Anna Kiskachi recently celebrated her debuts at: Konzerthaus Vienna
Great Hall of TrivoliVredenburg in Utrecht
Moscow International House of Music
Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory
and many others…
as well as participation in prestige festivals like:
Utrecht Early Music Fabulous Fringe Festval (Holland)
Musica Antiqua Brugge (Belgium)
Resonanzen – Festival (Austria)
Styriarte – die steirischen Festpiele (Austria)
Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Austria)
Yamanashi Early Music Festival (Japan)
New Virtuosi (Great Britain)
Bach Festival (Poland)
Académie musicale de Villecroze (France)
Neuburger Barockkonzerte (Germany)
Slavic Spring (Czech Republic)
and many others...
By her numerous concerts as a solist, with her A&A cembalo duo and as a continuo-player in Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Finland, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Japan
Anna Kiskachi was able to gain more and more popularity. Her repertoire includes music from different epochs
"We didn't expect that the harpsichord could be so imaginative and hot-blooded“
- this is a often heard review from the public about Anna Kiskachi's
performances. Her districtive and recognizable style, torrid emotionality and
profound sound, intriguing and unexpected musical conceptuality is what makes
her harpsichord speak and turns her concerts into a fascinating tour de force.
Anna has collaborated with various orchestras including the Orchestra of Salzburg Philharmonie, Les Orpheistes Orchestra (Vienna), Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano), Collegium 1704, Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Zlín Orchestra etc.
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).
She has taken part in programs of Moscow and Salzburg Philarmonie, Haydn Fondazione (Bolzano, Italy).
In 2011 Anna Kiskachi together with the harpsichordist Anastasia Antonova founded A&A cembalo duo - the only harpsichord Duo in Russia, whose unique and extravagant performances have been enthusiastically endorsed by the audience at various cities of Europe, Russia and Japan.
From 2012 Anna works as an invited artist in Accademia Villa Bossi (Italy).
From 2019 Anna is a senior lecturer for the harpsichord and accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz/Oberschützen (Austria).
Anna Kiskachi’s performances were broadcasted by Russian Culture TV as well as radio stations Radio Österreich 1, Orpheus, Radio Russia, Russian World foundation (Russia), Deutschlandfunk, WDR 3, Bayrischer Rundfunk (Germany), Český rozhlas (Czech Republic) and received overwhelming reviews in different newspapers of Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia.
CONCERT ACTIVITY and RADIO RECORDINGS
Harpsichord-, piano-, hammer-clavier-, historical piano- and continuo-player
Prize-winner of the PRAGUE SPRING Harpsichord Competition (Czech Republic) - leading music competition, represented by the World Federation International Music Competitions
Winner of the BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ FOUNDATION PRIZE for the best performance of the Concerto for Harpsichord and a Small Orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů at the Prague Spring Competition
Winner of WANDA LANDOWSKA Harpsichord Competition (Italy)
SENIOR LECTURER for harpsichord and accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz/Oberschützen (Austria).
Soloist of A&A cembalo duo
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Early Music Reviews
“[...] Anna Kiskachi completely steal the show in her virtuosic performance [...]
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.”
Born in Moscow (Russia), Anna Kiskachi began to play the piano at age of only three years. During the school period Anna became the laureate of children and youth competitions and festivals, the scholarship holder of the Vladimir Spivakov and 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 from Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy and China. 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.
- The 1st prize-winner of WANDA LANDOWSKA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Italy)
- The prize-winner of PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION and a winner of the special prize “for the best performance of Concerto for harpsichord with orchestra by B. Martinů” (Czech Republic)
- The prize-winner (Golden Award) of the SVIREL International Competition (A&A cembalo duo, Slovenia)
- The prize-winner of OSAKA International competition in piano nomination (Japan)
- The prize-winner of SAN BARTOLOMEO International Competition (Italy)
- The prize-winner of MUSICA CLASSICA International Competition in chamber-music nomination (Russia)
- The prize-winner and winner of special prize “For talent” at the International IBLA Grand Prize Competition (Italy)
ACTIVITY AS AN ART-DIRECTOR
Anna also received inputs and influences in master-classes by Ketil Haugsand, Skip Sempe, Pierre Hantai, Christophe Rousset, Siebe Henstra, Blandin Rannou, Patrick Ayrton, Marco Mencoboni, Christopher Hammer, Zvi Meniker, Marek Toporowski, Jory Vinikour, Bart van Oort, Akiko Ebi.