Pianist and harpsichordist Anna Kislitsyna made her solo debut at age 10 with the Omsk Symphony Orchestra. She remains in high demand as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and educator. Recent season highlights include five new CD productions with PARMA Recordings and two release concerts in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; performing Haydn and Shostakovich Piano Concertos with Helena Symphony, and Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra.
Additionally, Dr. Kislitsyna has performed at The Kimmel Center, The Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and Alfred Cortot Hall of Paris Conservatory.
"Anna Kislitsyna’s heroic interpretive intelligence, subtle technical virtuosity, and distinctive mastery of nuance and color, set her apart as particularly adept at [...] contemporary repertoire."
Daniel Kepl | Performing Arts Review
As a recording artist, she has completed a piano solo CD of contemporary music (Piano Spectrum) with the premier concert at Carnegie Hall (2022), as well as eight contemporary chamber music CD's (MOTO series) as the pianist of Trio Casals on the PARMA Recordings Label.
She has won prizes in multiple international competitions including Global Music Awards (2020 and 2022), the Lautard-Chetchenko Competition in France, International Chamber Music Competition in Finland, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and Chopin International Piano Competition in Connecticut. From 2002-2012 she served as a soloist in residence with the Omsk Symphony Orchestra.
As a collaborative pianist, Anna performs recitals with principal players of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has worked with Delaware University, Haverford College, West Chester University, Temple University, the Primavera Fund, Harmony for Peace Foundation, and PMAY Artists Initiative, Ictus International Music Competition, and National Trumpet Competition.
Dr. Kislitsyna is currently on the faculty at Haverford College, the Nelly Berman School of Music, and the Philadelphia International Music Festival. She frequently serves as a jury member at international piano competitions and has given masterclasses internationally.
Her students are prize winners of more than 150 international piano competitions, including From the Top, the London International Competition, Rachmaninov International Piano Competition, Gershwin International Competition, Greenfield Competition, The Boulder Bach Festival, and more. Other achievements of her students include performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra as young as age 12 and giving a solo recital at the White House.
In recital, Anna Kislitsyna is known for her experimental programs, juxtaposing works by contemporary composers with Baroque music and traditional classical repertoire. She enjoys working with living composers and premieres multiple new works for piano solo and chamber ensemble.
As a researcher, Dr. Kislitsyna has published a dissertation on Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings, as well as articles on the music of Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Prokofiev, Domenico Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, and Rodion Shchedrin.
In 2018 she completed her D.M.A at Temple University (PA). She is from the studio of Dr. Charles Abramovic on Piano, Dr. Joyce Lindorff on Harpsichord, and Pr. Lambert Orkis on chamber music. Prior to her studies at Temple U, Anna completed her Postgraduate Course-work in Piano Performance at the Novosibirsk State Conservatory in Russia with the dissertation on Olivier Messiaen’s “Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus,” where she also earned a Master Degree and Bachelor Degree with her primary teachers being Pr. Larisa Smeshko and Pr. Mary Lebenzon. Additionally, she holds a Master Degree from West Chester University (PA) where she studied with Dr. Igor Resnianski.
Photo credit Alexey Alexandrov