Varvara Petrova

Varvara Petrova

(*2003, Moscow)

Honorable mention in the category Oboe

Born in a family of musicians, she started playing music at home at the age of five.

She studies oboe with Olga Smirnova and is a member of the school quartet at the Balakirev Arts School for Children.

She is a New Names Charity Foundation scholarship holder since 2011 and Government of Moscow scholarship holder since 2015.


I was very impatient waiting for the results. Honestly speaking, I was a bit upset to find out I did not become a laureate. Still I am happy indeed that I was noted. It was very helpful for me to participate. I could hear myself so to say from outside. I now feel a surge of strength for further work and preparation for new competitions. I have already been to Prague. I will be very pleased to come once again in June and participate in the South Bohemian Festival. It will be interesting to listen to other participants. I will do my best to perform well in order to make my performance be remembered by listeners.Varvara Petrova

She has participated in the New Names and Vladimir Spivakov's Foundations concerts. She performed with the Bolshoi Theatre chamber orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra of Pavel Kogan, Kuban Symphony orchestra and Central military orchestra of Ministry of Defence of Russia. She has participated in concert tours to Russia, Hungary, Germany, Macedonia and Czech Republic.

Varvara has participated in a number of music competitions. She won the 1st Prize at the children and youth competition Where art is born 2015, Northern Rhapsody Competition 2016 or at Reviving traditions competition 2016. She was awarded the Grand Prix at the Northern Fanfare competition for young wind and percussion musicians 2015 and got a diploma at the the 9th Evgeny Mravinsky International Youth Competition 2014.