Natasha Korsakova, of Russian-Greek decent, is one of the most popular violinists of her generation. The German Süddeutsche Zeitung describes her ability to play the violin as a "sinfully beautiful listening experience". The German FAZ speaks of her as an "exceptional violin talent". The young violinist who speaks six languages mastered the transition from praised wunderkind to grown up artist and is currently a coveted guest for national as well as international orchestras, music festivals and concert events.
The artist stands for "perfected technique, bold stylistic sense and musical intuition" (FAZ) as well as for a charisma that without equal. After a concert with her congenial piano partner José Gallardo in New York, Anthony Aibel wrote for the New York Concert Review: "This fantastic pair of performers needs to come to New York again soon. Carnegie Hall, are you listening?"
Natasha Korsakova was born into a music family in Moscow and began playing the violin at the age of 5. She is descendant of the composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 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 Ulf Klausenitzer in Nuremberg and then later with Saschko Gawriloff in Cologne.
She has appeared in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls such as the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Tokyo's Santory Hall, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rom and the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. She has also appeared at renowned festivals, among others such as the Ludwigsburger Festspielen, Incontri Asolani, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and the Lockenhaus-Festival. Upon invitation from Irina Schostakowitsch, Natasha Korsakova appeared in Paris as part of a festival concert honoring Dmitri Schostakowitsch.
Among the renowned conductors Natasha Korsakova has co-operated with are Mstislav Rostropovich, Alun Francis, Philippe Auguin, Georg Fritzsch, Marcus Bosch, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Friedrich Haider and John Neschling. She plays with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Dutch Radio Broadcasting, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano G. Verdi, the Classic Philharmonic of Bonn, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Oviedo Filarmonia, the Russian State Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, Filarmonica di Verona, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfonica del Estad de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile.
As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Natasha Korsakova plays together with musicians such as Uto Ughi, Saschko Gawriloff, Adolfo Gutierrez, José Gallardo, Kira Ratner and Norman Shetler.
In the year 2004 she performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto in Berlin for the 15th anniversary of the fall of Berlin wall.
In 1996, Natasha Korsakova was the first musician to receive the «Russian Muse»-award in Moscows' Big Conservatory Hall.
In 1998, she was “Artist of the Year” in Chile.
In July 2008, she was awarded the «Preimo Sirmione Catullo», one of the most prestigious italian awards given to musicians, politicians and journalists, and became «Artist of the Year» in Italy.
The same year, Ms. Korsakova played a recital in Palazzo Quirinale Rome, in the presence of the Italian State-President, as well as has given four performances in Kunsthistorischen Museum Vienna on the legendary violin by Guarneri del Gesú „Ex-Menuhin".
For the first time Natasha Korsakova performed at the crossover-project «Timelight Symphony», leaded by the renowned austrian composer and producer Erwin Kiennast. The event took place on Karlsplatz in Vienna, the night before the official opening of the European Football Championship 2008.
Natasha Korsakova is playing a violin by Vincenzo Panormo (app. 1770). This instrument has been loaned by the Sinfonima Foundation on behalf of the Mannheimer Versicherung. The artist currently resides in Germany and Italy.
The violinist is Testimonial of Laura Biagiotti since 2006 and wears outfits from the Laura Biagiotti Prêt-à-Porter collection during her performances.