Her playing is totally free from any kind of
mannerism or artificiality and the listener is
instantly immersed in the spirit of the music…”
John Lill CBE
''Scampering up and down the keyboard or
gracefully leading the way into folk music realms, she and the orchestra
vied playfully for dominance and deployed a virtuosity which seemed both joyful and natural...''
The Guardian, September 2018
Born in Moscow on New Year’s Day in 1991, Anna began her career as a solo performer at the age of six. She graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2015 and completed her Masters with Distinction and Advanced Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music (London) in 2018. She has been also one of the elite Bicentenary Scholars at the Academy under tutelage of Professor Christopher Elton.
The season 2020/2021 has been a global challenge for the music industry, nevertheless Anna has continued to be actively involved in some online projects such as “Armchairs season” of the Moscow Philarmonic, series of online recitals of Vancouver Chopin Society, recording sessions for “ConSpirito” music channel on YouTube and other.
Anna’s major achievements on the international stage so far have been reaching the Final of the Leeds Piano Competition in September 2018 and Semifinals of Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in June 2019 being broadcasted by medici.tv.
She also gained Third Prize at the Feruccio Busoni International Piano Competition the year before – also winning three additional prizes in chamber music, the audience and Junior Jury prizes, the latter of which offered her a chance to perform at the same festival with Grigory Sokolov. She was also, recently, a semi-finalist of the Dublin International Piano Competition, Schumann Klavierwettbewerb in Zwickauand took First Prize at the Second Orbetello International Piano Competition.
Anna's debut CD with Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux op.33 and Prokofiev Sonata no.8 has been released on LINN Records in March 2020 and available on all livestream platforms.
Anna has already performed in several major concert halls such as Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Town Hall in Leeds, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Museum of Arts in Tel-Aviv, the Konzerthaus ‘Neue Welt’, Sala Greppi in Milan and Chamber Hall of Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin.
Being an active participant of the masterclasses, Anna was selected to take part in the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove (2017) and for the Imogen Cooper Music Trust (2018) where worked with many renowned artists, including Ferenc Rados, Kirill Gerstein, Rita Wagner, Klaus Hellwig, Tamas Ungar, Stephen Hough and Paul Lewis.
Anna’s career as a pianist is becoming increasingly versatile with her dedication to chamber music as central, including piano duo repertoire with her husband, Lukas Geniusas, and close collaboration with Quartetto di Cremona. She also runs her own annual festival in collaborative music-making (‘NikoFest’) in Moscow.