Tuesday November 5th 2.00 pm
Anna Tsybuleva (piano)
CPE Bach: Piano Sonata in A major, No.4 W55
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D minor Op 31 no 2
Schubert: 12 Deutsche Ländler, D790
Schubert: Fantasy in C D760 ‘/Wanderer'
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Anna Tsybuleva shot into the international spotlight in 2015 when she won First Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition, being described as “A pianist of rare gifts: not since Murray Perahia's triumph in 1972 has Leeds had a winner of this musical poise and calibre”. Now a regular performer in major cities worldwide, Anna's early experiences were more modest: born in 1990, she was raised in Nizhny Arkhyz – a small village of approximately 500 inhabitants – in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic of Russia. She took her first piano lessons with her mother at the age of 6, before moving away from home in order to attend the Shostakovich Music School in Volgodonsk at the age of 9. From age 13, she continued her studies at the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, under internationally renowned pedagogue Professor Lyudmila Roschina. During this time, Tsybuleva garnered other major competition wins – including the Grand Prix of the International Gilels Piano Competition (2013), and top prizes from the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2012) and Takamatsu International Piano Competition (2014). After graduating in 2014 with the coveted award for ‘Best Student' from the Moscow Conservatoire, Tsybuleva furthered her studies with Claudio Martínez-Mehner at the Hochschule für Musik Basel. She now combines her international performance career with completion of post-graduate studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.
Tsybuleva appears regularly throughout Europe, including in recital on some of the greatest international stages, such as Palais des Beaux-Arts , Philharmonie Luxembourg , Tonhalle Zürich , and the Wigmore Hall . As concerto soloist, recent and forthcoming highlights include Basel Symphony, the Hallé, Mariinsky Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Tsybuleva is in high demand in Asia, with recent and forthcoming concerto engagements including those in Singapore (Singapore Symphony), South Korea (Daejeon Philharmonic), and Japan (Tokyo Philharmonic), as well as recitals at the Shanghai Grand Theatre and Hong Kong Concert Hall, amongst others. Her debut solo recording, Fantasien (Champs Hill, 2017) garnered universal praise for its imaginative and carefully crafted programme. With her “energetic elan, bravura, and heart-on-sleeve communication” (International Piano Magazine), Anna Tsybuleva is fast emerging as one of the finest pianists of her generation, “destined to become a world piano star” (APE Musicale, Italy).