Biography

Pianist Anna Sarkisova has been internationally recognized for her ability to instantly emotionally connect with the audience while demonstrating a virtuosic technique and high musicality. Anna has performed on numerous famous stages of the world's cultural capitals and  received universal applause from audiences because of her purity of tone, powerful technical capacity and deep musical interpretation.  Her concert appearances include countries such as Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Armenia, France and USA, to name a few.

Anna Sarkisova is a prize winner and finalist of several International Piano Competitions in Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain and USA. Anna has worked with famous musicians such as Rudolf Kehrer, Oxana Yablonskaya,Oleg Meisenberg, Leonid Brumberg,  Alexander Braginsky, Paul Badura-Skoda, Dmitry Rachmanov, Arkady Sevidov, Lazslo Simon, Jacques Rouvier, Jura Margulis, Malcolm Bilson, Vladimir Chernov  and many others.

Anna's extraordinary talent was recognized at a very young age. She was first introduced to music by her mother who is a pianist herself. Anna made her debut with the orchestra at age eight  performing concertos G Minor by Felix Mendelssohn and D Major by Josef Haydn. At the age of twelve she began to work with prof. Igor Yavryan who himself has been a student of a renown pianist and pedagogue Lev Vlasenko. Progressing rapidly under his guidance, Anna made her first international appearance at age fourteen  when she became a prize winner of the International Piano Competition " Citta Di Senigallia" in Italy. Following this success she was invited to participate in several prestigious international music festivals, among those " Viener Musikseminar" ( Austria) , ''Bravo Music Festival" (USA), "Barcelona music festival'' Spain, "International Summer Academy Mozarteum Sazlburg" Austria and others.

At the age of sixteen Anna entered Yerevan State Conservatory in Armenia where she was awarded a special scholarship by Vladimir Spivakov and Konstantin Orbelyan. During this period Anna continued to perform worldwide both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.  Three years later she moved to Vienna, Austria, to continue her musical journey at Vienna Conservatory of music.  A unique combination of Russian and Austrian schools of piano playing gives her a vast musical perspective, evident in her powerful technical capacity as well as her understanding of musical interpretations.

In 2009 Anna was accepted to UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with a full scholarship where she studied with world famous pianist Vitaly Margulis and was one of his very last students.  Having completed her Master in Music from UCLA School of Music Anna is currently working toward her Doctorate degree at the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music under the guidance of Dr. Stewart Gordon.

Anna resides in Los Angeles and is fluent in 4 languages.