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Anna Tsybuleva

Pianist

Recent & Upcoming Highlights

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
The Hallé Orchestra
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
KKL Luzerne
Mariinsky Orchestra
National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Orquesta de Extremadura
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Shanghai Oriental Arts Center
Sinfonieorchester Basel
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Wigmore Hall, London

Video

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The Brahms Project

Brahms Piano Concerto No.2, Mov IV (excerpt)

Claude Debussy “L’Isle joyeuse”

Schubert: Fantasie in C major, D760 – Wanderer Fantasy

Chopin Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1

Schumann Piano Concerto Mvt.I

Shostakovich: Preludes Op.34

Brahms: Piano Sonata No.2 in F-sharp Minor

Rameau: Le Rappel des oiseaux

Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin

Biography

Described by Gramophone Magazine as embodying “superb pianism and intelligent musicianship”, Anna Tsybuleva shot into the international spotlight in 2015 when she was crowned First Prize Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition.  She received wide critical acclaim for her winning performance, and was described as “A pianist of rare gifts: not since Murray Perahia’s triumph in 1972 has Leeds had a winner of this musical poise and calibre” (International Piano Magazine).

Now a regular performer in major cities worldwide, Tsybuleva’s early experiences were more modest.  Born in 1990, she was raised in Nizhny Arkhyz – a small village of approximately 500 inhabitants – in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic of Russia, where nature and the beauty of her surroundings proved a constant source of inspiration.  These beginnings have served to feed directly into the development of her unique performance style today, which is one of captivating intimacy: drawing the listener into a private sphere of music-making in even the largest of concert halls.Read More

Recent and forthcoming highlights include major international recital debuts at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam (2020) KKL Luzerne (2022), Paris’ Salle Cortot (2022), and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center (2022).  In concerto, the 2021/2022 season sees Tsybuleva make debuts with National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia/Vladimir Spivakov, Orquesta Extremdura/Andrés Salado, the Sichuan Orchestra of China/Darrell Ang, Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal/Risto Joost, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/John NelsonIn a major season highlight, Tsybuleva embarks on the debut recording of a newly commissioned piano concerto, at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop.

Tsybuleva is signed to record label Signum Classics, releasing her debut concerto recording on the label in 2021 to enormous critical acclaim (Brahms Piano Concerto No.2, with DSO Berlin/Ruth Reinhardt).  2022 sees the release of her second disc of this multi-disc record contract: a selection of solo piano works by Chopin.

In recital, Tsybuleva has appeared on some of the greatest international stages, including Palais des Beaux-Arts, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Tonhalle Zürich, and the Wigmore Hall.  As concerto soloist, recent highlights have included performances with the Mariinsky Theatre, Oxford Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Singapore Symphony, and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.  She enjoys working regularly with such esteemed conductors as Sir Mark Elder, Michał Nesterowicz, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Temirkanov, and Joshua Weilerstein, amongst others.  She is in high demand in Asia, where she recently undertook an extensive 14-concert tour as soloist with the Asian Youth Orchestra, covering China, Hong Kong, the Republic of the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan.

Tsybuleva took her first piano lessons with her mother at the age of 6, before attending the Shostakovich Music School in Volgodonsk aged 9.  From age 13, she continued her studies at the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, under internationally renowned pedagogue Professor Lyudmila Roschina.  During this time, Tsybuleva garnered her first major competition wins – including the Grand Prix of the International Gilels Piano Competition(2013), and top prizes from the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2012) and Takamatsu International Piano Competition (2014).

After graduating from the Moscow Conservatoire in 2014 with the coveted award for ‘Best Student’, Tsybuleva furthered her studies with Claudio Martínez-Mehner at the Hochschule für Musik Basel.  During these two years, she developed her growing passion for Romantic repertoire of the German School, and won the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015 with her captivating performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No.2, under the baton of Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra.  Tsybuleva has since combined her international performance career with a thirst for further knowledge, and has just completed post-graduate studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.

Tsybuleva’s debut recital recording (Fantasien, released on Champs Hill, 2017) comprised piano fantasies by C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.  It garnered universal praise in the media for its imaginative and carefully crafted programme, with reviews including: “The playing of this magnetic young Russian artist is thoughtful, elegant, and exciting… I have long admired Sviatoslav Richter’s take, but this new recording is even more satisfying for its broader approach” (Fanfare Magazine).

With her “energetic elan, bravura, and heart-on-sleeve communication” (International Piano Magazine), Anna Tsybuleva is fast emerging as one of the finest pianists of her generation, “destined to become a world piano star” (APE Musicale, Italy).

Anna Tsybuleva is proud to be a part of the Yamaha Artist family, and grateful to Yamaha for their kindness and support.

News

Reviews

“Tsybuleva’s playing exudes poise from the outset. She plays with real lightness and the resulting clarity is revelatory without being analytical in the Pollini sense. The result is positively illuminating, finding profound beauty and tenderness.”
International Piano Magazine

2021

“Tsybuleva reveals deep empathy for the hushed anguish cocooned in the heart of Brahms. Passionate, exquisite, hypnotic.”
BBC Music Magazine

2021

“Poetic lyricism, combining geniality with grace.”
Gramophone

2021

“Every magical note of Tsybuleva’s performance held the audience spellbound by her artistry.”

Sidmouth Herald

2018

“Clearly a sensitive soul…she knows how to float long, lyrical lines with a cushioned singing tone, and how to blend rippling passagework with the orchestra…a fine artist in the making.”

The Telegraph

“A pianist of rare gifts… Not since Murray Perahia’s triumph in 1972 has Leeds had a winner of this musical poise and calibre.”

International Piano Magazine

“The playing of this magnetic young Russian artist is thoughtful, elegant, yet exciting… I have admired Richter’s take, but this new recording is even more satisfying for its broader approach.”

Fanfare Magazine

“Superb pianisim and intelligent musicianship.”

Gramophone Magazine

“A born performer, thoroughly enjoying every minute… Executed with energetic elan, bravura, and heart-on-sleeve communication.”

International Piano Magazine

“A revelation of mature musicianship, combined with an extraordinary communicative skill rare in a young musician, conjuring up a sound world of endless colour…”

Peter Donohoe

Pianist

“We are looking at a real champion here, destined to become a world piano star.”

APE Musicale

Discography

Brahms

​Signum Records presents an exciting new collaboration and debut recording with Leeds International Piano Competition Winner (2015), Anna Tsybuleva, of music by Johannes Brahms together with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Ruth Reinhardt.

Tsybuleva has been described by as embodying “superb pianism and intelligent musicianship” (Gramophone Magazine) and “A pianist of rare gifts: not since Murray Perahia’s triumph in 1972 has Leeds had a winner of this musical poise and calibre”(International Piano Magazine).

Performance highlights have included performances with the Basel Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Alongside this, Tsybuleva has given recitals at such prestigious venues as Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Tonhalle Zürich, and the Wigmore Hall, London.

Fantasien

Following her 1st prize win at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, Russian-born Anna Tsybuleva releases her debut solo recording with Champs Hill Records as part of her prize. The disc, entitled Fantasien, showcases four fantasy-themed works by CPE Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms.

Brahms, Reger & Busoni

Live Recordings from the 2016 Ruhr Piano Festival.