Anna Keiserman

Piano Faculty

Anna Keiserman, born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, began her piano studies at the age of 5 in Volgograd music school, Russia. By the time she completed her studies she had received many national awards. She played her first recital at the age of 14. At the age of 15 she made her debut with Volgograd Symphony National Orchestra.

She continued her professional education in Volgograd Serebriakov College in 1997. She is a winner of several national and international competitions including 2nd prize National Chamber music competition Volgograd 2001, 1st prize on International Piano competition of Young musicians Volgograd 2002, 2nd prize of International Piano Competition Saratov 1999, semifinalist of International Russian Music Competition, San Hose 2010, semifinalist of Ima Hogg International Concerto Competition, Houston, TX 2011.

Anna holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Moscow State Academy of Music by the name of Gnessins where she studied with Professor Vladimir Tropp. Vladimir Tropp describes her as a pianist who is playing “extraordinary-elegant, intelligent, and acutely sensitive... her warm legato hints at a string player's sensibility… Bright, free running and spontaneous...”

During her studies she actively participated in the concert life of Gnessins Academy, performing as a soloist and a chamber musician. She graduated from Moscow Gnessins State Academy with a repertoire which includes variety of solo programs and 10 concertos for piano and orchestra. She has toured worldwide as a soloist and a chamber musician in such countries as the United States, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, has performed as a soloist on the television and on the radio in Russia. Her recital programs are a combination of baroque, classical, 19th century and contemporary works. She has always been fascinated by the connections between architecture and music.

After graduation from the Moscow State Academy of Music she was invited to study at the University of Minnesota with Doctor Alexander Braginsky. She was a winner of the concerto competition in 2012 and performed Beethoven 3rd Concerto under the baton of Doctor Mark Russel Smith. She finished her Master degree in Piano Performance in May 2013 from the University of Minnesota. NYU Steinhardt School of Music and Art, New York, granted Anna with the position of the adjunct faculty piano instructor starting from September 2013. She is currently studying with the Professor Eteri Andjaparidze. She is actively performing in New York, including Bellevue Hospital Concert in memory of the September 11th, box office theatre of NYU, and Columbia University faculty house concert series, Steinway Hall. Anna’s expressive playing and extraordinary musicianship has led her to perform at many important concerts and venues in USA. She also serves as a stuff accompanist for the Mason Gross School of Music, Rutgers University.

Anna has participated in numerous festivals around the world, including IKIF (New York 2008, 2009, 2010), received full scholarship for studying in the Round Top festival (Texas, 2012), New Paltz Piano Summer (2014). She has participated in numerous master classes and workshops studying under Victor Rosenbaum, Jerome Rose, Dmitry Rachmanov, Eduard Zilberkant, Tamas Ungar, and Joaquin Achucarro.

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