It is with style and presence that Anna Litvinenko has captivated people’s attention. Her playing demonstrates great passion and strength, but anyone listening with more careful ears will detect her sensitivity, attention to detail, and love for the more intimate and fragile moments in music.
Since an early age, her talent and dedication led her to many of the world’s finest stages as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed with orchestras like the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Teresa Carreño, the Odessa Philharmonic in Ukraine, and the New World Symphony, and has also given recitals in concert series such as the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music and the Brighton Fringe (Music of Our Time).
Anna is currently based in The Netherlands, where she is as much involved in the early music, scene performing with period ensembles like the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, as in the new music scene, creating her own music and improvising with ensembles like Kalea. Some highlights include premiering Lawrence Wilde’s Cello Concerto at Carnegie Hall, writing for a choreography featured in Nederlands Dans Theater’s Switch ’20, and creating multi-media works in collaboration with poet Andrew Mitchell and artist Mary Kuper.
Anna’s musical personality has been greatly influenced by her teachers Joel Krosnick, Richard Lester and Lucia Swarts, with whom she studied at the Juilliard School, the Royal College of Music in London and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. She graduated from the latter cum laude and was also the recipient of the Fock Medaille. Her degrees were generously supported by the J. William Fulbright grant, Holland Scholarship, Excellence Scholarships, the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship, Rose Williams Scholarship, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Anna values freedom, is excited by the unexpected and loves to be challenged musically, some of the many reasons she gets such fulfillment from collaborating with other artists. She is a member of the Chekhov piano trio, which has an exciting tour organized by the Orlando Festival with planned performances in Bozar Brussels and The Concertgebouw