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Anastasia S.
Newton Center, Massachusetts
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Traditional piano lessons, all styles, complex music education
About Anastasia S.

After Anastasia’s Carnegie Hall Debut in 2006, the New York Concert Review wrote: "For a critic, hearing a new pianist with a truly warm, luscious tone is like breathing in the scent of jasmine blooming - a pleasure to be recalled again and again - and so I'm happy to report that from the first note she touched at her Weill Hall recital, Anastasia S. was a genuine pleasure to listen to. Every piece, every measure, every note - no matter how complex the texture, no matter how many strands of melody and accompaniment - was wrapped in a halo of golden tone..." Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Anastasia S. gave her first solo recital at the age of eleven. Ms. S. is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, Germany, and holds a Master’s and a Doctorate degrees from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. In 2003 Anastasia received First Prize in the 14th International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Rome, Italy, and was awarded a Special Prize. In year 2006 Ms. S. won the Puigcerda International Piano Competition in Spain. In the same year she recorded the complete works for piano and orchestra by Balakirev with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra for NAXOS records. In 2008 Ms. S. received the “Outstanding Award”, which granted her a return engagement to give a second solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2010 Anastasia was awarded a Special Prize for the best interpretation of French composition at the International Piano Competition “Parnassos” in Mexico. Her solo recital in 2008 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio, in Internet, and on the TV-Station “Channel 25“; Anastasia was invited to play there again in 2011. Her career continues with numerous appearances as a soloist both in concertos with orchestra, in solo recitals, and in chamber music concerts in Ukraine, Germany, Macedonia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Russia, USA, and Japan. Anastasia’s recent engagements included a performance at the Bolshoi Hall of Moscow Conservatory as well as solo appearances with orchestras in the United States and Germany featuring concerti by Prokofieff, Mozart, Grieg, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky. In 2014 her new CD "Music of Russian-Jewish composers for oboe and piano" was released. Currently, Anastasia is working on her two new solo CD's for Centaur Records. In 2013, Anastasia was granted the Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts permanent US residence, as one of a small percentage of those who have risen to the top in their field of endeavor. Anastasia served as an Adjunct Faculty in Piano and Chamber Music at the Hartt School, and is currently on faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston. I offer scholarships for advanced level students upon request. *** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha Grand Piano. Piano books and theory material available if needed *** Travel Equipment *** Travel myself by car *** Specialties *** Traditional piano method. Classical music.

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Excellent teacher! My 9 years old daughter liked her immediately!

Posted Nov 14, 2018
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Excellent

Posted Oct 13, 2016
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As an adult beginner, I chose Anastasia for more personalized instruction, especially in technique, after learning the basics through community center group lessons. I have not continued only because another equally well-qualified instructor who lives close by, within walking distance, has become available. I am very pleased with the lessons and pointers that I have received. Anastasia is professional, encouraging, and friendly. An especially helpful part of her instruction is the set of comments and suggestions that she writes down to guide practice between lessons. If the neighbor instructor does not work out, I’ll be back.

Posted Jul 23, 2016
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Experience
piano teacher
Sep 1998 - Present
Private Studio and at Universities
Over 15 years experience in teaching piano, chamber music, theory and history of music
Education
Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2008 - May 2014
The Hartt School
Master of Music
Sep 2007 - May 2008
The Hartt School
Meisterklasse
Mar 2004 - Jul 2007
Hochschule fuer Musik Wuerzburg
Diplom Musikerin
Oct 2000 - Feb 2004
Hochschule für Musik Würzburg
Languages
German
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Ukrainian
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Awards
Special Prize
Oct 2010
Parnassos International Piano Competition, Monterrey, Mexico
First Prize
Aug 2006
Puigcerda International Piano Competition, Spain
First Prize and the Special Prize
Oct 2003
International Piano Competition in Rome, Italy
Affiliations
Music Teachers National Association
Jul 2013
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