Valentina Igoshina was born in Briansk (Russia) in 1978. She graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she studied with Larissa Dedova and Nikolai Lugansky.
She is a laureate of numerous international piano competitions: Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland) in 1993, Sergei Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow in 1997, Queen Elizabeth International Competition in Brussels in 2003, José Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia in 2006.
Valentina Igoshina has been invited to perform with the Halle Orchestra of Manchester, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Royal Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Japan Philharmonic.
She gives the recitals all over the world (Paris, Lyon, Moscow, Madrid, Saint Louis, Valencia, Luxemburg, Ludwigsburg, Santiago de Chile, Lisbon, Tokyo) and participates in major piano festivals.
Her first recording (Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Schumann’s Carnival) was released by Warner Classics in 2006, followed by the Chopin’s Waltzes in 2008 by Lontano (Warner Classics distribution). She also recorded both Shostakovich concertos with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Neuss am Rhein. The CD was published by the German label CPO in 2012.
The piano lovers can also admire her playing Rachmaninov’s and Chopin’s works in two movies directed by Tony Palmer: “The Harvest of Sorrow” and “The Strange Case of Delphina Potocka”.
Valentina Igoshina is very involved with piano pedagogy. She teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels since 2021 and at the Maurice Ravel Conservatory in Paris since 2013. She is invited regularly as a professor at the International Piano Summer Academy in Nice and at the International Piano Masterclasses in Katowice.