Anthony Ratinov began playing piano at the age of four under the teaching of his grandmother, Edit Ratinova, who taught at the renowned Gnessin Music School in Moscow, Russia for 45 years. Anthony was recently a medalist at the 2022 Hilton Head Piano Competition, where he was also awarded the Sascha Gorodnitzki Memorial prize (the Jury Special Prize). He received the 1st prize at the 2021 Canada International Artists Piano Competition, and the Pianists' Award (1st prize), sponsored by Bösendorfer, at the International Summer Academy in Austria in 2021 and 2019. He was a semi-finalist at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and captured the 3rd prize at the Virtuoso & Belcanto piano competition in Italy in 2017, the 1st prize at the Maryland MTNA Piano Competition in 2009, and the 2nd prize at the International Chopin Competition in Hartford, CT in 2012. He also received the silver medal (2nd prize) at the 2022 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition with his piano trio, Trio Ondata. Anthony is the recipient of several music scholarships, including the Charles S. Miller Prize, awarded to a gifted pianist at the Yale School of Music who has done outstanding work during the first year of study, the Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize, awarded to students who have not only excelled in their respective fields but have also made important contributions to the general life of the school, the Evelyn Bonar Storrs Piano Scholarship, and the R. J. R. Cohen Fellowship for Musical Performance Studies.
Anthony has performed extensively both in the United States and in Europe, including a recent solo concert tour across the Netherlands, and has given recitals and performances at such notable venues as The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the ORF RadioKulturhaus performance hall in Vienna, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. He has given live performances and interviews on the national radios both in Amsterdam and in Vienna, and has actively performed at and participated in summer festivals, including the Taos School of Music Chamber Music Festival, the Fellowship program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival in Italy, the International Holland Music Sessions, and the International Summer Academy in Vienna - where he was featured on the highlight performances CD from the festival’s recent years.
Anthony is currently a masters student at the Yale School of Music studying with Professor Boris Berman, where he performs regularly in both solo and chamber settings, in addition to frequently giving fundraising and benefit recitals in the New England area throughout the year. Anthony previously studied at Yale University, where he majored in chemical engineering and graduated with honors, in addition to studying piano with Professor Wei-Yi Yang. Anthony is an avid chamber musician, collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists and performing regularly as part of the award-winning piano trio, Trio Ondata, as well as several violin-piano duos. He has had the honor of coaching and working with such notable teachers as Ani Kavafian, Paul Watkins, Syoko Aki, Mark Steinberg, Misha Amory, Serena Canin, Ian Swensen, Robert van Sice, and Itamar Zorman. He enjoys exploring new music and working with composers, having commissioned piano solo and piano-violin works, and has performed as part of new music programs such as the Gamper Contemporary Music Festival at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the New Music New Haven series at the Yale School of Music, and the “Just Composed” program at the International Summer Academy in Vienna. He has also performed in master classes of such distinguished teachers and performers as Boris Slutsky, Mikhail Voskresensky, Roberto Prosseda, Julian Martin, Douglas Humpherys, Marian Hahn, Ian Jones, Gottlieb Wallisch, Yejin Gil, and Melvin Chen.