Sandvika Master Series – pianist Anna Kavalerova poised for Sandvika live appearance with a concert programme featuring Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.
Russian born pianist Anna Kavalerova has established herself as a refined, intelligent musician, who is well-versed in a diversity of styles. In her interpretation she acquires instrumental brilliance, emotional maturity, and a varied tonal palette.
As a soloist and chamber musician she regularly appears with performances in Israel, European countries, Russia, China, and Japan. She has also been participating in music festivals, such as the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), the Grieg-Tchaikovsky Festival (Russia), the Suolahti Summer Music Festival (Finland), and the Kol HaMusica Chamber Music Festival in Kfar Blum (Israel). Anna has performed with several orchestras in Russia and Ukraine, the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra (Lithuania), as well as the Rishon Le-Tzion Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Camerata, and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra (Israel). Several of her concerts have been recorded by Israel Radio.
After graduating the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2012, Anna moved to Israel, where in 2015 she completed her master's degree with Professor Emanuel Krasovsky at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. Among other teachers, Anna worked with Professor Alexei Nasedkin, Professor Nina Kogan, Professor Massimiliano Ferrati, and Professor Yaron Rosental. Anna participated in the masterclasses of well-known musicians, such as Lazar Berman, Vladimir Krainev, Steven Kovachevich, Murray Perahia, and Robert Levin.
During her studies, Anna won several international competitions in Russia and Europe. She was the recipient of grants from Vladimir Kraynev, as well as from the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation, and is a laureate of the Russian Performance Arts Foundation. Anna was acclaimed as an outstanding musician at the Tel Hai Piano Masterclasses (Israel), and received the Marina Bondarenko Memorial Prize. She won First Prize at the Yasha Bistritsky International Piano Concerto Competition that led her to performances with the Israel Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 she was awarded the Dorothy Mackenzie Artist’s Recognition Prize at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York). Anna also won Second Prize at the San Dona di Piave International Piano Competition, the Gran Prix at the International Piano Competition "Lazar Berman" in Italy, First Prize at the Gabala International Piano Competition in 2016 (Azerbaijan), and Second Prize at the 2017 Clamo International Piano Competition in Murcia, Spain.
Being an active participant in the charity project of Vladimir Spivakov "Children against Terror", Anna was decorated with the Order of Charity of Maecenas of the Century Foundation (Moscow).
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