Anna Kislitsyna – piano (USA)
Two PhD in piano performance;
Prizewinner of different International Music Competitions;
Wide concert and teacher’s activity ;
Honorable Diploma and the title “Best teacher” of the Geneva International Internet Music Competition 2016.
Pianist and harpsichordist Anna Kislitsyna hails from a long and noble tradition of music making in Russia. Both of her parents are highly trained established artists. Anna completed her Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in Piano Performance from Novosibirsk Conservatory under Professors Larisa Smeshko and Mery Lebenzon. She was piano faculty at the Novosibirsk Conservatory as well as Novosibirsk Special Music School-College before she moved to the United States in 2012. She completed her second Master’s degree in Piano Performance at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she studied with Dr. Resnianski. Currently Anna is working on her second Doctoral Program at Temple University where she got full fellowship. She studies piano with Dr. Charles Abramovic, chamber music with Lambert Orkis and harpsichord with Dr. Joyce Lindorff.
Anna concertized throughout Russia, Europe, and United States giving solo recitals, performing with symphony orchestras, and chamber ensembles. She appeared in such halls as Carnegie Hall in New York, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Alfred Cortot Hall of Paris Conservatory, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Hall, and numerous concert stages in Russia, Finland, Italy, France, Ukraine, USA, etc. Her large repertoire includes major works from solo and chamber literature.
From 2014 Anna is a member of Trio Casals which actively performs in the United States and abroad. In 2015 Trio Casals recorded CD of modern chamber music and presented it in the Carnegie Hall.
In 2015 Anna was a member of Philadelphia International Music Festival, where she performed with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians.
She is a prize winner of many competitions including Chopin International Piano Competition, Connecticut; Liszt International Competition, Los Angeles, CA; Lautard-Chevtchenko International Piano Competition, France; International Chamber Ensembles Competition in Finland; and various International Piano Competitions in Russia and Europe.
In 2014 Anna got the award from The Jacobs Music Steinway Company for outstanding pianistic achievements.
She performed with such orchestras as Novosibirsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Omsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Omsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Yaroslavl Academic Symphonic Orchestra, and Temple University Symphony Orchestra. Anna worked with such conductors as Yuri Nikolaevsky, Andreas Delfs, Evgeny Shestakov, Dmitry Vasilyev, Vladimir Prasolov, Evgeny Samoilov, Alexander Pariman, Mark Abramov, Andrei Radchenko, Valery Ryvkin, Andre Raphel, and Evgeny Bushkov.
During Anna’s teaching career, she was invited to give master classes and judge international piano competitions. Her students performed with various symphony orchestras, including Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestras, Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, and others. Her students are winners of numerous international piano competitions in Italy, Austria, China, Korea, Poland, Ukraine, USA, and Russia. They annually perform in Carnegie Hall.
Anna is a scholar researcher of the French composer Oliver Messiaen and the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. She published many articles in related to his piano works in Russian and English languages. She successfully presented her scholarly works in various international research conferences of classical music.