Anthony Ratinov

Anthony Ratinov

City of residence : New York

Piano 2024

Competitors 2024


Laureate – Third Prize

Award-winning pianist Anthony Ratinov is the recent winner of the 2nd prize at the 64th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy.

Anthony has won top prizes at many other international competitions, including 1st prize at the 2023 Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition, 2nd prize and Audience Favorite Prize at the 2023 València Iturbi International Piano Competition, and the 2nd prize at the 2022 Olga Kern International Piano Competition. His performances of Spanish works have also been recognized by special prizes at competitions across Spain, including awards at both the València Iturbi Competition and the Maria Canals Competition for the best performance of Spanish music. 

Anthony began studying piano at the age of 4 with his grandmother, Edit Ratinova, who taught at the renowned Gnessin Music School in Moscow, Russia for 45 years. Anthony recently started studying at The Juilliard School in their highly selective Artist Diploma program, joining the studio of Robert McDonald. He completed his graduate studies at the Yale School of Music studying with Boris Berman and Boris Slutsky, and previously studied at Yale University, where he majored in chemical engineering and graduated with honours, in addition to studying piano with Wei-Yi Yang.


Principal teachers 

  • Robert McDonald 2023 – present
  • Boris Berman 2020 – 2023
  • Boris Slutsky 2022
  • Wei-Yi Yang 2016 – 2020
  • Edit Ratinova 2001 – 2021 

Major Competitions 

  • 2nd prize, 64th Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ferruccio Busoni, 2023
  • 1st prize, Ricard Viñes, Concurs Internacional de Piano, 2023
  • 2nd prize, Concurso Internacional de Piano de València Iturbi, 2023  
  • Semi-finalist and Best Performance of Albéniz, Concurs Internacional de Música Maria Canals de Barcelona, 2023
  • 2nd prize, Olga Kern International Piano Competition, 2022
  • Jury Special Prize, Hilton Head International Piano Competition, 2022




Alexander Scriabin
Sonata No. 5, Op. 53  

Franz Schubert
Fantasy in C major, Op. 15 D. 760 (Wandererfantasie
Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo • Adagio (Der Wanderer) • Presto • Allegro 



Robert Schumann
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47   
Sostenuto assai – Allegro ma non troppo 



Joseph Haydn
Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32 
Allegro moderato • Menuet • Finale (Presto) 

Barbara Assiginaak
Mzizaakok Miiniwaa Mzizaakoonsak (Horseflies and Deerflies) 

Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734 • Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 

Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84 
Andante dolce – Allegro moderato • Andante sognando • Vivace 



Sergei Prokofiev
Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
Andante – Allegro • Tema con variazioni • Allegro, ma non troppo


Adopt a Musician
The presence of Anthony Ratinov in Montreal
is generously supported by Charles S Parent



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