Russian Mosaic Concert (Sanctuary 4pm)Back to all Events
- Date: March 4, 2018
- Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Ksenia Antonova started her music education in Moscow State Academic College attached to Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky and then continued in Brooklyn Conservatory, New York. In the course of her opera studies she had the opportunity to sing as Alice Ford in a production of Falstaff (G. Verdi) and Princess in L’infant et les sortilèges (M. Ravel) with Brooklyn Orchestra conducted by Richard Barrett.
In 2014-2015 Ksenia was a member of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Opera Studio in Rome under the guidance of Renata Scotto.
Later as a part of the Ensemble at Volgograd State Opera Theater Ksenia has sung Fiordiligi in “Cosi Fan Tutte”, Micaela in “Carmen”, Marfa in “Tsar’s Bride (N. Rimsky Korsakov), Sonya Gurvich in “The dawns here are quiet " and more.
Ksenia recently celebrated her debut with Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Svetlanov” in a production of “Ariadne of Naxos” conducted by Vladimir Jurowski inMoscow.
She also just sang Brigitta with Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra in Moscow and Kazan, a role of Golden Cockerel (Rimsky-Korsakov) in Golden Cockerel with New Opera NYC and Vixen in “Cunning Little Vixen” (Janáček) with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble.
Her repertoire includes Tatyana in Eugene Onegin( Tchaikovsky) , Iolanta in Iolanta( P. Tchaikovsky), Mimi and Musetta in La Boheme( Puccini), Liu in Turandot ( Puccini), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni ( Mozart), Rusalka in Rusalka ( Dvorak), Pannochka in May’s Night ( Rimsky-Korsakov), Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Requiem, romances and song cycles by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Slonimsky, Rachmaninov and other. She regularly gives recitals in Russia and USA.
Anna Keiserman, born in Ekaterinburg, Russia began her piano studies at the age of 5 at the Volgograd Music School, Russia. By the time she completed her studies she had received many national awards, playing her first recital at the age of 14 and making her debut with the Volgograd State Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15. She continued her professional education at Volgograd Serebriakov College, and later at Gnessin’s State Academy in Moscow, where she studied with the esteemed Vladimir Tropp. While there she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance.
She won prizes at several national and international competitions: II prize at the National Chamber Music Competition (Volgograd 2001); I prize at the International Piano competition of Young Musicians (Volgograd 2002); II prize at the International Piano Competition (Saratov 1999).
She has toured as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout Russia, Italy and Germany. Since relocating to the United States Anna has participated in numerous festivals including IKIF (New York City 2008, 2009, 2010), Round Top (Texas 2012) and New Paltz Piano Summer (2014).
In addition, she is a prizewinner at several competitions: semifinalist at the International Russian Music Competition (San Jose 2010); winner of the Concerto Competition at the University of Minnesota (2012).
She holds Master of Music Degree from the University of Minnesota, and served as an adjunct instructor at NYU Steinhardt School of Music where she studied with the internationally acclaimed pianist Eteri Andjaparidze. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate Program at the Mason Gross School of Music in the studio of renowned pianist Dr. Min Kwon and Dr. Vladimir Valjarevich.
On May 8th 2017 she made her Carnegie debut, and was praised by New York concert reviews as an "impressive pianist who played brilliantly". Web: annakeiserman.com