In the course of time, she won many more prizes at various international piano competions in Europe and the United States, and had a busy schedule giving solo-recitals and concerts with orchestras in many European countries and Russia. At various stages in her academic studies, she received awards from Unesco/New Names (Moscow), the Spivakov Foundation (Moscow), the Yuri Egorov Foundation (Amsterdam) and the Yamaha Music Foundation Europe. Furthermore, she had the privilege of working with conductors such as Joachim Simon, Angel Shurev, Moshe Atzmon, Lygia O'Riordan, Marc Russell-Smith, Jacob Traub and Hans Leenders. In 1999, Hanna Shybayeva came to The Netherlands in order to conclude her academic studies with Naum Grubert at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Her first CD was released in 2000, and was broadcast in its entirety on Dutch Radio-4 (classical). Since then, she has given numerous recitals, performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and was invited to perform at the International Music Fair (Frankfurt, 2003). In between, she followed masterclasses with such eminent mentors as Dimitri Bashkirov, John O'Connor, Eugen Indjiç, Murray Perahia, Igor Roma and Emanuel Ax.
In August 2004 and 2005, Hanna performed at the Prinsengracht Concert & Festival in Amsterdam, an annual classical-music event which is broadcast on Dutch national TV and radio, and her various recordings are regularly broadcast on Dutch classical radio-stations. In addition to her solo-recitals and concerts, Hanna also forms a piano-duo with the pianist Yevgeni Sinaiski, with whom she performs both in Holland and abroad. (See: Repertoire). In 2004, Hanna Shybayeva has been awarded a grant from the prestigeous Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation in The Netherlands, and in June 2005, she graduated cum laude as Master of Music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with a mark 10 plus distinction. Hanna Sybayeva lives in The Hague/ The Netherlands. Read more on Last.fm.
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