ANNA MAKSYMOVA is a New zealand pianist
Born into a musical household, pianist Anna Maksymova began her formal musical education at the age of six at the Donetsk Music School for gifted children in Ukraine. In New Zealand she learned from Peter Nagy, Judith Clark and Dr Gao Ping. Anna has completed Bachelor of Music with First-Class Honours with Professor Michael Endres at the University of Canterbury. She has come back from Germany, where she finished Master of Music in Piano Performance in the Frankfurt Hochschule fur Musik, studying with renowned Russian pianist and teacher Lev Natochenny, himself a disciple of Lev Oborin. Further musical influences include masterclasses with Pascal Roge, Thomas Hecht, John Perry and Felix Gottlieb among others.
Anna was a regular soloist in the “Outstanding Young Musicians in Concert” series in Christchurch Music Centre. She is the winner of the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust Emerging Artist Series and is the 3rd prize winner at Kerikeri International Piano Competition in New Zealand. Anna is the recipient of the George Russell Music Scholarship, Ruby Hay Scholarship, Pettman Special Programme Scholarship, Leslie Atkinson Memorial Prize in Music and the Dame Malvina Major Foundation scholarship.
Currently Anna is living and working in Christchurch as a performing pianist and a teacher. Since 2016 she has been involved as a soloist with the CSO, Akaroa Summer School, Dame Malvina Major Foundation and Concert for Christchurch Foundation Trust. She also has been collaborating with the Très Cordes trio since 2017. Her chamber music partners include well known local musicians like Mark Walton, Jonathan Tanner, Tomas Hurnik, Anna Hoetjes, Oliver Sewell and Selena Orwin among others. An exciting highlight in her collaborating career was with violinist Mark Menzies and cellist Tomas Hurnik performing Beethoven on a New Zealand made fortepiano.
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