South Bay, CA
Anna Goryacheva is an award-winning Russian-American pianist, recording artist, educator, and entrepreneur. She has been internationally recognized for performances of deep musical expression, brilliant "Perle" technique, and ability to connect with the audience revealing unique individuality, musicality, and velvety-beautiful tone. Being a brilliant soloist and chamber musician, Anna performed recitals in Russia, United States, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Finland, and Sweden. Her solo and orchestra performances were broadcast on the radio and television in Hungary, Lithuania, Sweden, and Russia.
Anna began her professional music studies at the age of seven at the Kaliningrad Special Music School for gifted children affiliated to the Kaliningrad State Music College. At the age of 9 she made her orchestral debut, which took place in Hungary, and the next year she performed her first philharmonic recital with Kaliningrad State Symphony Orchestra, playing Mozart's Concerto No.23. She also appeared as a soloist with Kaunas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavel Berman on the orchestra’s tour in Eastern Europe, which was internationally broadcast. During her studies at the Kaliningrad State Music College Ms. Goryacheva was a recipient of annual grants from the “Young Talents of Russia” Foundation for her exceptional contribution in Culture and Arts. Later, she was awarded the Special Award of the “New Names” foundation for her outstanding abilities and concert activity.
Anna Goryacheva is a graduate of the Gnessin Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia, where she studied Prof. Denis Burstein (piano department of Vladimir Tropp). During her stay in Russia she became a Prizewinner of numerous International Piano Competitions , participated in a number of master classes with leading performers and teachers, and received recognition of her talent from such prominent musicians as Lev Natochenny, Vladimir Krainev, Dmitry Bashkirov, Mikhail Voskresensky, Avo Kouyoumdjian, Igor Lazco, Aldona Dvarionaite, Vera Nosina, Yury Slesarev, Vladimir Tropp, Maria Gambaryan to name a few.
In 2011 Ms. Goryacheva became a winner of the USC Thornton School Dean’s Full Scholarship Award (Los Angeles, California), and started a prestigious Artist Diploma program under the guidance of a legendary pianist Daniel Pollack. Thereafter she completed her Masters Degree at the Thornton School, and was awarded her Diploma with High Distinction.
Being an extraordinary educator, Anna is currently serving as founder and director of "Elite Piano Institute" - the top piano school and the most talked about classical music project in Los Angeles, California. In addition to her entrepreneurial career, Anna Is in high demand as an international piano pedagogue and music coach, she frequently gives masterclasses, consults music teachers, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Her recent activity includes appearance in such projects as Russian Souvenir International Youth Piano Competition, Los Angeles, CA, and Glissando International Piano Festival and Competition, San Diego, CA, where she served as a president and and a jury member.
Anna currently resides in Redondo Beach, California, and is fluent in English and Russian.
MASTER OF MUSIC
Gnessin Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia)
USC Thornton School of Music (Los Angeles, CA)