Biography

Anna Nuzha is the Chairman of the UMA (Ukrainian Musicians Association), an Honoured Artist of Ukraine, the Cello Professor of the National Music Academy of Ukraine, the leader of the Chamber ensemble, "Kiev", and the Piano "ArtLine" trio. Anna started to play cello when she was seven years old. She had been invited to study the instrument at a special music school for gifted children. Being a student and a post-graduate student of the Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, she won some international and regional contests. Among them are following:

The National Contest of Student Quartettes, Moscow (1989); The International Lysenko Contest of violoncellists: I-st prize-winner, Ukraine (1992); Music World International Competition: I-st prize winner, nomination-duo instrumental, Fivizzano, Italy (2002); International festival in memory of Horowitz (I-st prize -winner, nomination-chamber ensembles, Kiev(1994). She is a finalist of the International Chamber Music Competition "Premio Vittorio Gui" (Italy, Firenze).

As a soloist, she has been invited to perform with the following orchestras: the Ukraine National Symphony orchestra, Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Chamber Orchestra, Zaporozhye Academic Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Camerata Chamber orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra of Donetsk, Lviv virtuosos Chamber orchestra, Crimean Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under conducting of: Pang Ka Pang, C. Grabovsky, G. Shew, P. Gasior, R. Kofman, V. Redya, I. Palkin, V. Matiuhin, N. Ponomarchuk.

Anna has served as a jurist for some of the International and local contests: 5-th Dotzauer competition for young cellists (Dresden, 2013), "New-Names" All-Ukrainian Competition (Kiev) and "Art of the 21-Century"being an International Competition (2001).

In 1995, she was invited to the Schleswig-Holstein International Festival (lessons from prof. B. Pergamenschikov).

From her early age she had a particular passion for the piano trio repertoire, and since March of 2008 until the present she has been a leader of "Art-Line trio". As a member of a trio she took part in the 46-th International Festival of Chamber music in Plovdiv (Bulgaria, 2010).

Since 1992 till the present, she has been a leader of the chamber ensemble "Kiev" (The National House of Organ and Chamber music of Ukraine). While playing in this ensemble, she studied at the International Mozart Academy (Krakow, Poland, 1994-1995) with R. Filippini, C. Poppen, Dario da Rosa, A. Lonquich, A. Satz, B. Pergamenschikov. As a member of this ensemble she had successful concerts tours in Italy, Germany, Japan, Belgium and Russia.

From 1997 till 2005, she was a soloist in the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine.

From 1999 till the present, she is a Professor of the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy.

Anna has more than thirty recordings aired on the Ukrainian National radio, including the records of the most popular works for cello and orchestra, such as: Concertos by I. Haydn (C and D-major), A. Dvorak, E. Lalo, symphony poems "Don Quixote" by R. Strauss, "Schelomo" by E. Bloch, "Col Nidrei" by M. Bruch, "Hungarian rhapsody" by D. Popper, etc.

While playing with different chamber groups, she has performed in various festivals, such as: "Musicades" International music festival-lessons from S. Nissel, B. Canino, M. Sirbu, R. Filippini (Lion, France,1999); "Prague-Vienna-Budapest" International Summer Academy of chamber music-lessons from L. Leonskaya, C.C. Shuster (Altenberg-trio), Mezo (Bartok-guartet)Austria,1999; "Orlando-Festival"-lessons from E. Carliss (Guilliard String Quartet), D. Shebalin (Borodin-Quartet), A. Mihaly (List Music Academy), Netherlands 1991