Anna Zassimova left a splendid impression when she performed her début at the Ruhr Piano Festival in 2017. Born in Moscow, she is also an art historian and has a doctorate in musicology; in the realm of performance, she has proven her worth as a master discoverer of hidden piano treasures. She is particularly well-known for having helped rediscover French-Russian composer Georgy Catoire. Now Anna Zassimova, who teaches at Karlsruhe Music University, is acknowledged as an outstanding interpreter of Chopin. “Her playing combines brilliant technique and warm-blooded musicianship”, one can read in one of a number of glowing reviews. Zassimova plays “with a charm that almost carries the audience away: delicacy, intimacy, and reverie are some of the most outstanding features of her art”. Zassimova has conceived this recital programme exclusively for the Ruhr Piano Festival.