ANNA GORYACHEVA

BIOGRAPHY

 

Anna Goryacheva is established as a charismatic soloist, praised for performances of deep musical expression, artistry, sparkling technique, and emotional power of her playing. She was celebrated by Flaunt magazine for her "Charming velvety-beautiful sound and engaging interpretations, as she captivates the audience and takes the listeners to a whole new world." LA Weekly magazine described her as an "acclaimed soloist of exceptional talent."

 

Having performed across the globe, she has added to the beauty of stages of the most distinguished concert halls in Russia, the United States, and Europe. Her solo and orchestra performances were broadcast on the radio and television in multiple countries, including Hungary, Lithuania, and Sweden.

 

One of classical music’s creative minds Anna's latest project is the solo recordings featuring the music of Philip Glass and the forthcoming debut album SUMMER NIGHTS which is built around the works of Chopin, Satie, Debussy, Liszt, and Glass.

At the age of seven, Anna began her professional music studies at the Kaliningrad Special Music School for gifted children affiliated with the Kaliningrad State Music College. Her first breakthrough outside of Russia was when she turns 9 as she made her orchestral debut in Hungary, and the following year she performed her first philharmonic recital with Kaliningrad State Symphony Orchestra, playing Mozart's Concerto No.23. The same year she appeared as a soloist with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavel Berman on the orchestra's tour in Eastern Europe, which was internationally broadcast.

 

Born in the former Soviet Union, Anna is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions and awards. She received multiple grants from major music foundations, including the "New Names" foundation for her outstanding abilities and concert activity and the "Young Talents of Russia" foundation for her exceptional contribution to Culture and Arts.

In 2011 Anna graduated from Gnessin Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia, where she studied with Prof. Denis Burstein (piano department of Vladimir Tropp). The same year  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 renowned pianist Daniel Pollack. In 2016  she earned her Master's Degree with high distinction at the Thornton School, where she also held a position of a Staff Pianist. Additionally, Anna supplemented her studies with leading performers and mentors including Lev Natochenny, Vladimir Krainev, Dmitry Bashkirov, Mikhail Voskresensky, Santiago Rodrigues, to name a few.​

With her talent not limited to being a high-level performing artist, Anna Goryacheva also expresses her creativity as an entrepreneur and piano pedagogue, running the Elite Piano Institute - the Piano school famous for teaching young talented pianists and coaching piano teachers in the US and abroad. Elite Piano offers a vast range of instruction, including the highest level of piano lessons, coaching music teachers, producing international piano festivals and competitions, and organizing musical events, recitals, master classes, and music workshops. Within four years, under the leadership of Goryacheva, the Elite Piano Institute has partnered with the leading music festivals and competitions around the globe, creating unique performance opportunities for young pianists and helping their talent to get discovered. 

 

Recently, Anna has been featured in numerous media outlets for her expertise as a piano coach, including Brainz Magazine’s global list of 500 entrepreneurs, influential leaders, educators, and business owners. 

In addition to her entrepreneurial career, Anna is in high demand as an international piano pedagogue and music coach; she frequently gives masterclasses and serves as a competition adjudicator. Her recent activity includes an appearance in such projects as the 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 a jury member.

Anna resides in Redondo Beach, California, and is fluent in English and Russian.