Hanna Shybayeva


Hanna Shybayeva

Head of Faculty keyboards instruments, lecturer for piano


Hanna Shybayeva, born into a family of musicians in Minsk (Belarus) in 1979, began an international career as a “child prodigy” at the age of 11. She won numerous prizes at competitions in Europe and the USA and worked with conductors such as Yuri Ziryuk, Gennadi Provatorov, Joachim Simon, Angel Shurev, Lygia O’Riordan, Moshe Atzmon, Marc Russell-Smith, Yaron Traub and Neeme Järvi. She has also received numerous awards from UNESCO/New Names (Moscow), the Spivakov Foundation (Moscow), the Yuri Egorov Foundation (Amsterdam), Yamaha Music Europe and the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation of the Netherlands.

Hanna Shybayeva has lived in the Netherlands since 1999, where she also completed her Master of Music degree with highest honors at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2005. She has recorded CDs for Philips Classics, Etcetera Records, Teriyaki Records and Brilliant Classics. She is the founder and artistic director of the White Crow Music Festival in Leiden (Holland). Since 2008 she has been part of the core of the New European Ensemble, which has quickly become one of the most innovative and versatile ensembles for new music.

Since 2013 she has been teaching piano at the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf.Since April 2021 she teaches piano at the Beethoven Conservatorium in Tegelen.