Dr. Anna Grudskaya is a classically-trained pianist and pedagogue. Winner of the Concerto/Aria Competition at Santa Clara University, the Van Waynen Piano Competition, and the 2017 Hartt Chamber Music Competition, Ms. Grudskaya has performed in concert halls in the United States and abroad. Festival appearances have included the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria; International Keyboard Institute and Festival; Aspen Music Festival; and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.
Ms. Grudskaya has earned degrees from The Hartt School (Doctor of Musical Arts with a minor in Music History), New York University (Advanced Certificate), Mannes College of Music (Master of Music), and Santa Clara University (Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science). Her major teachers have included Hans Boepple, Pavlina Dokovska, Vladimir Valjarevic, Eteri Andjaparidze, and David Westfall. She has also worked with distinguished artists, such as Menahem Pressler, Nelita True, Boris Berman, Ann Schein, Alan Chow, and Alessio Bax.
Having completed Suzuki Teacher Training (Books 1-7) at The School for Strings, her approach to teaching includes a unique blend of both traditional and Suzuki methods. Ms. Grudskaya has taught as adjunct piano faculty at New York University and instructed private, group, and classroom music lessons at Community School of Music and Art (Mountain View, CA), Piano School of NYC, and through her private piano studio since 2007. She currently serves as piano faculty at The Hartt School's Pre-College, adjunct professor of Piano Pedagogy at Hartt College, and summer faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is a member of the Steinway & Sons Educational Partnership.