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Anna Ouspenskaya is one of the most recognized performing artists of the Washington, D.C. area. In 1991 she made her first trip to the United States, winning Second Prize in the Bach International Piano Competition in Washington, DC. Since that year Anna was coming to US every year to perform and give master classes which took her to 18 states. In 1993, Ms. Ouspenskaya became a finalist at the Bach International Piano Competition in Germany. She made her first CD in with Altarus records, and her second is on its way on Ramsey records. Both CDs represent Russian music: the 1st of Rodion Shchedrin and the 2nd of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.An established chamber musician, Ms. Ouspenskaya has since performed with principal members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
Native of Yaroslavl, Russia, Anna was born to a family of professional musicians. At the age of seven she made her debut with the Yaroslavl Philharmonic playing Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major. She graduated from the Moscow Central Music School and earned her Master degree from St. Petersburg Conservatory. Before moving to United States Ms. Ouspenskaya worked at Dudelange Conservatory in Luxembourg, also giving performances in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Scotland.
Ms. Ouspenskaya made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1999 and Kennedy Center debut in 2002; she performed Saint-Saens Fourth Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto in New York City and Washington, DC.
A committed teacher, Anna holds a private studio in her home, and she is on the piano faculty of Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. Her students won numerous awards in local and state piano competitions. Anna and her Music Studio were featured in the TV show Rock Your Block.