Anna Fedorova

by Francesco Comito

Anna Fedorova

  Anna Fedorova is one of the world’s premier young pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity and outstanding technical abilities. Her international concert career took off while she was only a child and audiences around the world were “completely taken by surprise, compelled and astonished” by the depth and power of her musical expression.

        At over 30 million views, Anna’s live recording of the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto in the Royal Concertgebouw has become the most watched classical concerto on Youtube and is highly praised by many renown musicians. As the cover artist of the Sunday morning series in season ‘17/18, she returns there annually to perform with orchestras with live streaming on the dutch clas- sical music channel, AvroTros.

Anna has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, London’s Cadogan Hall, the Vancouver Playhouse, Paris’ Louis Vuitton Series, the Warsaw Filharmonia, the Gdansk Philharmonic, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, the Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Lisbon’s Belem Cultural Center, and many others. She has also appeared at numerous Music Festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Orpheum Music Festival and Musikdorf Ernen (Switzerland), Annecy Classic Festival and Violon sur le sable (France), Ravinia Festival and IKIF (USA), Sintra Festival (Portugal), Stift Festival (Netherlands), Absolute Classics festival in Scotland, the Rubinstein Piano Festival and Chopin Festival (Poland), the International Piano Festival in Trieste (Italy), International Chamber Music Festival Koblenz (Germany) and others.

        Having mastered a formidable concerto repertoire, she has been performing with orchestras around the world, including the Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic (London), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Dallas Symphony, State Symphony Capella of Russia, Kyoto Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony orchestra, and the Tokyo New City Orchestra (Japan), the Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest (Netherlands), Orchestre Lamoureux (France), St Gallen Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Filarmonica de Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (Switzerland), the Philarmonia of the Nations and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (Germany), Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Israel Chamber Orchestra.Anna has had the pleasure of performing with great conductors, including Jaap Van Zweden, Jun Markl, Benjamin Zander, Olari Elts, Valery Polyansky, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Christian Schumann, Tatsuya Shimono, Andrew Grams, Alexander Shelley, Modestas Pitrenas and others.

        Anna has claimed top prizes at numerous international piano competitions, including the International Rubinstein ‘In Memoriam’ piano competition, the Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for young pianists, the Lyon Piano Competition, and recently became recipient of the Verbier Festival Academy Award. She is also two-time laureate of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Award at the International Keyboards Institute & Festival (New York, USA). Anna graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music under the guidance of Norma Fischer. She also studied at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy with Leonid Margarius, as well as the Lysenko School of Music in Kyiv with Borys Fedorov. She has also received mentorship from world renowned musicians such as Alfred Brendel, Menahem Pressler, Steven Isserlis and Andras Schiff.

        As a recording artist, Anna is signed with the Dutch record Channel Classic. Since the beginning of their collaboration in 2017, 4 CD’s have been released to much critical acclaim: two solo CD’s, Story Teller and Four Fantasies, a Rachmaninoff CD with the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and and a duo CD with violist Dana Zemtsov Silhouettes. There are two more CDs planned to be released in 2020-2021: an all-Chopin solo album and a duo CD with double bassist Nicholas Schwartz entitled Stolen Pearls. Earlier CD’s include a Brahms, Liszt and Chopin album, released by the DiscAnnecy Label and a Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto CD with Piano Classics. 2016 marked the release of 3 more albums – with Rachmaninoff 3rd piano Concerto and Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition”, a CD with german Cellist Benedict Kloeckner of works by Chopin and Frank, and with turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev, works by Russian composers.

        In early 2021 a new Documentary about Rachmaninoff “ Rachmaninoff revisited” is going to be released, where Anna Fedorova is featured along with other top pianists such as: Yefim Bronfman, Mikhail Pletnev, Denis Matsuev, Barry Douglas, Alexander Kobrin and Olga Kern.

        Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include a CD recording with the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra followed by performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, performances with the Nordwestdeutche Philharmonie, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and State Symphony Capella of Russia in Japan, Utah Symphony Orchestra, performances at West Cork Festival, Stift Festival and tours in Japan, Brazil and Europe.

        In season 2020-2021, Anna will be performing with the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, on a South American tour with Boston Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, concerts with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, performances and a CD recording with St Gallen Symphony Orchestra, performances with National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, International New Symphony Orchestra Lviv and Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, solo and chamber music performances at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Megaron Theatre (Athens), Chatelet Theatre (Paris), Scriabin Festival (Luxemburg), West Cork Festival (Ireland) and Stift Festival (Netherlands).

        In 2017 and 2018 Anna was the artistic director of the International Chamber Music Festival, Ede. She will be an Artist in Residence in Haarlem Philharmonie in season 2020-2021