatuor Ebene in Zipper Hall at The Colburn School of Music. In 2013 he collaborated with renowned double bassist Edgar Meyer, performing the “Trout” Quintet by Schubert and “Trout Variations” in Los Angeles.
Anton has participated in many international music festivals including “International Program New Names” in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Vladimir Spivakov Festival, Irkurtsk Jazz International Festival, Cassalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy, Banff Master Classes in Canada, and most recently, Sarasota International Festival. Anton is a member of the collaborative faculty at The Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia. He participates in the “Heifetz on Tour” music series, touring with the finest young string players in the country. He has also performed in the master classes given by John Perry, Arie Vardi, Robert Levin, Hung Kuan Chen, S. Dorensky, M. Boguslavsky, M. Delli Ponti, Boris Berman, Menahem Pressler and many others.
Mr. Smirnoff received his M.M. Degreee from Yale University in 2015, and currently resides in Los Angeles.