J.S. BACH/trans. SITSKY
Study for the Left Hand: Chaconne in D Minor
Piano Sonata (World Premiere)
II. Marcia e Variazione
"An apocalyptic fantasy; meditating on the end of civilisation, the persistence and endurance of whatever remaining lower life forms; and the continuation and progression of time into the long night".
Six Preludes and Fugues for piano
ABOUT ANNA SLEPTSOVA
“A brilliant pianist who balanced her sound well and underlined the drama in the music - a dazzling toccata!" - The Washington Post
“A convincing keyboard athlete with a capacity to generate enormous volumes of sound, negotiating hazardous terrain with ease, leaving little doubt of her skills in coping with ferociously demanding works.” - The West Australian
“A notable keyboard talent” - Headline
“The very fine pianist who displays a notable keyboard talent in spirited performances. It is a program that is interestingly diverse and constantly attractive, and one that is realised in playing of sparkling brilliance to match the music.” - The Canberra Times
Anna has appeared as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras and ensembles in Eastern Europe, Germany, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia, United States, France, and Japan. She is in frequent demand for masterclasses, conferences and competition adjudication throughout the world.
Anna arrived in Australia in 1995 from Ukraine, where she had a position as a Senior Lecturer at the Kiev State Conservatory, was doing a PhD research and had a busy concert schedule. She gained her Bachelor of Music with Highest Awards in Piano Performance, Chamber Music, Accompaniment and Piano Pedagogy from Kiev State Conservatory. In 1991 she gained her Masters Degree in Concert Piano Performance. On arrival in Sydney, the National Academy of Music, the Sydney Conservatorium, the Sydney Opera and Ballet Orchestra engaged Anna in various capacities. In 1997 she moved to Perth where she taught first at UWA (until 2001), and then at WAAPA (from 2007).
As a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist Anna has made numerous live and studio recordings for ABC Classic FM. She also appeared on ABC TV, SBS Radio and 2MBS FM. Anna collaborated with several distinguished musicians, among them Roger Smalley, Simon Tedeschi, John Harding, Peter Tanfield, Paul Wright, Barbara Jane Gilby, Sophie Rowell, Esther van Stralen, Jane Edwards, Sally Anne Russell, Caitlin Hulcup, Michael Goldschlager, Joel Marangella, Rod McGrath, Allan Meyer, Daniel Kossov and many others.
An active chamber musician, she regularly collaborates with her colleagues at WAAPA and UWA, performs with WASO musicians and groups, and as a soloist, with WASO and Faith Court Orchestra. While teaching at UWA, she and prominent composer and pianist Rogers Smalley, formed a duo-piano team and have presented many concerts and live broadcasts with most demanding piano-duo repertoire.
In 2002 Anna released her first highly acclaimed CD of Russian music.
Anna is also an examiner for AMEB and enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading teachers of her generation, having produced a multitude of young prizewinners. She continues to be in frequent demand for guest recitals, workshops and music conferences throughout the world.
Anna is a recipient of a coveted Churchill Fellowship in 2001 and has been a Yamaha Artist for a number of years. She is interested in research on performance wellness in classical pianists.
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