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winner of Philadelphia Orchestra Competition

Melody Yu plays with the Philadelphia Orchestra

preparation for piano competitions

Students of Dr. Anna Kislitsyna after performing with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra

advanced piano lessons in Philadelphia

Grand Prix winners performance at The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia)


Dr. Anna Kislitsyna is a world-class pianist and a highly-respected piano and harpsichord educator with over 20 years of teaching experience.

Dr. Kislitsyna's students boast an impressive range of accomplishments, from playing as soloists with the Philadelphia Orchestra to giving solo recitals at the White House and performing with professional symphony orchestras as winners of international competitions. With a unique approach that combines European and American pedagogy, Dr. Kislitsyna offers individualized instruction that encompasses a holistic development of piano technique, virtuosity, sight-reading skills, musical styles, theoretical analysis, and artistry.


As a teacher, Dr. Kislitsyna has a goal to help her students develop a love of music, a professional level of playing, and their own artistic voice. Her students have won prizes in From The Top, the XII International Seoul Competition, the V Chopin International Piano Competition in Connecticut, the Pennsylvania State Music Teacher’s National Association Competition, the VII International Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Russia, the Bluthner International Piano Competition, Gershwin International Competition in New York, and have performed on NPR and WRTI public radio. They have also performed with various symphony orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Kiev Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, and Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra.


Dr. Kislitsyna brings a wealth of experience to her teaching practice, having served as a piano faculty member at the Novosibirsk Conservatory in Russia and taught at the Novosibirsk Music College, one of three professionally-oriented music schools in Russia for students ages 4 to 18. She currently teaches at Haverford College (PA), the Nelly Berman School of Music, and the Philadelphia International Music Festival (Philadelphia, USA), and accepts students at her private teaching studio in Philadelphia. In addition to piano, Dr. Kislitsyna teaches harpsichord, and her harpsichord students regularly play solo recitals and perform at various competitions and festivals internationally.

Dr. Kislitsyna is also a sought-after masterclass instructor and international piano competition judge. Her students are winners of international piano competitions in Italy, Austria, China, South Korea, Japan, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Switzerland, France, Canada, U.K., and U.S.A. They annually perform at Carnegie Hall.



If you're ready to take your playing to the next level and join the ranks of Dr. Kislitsyna's accomplished students, contact her today to schedule your first lesson!

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