Sunday March 28, 2021
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents
a live YouTube Broadcast…
Gemstones of the 19th and 20th centuries
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
“Sonata” Op. 110, No. 31
Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo
Adagio ma non troppo…Fuga Allegro ma non troppo
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1947)
“Variations sérieusés” op. 54
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
“Images” Book I and II
Reflets dans l’eau
Hommage á Rameau
Closhes á travers les feuilles
Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut
BiographyAnna Khanina has been praised for her “brilliant technique, musicality, and irreproachable taste.” (Ibbenbuehrener Zeitung).
Ms. Khanina enjoys a successful performing career. She regularly appears as a soloist and with chamber ensembles in Europe, United States, Canada, and Israel. She has performed at such venues as 92 Y Kaufman Hall, Symphony Space, Staller Center for Arts, Trinity Church, Yamaha Piano Salon, and Steinway Hall in New York, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Pianoforte Chicago, Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University, DePaul University in Chicago, Georg Phillip Telemann Hall, Muendener Schloss, in Germany.
Her concerts were live broadcast on WFMT Chicago (2007, 2011, 2014), The Voice of Music radio from Jerusalem Music Centre (2008), McGrow Young Artists Showcase WQXR New York (2011), and wiox.org (2011).
Anna Khanina’s long list of awards include the prizes at Val Tidone International Piano Competition, the Second International Piano Competition in Panama, the Seventh International Competition Ciutat de Carlet, the Grieg Competition in Oslo, the Nueva Acropolis Competition in Madrid, and the Classica Nova Competition in Hannover.
Ms. Khanina is a thought after chamber musician and collaborator. She has been invited to Braunschweig Classix Festival, Schleswig-Hollstein Music Festival, Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Hannover Chamber Music Festival, the Norfolk Festival, Banff Music Centre, Festival Internacional de Musica Erudita de Piracicaba in Brazil, and Tefen Music Festival in Israel.
Along with her performing career, Ms. Khanina remains a dedicated teacher. She is currently on the faculty at the 92nd Street Y and Bloomingdale School of Music. Her students have appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and successfully participated at numerous national competitions.
Anna started her musical education at the age of five, and in 1996 she graduated with honors from the famous Gnessin School of Music in Moscow for gifted children, where she studied with Lidia Grigorjeva. Upon her graduation, she immigrated to Germany, where she began studies with Professor Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. In 1999 she graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Magna cum Laude. In 2001 she earned a Master’s degree from the same institution, and subsequently went on to pursue an Artist Diploma in the Soloist-Class in 2001. At the same time, while pursuing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Anna simultaneously pursued a second Master’s degree in Performance at the Gnessin Academy of Music, where she again graduated with honors in 2004.
In 2007 she completed a Piano Performance Diploma at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she studied as a full-scholarship student of Solomon Mikowsky. In 2014, Ms. Khanina graduated from the Doctoral of Musical Arts Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she was full-scholarship student of Gilbert Kalish.