Anna Grudskaya was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to a family of musicians and artists and began piano studies at the age of four with her grandmother. After she and her family immigrated to the United States in 1991, she continued her studies with Rozina Tenenbaum.
Winner of the Concerto/Aria Competition at Santa Clara University and Van Waynen Piano Competition, Ms. Grudskaya has performed in concert halls in the United States and abroad. She has performed in festivals including the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy, New Orleans Piano Institute, NYU Summer Piano Intensive, and Adamant Music School, working with distinguished artists such as Menahem Pressler, Nelita True, Boris Berman, Ann Schein, Alan Chow, and Alessio Bax. She spent the fall of 2007 performing solo and chamber music in Vienna, Austria with Antoinette Van Zabner through the Institute of European Studies Program.
Anna Grudskaya earned her Bachelor Degrees in Music and Psychology from Santa Clara University in the studio of Hans Boepple and her Master of Music Degree from Mannes College of Music in the studio of Pavlina Dokovska. In 2014, she graduated with an Advanced Certificate in Music Education at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, working with Eteri Andjaparidze. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Hartt School under the tutelage of David Westfall.
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 is a member of the Steinway & Sons Educational Partnership.