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In 2011 Anna Kiskachi together with the harpsichordist Anastasia Antonova founded Cembalo Duo A&A which performs at various stages of Europe, Russia and Japan.
She has taken part in programs of Moscow and Salzburg Philarmonie, Haydn Fondazione (Bolzano, Italy).
Anna Kiskachi works as an invited artist in Accademia Villa Bossi (Italy).
As a solist and continuo-player Anna has played in different baroque ensembles in Europe. Anna has collaborated with various orchestras including the Orchestra of Salzburg Philharmonie, Orchestra, “Les Orpheistes” (Vienna), Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano), Collegium 1704, Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Zlin (Czech Republic). Anna has worked with wonderful well-known musicians such as Julia Lezhneva, Michi Gaigg, soloists of the Moscow baroque ensemble “Pratum Integrum”, with Ensemble NEObarock (winner of the prestigious music award ECHO).
Anna Kiskachi has radio recordings in Moscow (“Orpheus”, “Russian World foundation”), in Germany (“Deutschlandfunk”, WDR 3), in Czech Republic (Radio Praha).
CONCERT ACTIVITY and FESTIVALS
Anna Kiskachi’s repertoire includes music from different epochs and styles. She has made numerous concerts on the stages of Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Finland, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Japan.
She has participated in various international festivals, including UNESCO International festival “New Names” (Russia), “Slavic Spring “ (Czech Republic), “La primavera slava”(Italy), “Rencontres Estivales au Moulin” (France), “Resonant Thoughts” (Italy), “New Virtuosi” (Great Britain), Bach Festival (Poland), «Barocknacht» (Austria), Académie musicale de Villecroze (France), Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Austria), “Lange Nacht der Musik” (Germany), Yamanashi Early Music Festival (Japan), “Styriarte – die steirischen Festpiele” (Austria), “Klang im Kloster – Festival für Alte Musik” (Deutschland).
Anna Kiskachi is a harpsichord-, piano-, hammer-clavier-, historical piano- and continuo-player, a performer with a busy concert schedule at the halls of Russia, Europe and Japan, one of the soloists of cembalo duo A&A, prize-winner of international harpsichord and piano competitions, one of which is the prestige International PRAGUE SPRING Harpsichord Competition 2017 (prize-winner as well as winner of the special prize “for the best performance of Concerto for harpsichord with orchestra by B. Martinů”).
“…Harpsichord players are often restricted to playing continuo, with the occasional small solo to give the others a rest, so it was good to see Anna Kiskachi completely steal the show in her virtuosic performance of two pieces by Forqueray, moving from the small Italian to a larger two-manual French harpsichord for the occasion. This really was a show-stopping performance, full of dramatic and well-timed pauses.”
Anna Kiskachi was born in Moscow, Russia. She began to play the piano at age of 3 and already during the school period Anna became the laureate of children and youth competitions and festivals, the scholarship holder of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, of the “New Name” International Charity Foundation.
She graduated from Academic Music College attached to the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of People’s Artist of Russia Victor Bunin, piano) and still in college Anna had shown huge interest in Baroque music, enthusiastically engaged in the harpsichord. Her further intensive education in Moscow and Europe greatly extended her musical boundaries so that her playing has been absorbing the Russian and European schools of performing art.
With the highest honors Anna graduated from the leading universities of Russia and Europe.
Moscow State Conservatoire’s Department of Historical and Contemporary Performing Arts by prof. Olga Filippova (harpsichord), prof. Alexei Lubimov (hammer-clavier and historical piano), prof. Michael Dubov (piano);
Moscow State Conservatoire (postgraduate) by prof. Olga Filippova (harpsichord);
Düsseldorf Anton Rubinstein Akademie (Germany) by prof. Dina Yoffe (piano);
Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria) by prof. Florian Birsak (harpsichord);
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria) by prof. Wolfgang Glüxam (harpsichord);
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Germany) by prof. Christine Schornsheim (harpsichord and historically informed performance);
Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in Germany (postgraduate) by prof. Michael Borgstede (harpsichord)
Beside her performing activity Anna Kiskachi has been an author of idea and art-director of theatre-music project “The Muse and the Fashion” («Муза и мода») – a cycle of thematic music-theatre programs with the involvement of musicians and actors. The project successfully took place at concert-theatre hall in Yausa Castle, in State Historical Museum on Red Square and at theatre-concert hall of Kolomenskoe-estate (Moscow, Russia) over the course of several years.
PARTICIPATION IN MASTER – CLASSES
The winner of WANDA LANDOWSKA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION in Italy (1st prize, 2018)
The prize-winner of PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (3rd prize and a special prize “for the best performance of Concerto for harpsichord with orchestra by B. Martinů” in the final round), Czech Republic, 2017
The prize-winner (Golden Award) of the SVIREL International Harpsichord competition (A&A Cembalo Duo, Slovenia, 2016)
The prize-winner of OSAKA International competition in Japan in piano nomination (3rd prize, 2010)
The prize-winner of “MUSICA VIVA” International competition in chamber-music nomination (Russia, 2010)
The prize-winner and holder of special prize “For talent” at the International “IBLA Grand Prize” competition (Italy, 2004)
Furthermore, Anna is:
Diploma-holder as a Semifinalist at international MUSICA ANTIQUA competition in Brugge (Belgium, 2015)
Diploma-holder as one of 6 Semifinalists at International BACH Competition in harpsichord nomination (Leipzig, Germany, 2014)
ACTIVITY AS AN ART-DIRECTOR
Anna took part in master-classes of many famous musicians.
Harpsichord: Ketil Haugsand (Norway/Germany), Skip Sempe (USA), Pierre Hantai (France), Christine Schornsheim (Germany), Wolfgang Glüxam (Austria), Christophe Rousset (France), Siebe Henstra (Holland), Blandin Rannou (France), Patrick Ayrton (Great Britain), Marco Mencoboni (Italy), Christopher Hammer (Germany), Zvi Meniker (Israel/Germany), Marek Toporowski (Poland), Jory Vinikour (USA)
Piano: Akiko Ebi (Japan), Dina Yoffe (Israel/Germany), Naum Shtarkman (Russia), Tatyana Haidamovich and Alexander Bonduryansky (Russia), Roland de Mounk (Belgium), Julie Kruger, Eric Larsen, Robert Palmer (USA), Olga Rousina (Poland).