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About Anna Keiserman
Russian-born and New York-based pianist Anna Keiserman is known for her creative programming, expressive freedom, and singular vision. With her debut album, Russian Mosaic, recently released on the Sheva Collection label, Anna offers rarely heard gems by Rachmaninoff, Shchedrin, Smirnov, and Medtner.
With a focus on actively engaging audiences, Anna created several custom programs for the Salmagundi Art Club. With her “American Music 1917-18,” “Sounding Palettes,” and “New York Lights,” Anna invited audiences to explore surprising repertoire in a variety of cultural contexts. Other performance credits include Le Poisson Rouge, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and performing for the Fête de La Musique at the invitation of the French-American Piano Society. In the summer of 2019 Anna embarked on a concert tour in Spain premiering the Sonata Cerdanyenca for cello and piano by Marc Migó Cortes. The highlights of the 2020 season include concert tours and master classes in Minnesota, Virginia, Kansas and a recording of solo piano works by composer Jordi Cervelló.
As a soloist Anna has performed concerti by Rachmaninoff, Haydn, Beethoven and Arensky with the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra, and also toured through Italy and Russia. Among Dr. Keiserman’s awards are top prizes in two International Piano Competitions in Russia: one based in Volgograd, the other in Saratov. In 2017 Anna received the “Culture and Art” award from the New Russia Cultural Center (Rensselaer, NY) for her dedication to promoting arts and culture in the community.
Anna Keiserman has served as faculty at the NYU Steinhardt School of the Arts, at the Rutgers University Extension Division, and at William Paterson University. Having earned degrees from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow and the University of Minnesota, Dr. Keiserman recently completed her Doctorate in Piano Performance from Rutgers University, where she earned the Elizabeth Wyckoff Durham Award for academic distinction and excellence in piano performance. In September 2020 Dr. Keiserman joined the faculty of Raritan Valley Community College as an Assistant Professor of Piano.
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