October 9, 2020
Anna Bulkina, piano
“…mature, compelling performances of the Schumann and Beethoven concertos.” - Leonard Eureka, Fort Worth Weekly, July 3, 2011
“Hardly anybody has ever affected, touched and transformed the audience in so many different ways and on so many levels.” - Schwäbisches Tagblatt, July 10, 2012
“Anna Bulkina is an assertive artiste of substance, combining humanity with intensity, with an absorbing stage presence borne of a set of illuminating personal facets and convictions.” - The Worthing Herald, March 15, 2016
Anna Bulkina is a young Russian pianist who is appreciated both by the public and by critics. At the age of twelve she won the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, Poland, after which she presented recitals around the country. She has also earned prizes in the China International Piano Competition (Xiamen), the Concours International de Piano Virtuoses du Futur in Switzerland, and the Busoni International Piano Competition. It was her triumph at the Busoni that garnered her international recognition as a concert pianist of significant stature.
In the United States, her accolades have included being named the grand national winner of the 2009 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition for which she received a Steinway grand piano, first prize in the 2009 Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport, LA, and first prize in the 50th annual Sorantin International Competition for Piano in San Angelo, TX.
As a top prizewinner of the Busoni Competition, Anna was given the opportunity to play in a series of master classes given by Alfred Brendel at the Ruhr Klavier Festival in Germany, the Bolzano International Festival in Italy, and in the newly built Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland. She also performed solo recitals in all three countries.
Anna has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, China National Symphony Orchestra, and Wuhan Symphony Orchestra among others.
In addition to solo performances and collaboration with various symphony orchestras, she is an avid chamber musician. Her partners have included the Saõ Paulo String Quartet (Saõ Paulo, Brazil), Orion String Quartet (Salzburg, Austria), and West Edge String Quartet (Shreveport, LA).
Anna has been privileged to work with Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Paul Badura-Skoda and to participate in the Ruhr Klavier Festival, Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Festival, Piano Texas Academy Festival, and Musica Nova Festival.
She graduated from the Sergei Rachmaninoff Conservatory under professor Rimma Skorokhodova in 2008. As the recipient of the Lili Kraus Scholarship she then continued her studies at Texas Christian University with Dr. Tamás Ungar. She received her master’s degree at TCU in 2013 and is currently a DMA candidate at the University of North Texas College of Music under the guidance of Dr. Pamela Mia Paul. Additionally she has studied with Boris Petrushansky at the acclaimed Imola Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Italy.