Anna Fedorova *
From an early age Anna Fedorova 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 24 million views, Anna’s 2013 live recording of the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto in the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw has become the most watched classical concerto on Youtube. Over the years Anna has performed almost all Rachmaninoff piano concerti in the Concertgebouw. The cycle will continue 2 February 2020 with piano concerto no.1 and will be completed 6 September 2020 with piano concerto no.4
Anna has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, North and South America, and Asia, including as said the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, London’s Cadogan Hall, the Vancouver Playhouse, Paris’ Louis Vuitton Series, the Warsaw Filharmonia, the Gdánsk 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), Absolute Classics Festival in Scotland, the Rubinstein Piano Festival and Chopin Festival (Poland), the International Piano Festival in Trieste (Italy), The Corfu Festival of Arts (Greece), International Chamber Music Festival Koblenz (Germany) and others.
Having mastered a formidable concerto repertoire, Anna has been performing with orchestras around the world, including the Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic (London), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Kyoto Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony orchestra and the Tokyo New City Orchestra (Japan), the Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, and the Camerata RCO (Netherlands), Orchestre Lamoureux (France), 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, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Anna has had the pleasure of performing with great conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Leif Segerstam, Jun Markl, Benjamin Zander, Olari Elts, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Christian Schumann, Tatsuya Shimono, Andrew Grams and Martin Panteleev.
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). 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 sir András Schiff.
Anna recently signed with the Dutch 2016 Gramophone Label of the Year Channel Classics. Her first release was "Four Fantasies" with music by Scriabin, Chopin, Schumann, and Beethoven.
“Fedorova’s strongly independent hands create a three dimensional textural perspective” Gramophone Magazine
Her second CD called "Storyteller" was released 8 November 2019. Anna recorded Ballades 1-4 by Chopin, the three Petrarch Sonnets by Liszt and tow poems Op.32 and Sonata No.4 by Scriabin.
Next will be a Rachmaninoff CD with the orchestra of St. Gallen, and a duo CD with violist Dana Zemtsov.
In the 2015-2016 Anna was the artist in residence in Edesche Concert hall in Ede, Netherlands. In 2017 she became the artistic director and co-founder of the International Chamber Music Festival, Ede.
Highlights for the 2019-20 season include engagements with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Nörrköping Symphony under Leif Segerstam, the Sankt Gallen Sinfonieorchester in the Concertgebouw and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, tours in Japan with the State Symphony Capella of Russia and Brasil with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.