HELP CANADIAN PIANIST, ANASTASIA RIZIKOV, A 14 YEAR OLD PRODIGY, PRODUCE HER FIRST CD
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Therefore, I decided to start a Fundraising Campaign in order to raise funds to help her produce her first CD album.
Having been to many of her performances, I can say with certainty that she not only has the talent, but also the passion. She's an incredible pianist, a musical prodigy, who plays from her soul.
Many of Anastasia‘s fans know that she loves to perform on stage, whether it is playing piano on her own, or with a Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs in various cities and countries, however it would mean a lot to her to be able to produce a full length CD album. In order to accomplish her dream, she needs our help.
Together we would be able to bring this joy to her and to those who would listen to her new CD as well.
The album will contain a variety of pieces that display her ability and the experience she has acquired throughout her career as a classical pianist.
She was born in Toronto, Canada, began her studies at age five, and since then showed unparalleled dedication to both practice and performance. She received two consecutive annual scholarships from the Royal Conservatory of Music and studies with award-winning piano teacher Maia Spis at the Nadia Music Academy in Toronto. She has played in master classes for Anatoly Ryabov (professor at the Conservatory of Moscow), Oxana Yablonskaya (ex-professor at the Juilliard School of Music), and has worked with Olga Kern (winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition). After finishing 6 grades of Elementary school, Anastasia was transferred to home education program and had advanced 2 grades in one year.
Nationally, Anastasia Rizikov is also a first prize winner at many Music Competition, Anastasia has performed with following orchestras: National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, International Symphony Orchestra; and had worked with following conductors: Mykola Diadiura, Michael Holian, John Covelli, Nan Washburn, Matthew Jaskiewicz, Robert Debbaut and Boris Brott.
Anastasia has given interviews and performed at Toronto’s Jazz FM 91 and Classical 96.3 FM radio station, CBC Television news, Rogers TV, Russian MIX TV, and the Ukrainian TV programs Svitohliad and Kontakt and American WSKG-FM, WSKG-TV channels.
An excerpt of one of her videos was even briefly shown on The Oprah Winfrey Show during a feature on gifted children. On top of that, Anastasia performed numerous solo-concerts in major cities of The United States of America and Canada.
You can learn more about Anastasia at: http://www.anastasiarizikov.ca
She needs to raise $20000 to cover the cost of:
The proper acoustic studio rental
The recording industry has change. The usual source of financing does not exist in the same way. CrowdHelps offers the opportunity for family, friends and fans to be involved in this creative process.
If you can't contribute at this time, there is other ways you can help:
- Share this Campsign on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN!
- Email this Campaign to your family, friends, and classical music fans around the world!
- Generally Spead the word.
Or just take the time and listen Anastasia on You Tube or visit her concerts. You will be amazed!
Check out Anastasia recent MEDIA coverage:
Thank you so much for your support and generosity!
Anastasia You are Young, Beautiful, Talented, and Gifted. Experienced advice, Never Quit. Never Quit. Your Dream will come true. Destiny will take you there in ways that at this time may be not in your mind or vision, making the road seem incredibaly long. One more step will get you closer to the goals of your dream and the CD and the Joy of Performance to increase the Culture of the World...Withour Art, Culture, and Creativity, Mankind/Civilization shrinks and dies. With souls such as yourself You "Save" civilizations, by creating Love and Joy and a diversion to the lesser things we still need to endure on this Planet. Never Quit. From Eric G. Hof Toronto Canada firstname.lastname@example.org February8.2013 10:00 Hrs EST.
Great informational video about Anastasia from Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2012/11/23/anastasia_rizikov_a_piano_prodigy.html