The pianist Anna Ushakova is known in Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands no less than in her native Kaliningrad. The best performer in the nominations of solo piano and jazz piano according of the Moscow international competition “Fermata” (2015), a participant of the concert program of the Olympics in Sochi, festivals “Russian music in the Baltic”, “Amber necklace”, “Devotion to Bach” and "Internationaal orgelfestival Roermond ", she spends most of the time at gigs and on European tours. She is very welcomed to the halls of the Moscow International House of Music, the Congress Hall of Vilnius, the Gdańsk Philharmonic, and the Kaliningrad Cathedral. Anna has been a soloist in the Kaliningrad Philharmonic for several years. The pianist's wide musical horizons turn her programs into a vibrant mix which includes everything from Bach to jazz, Latin American dances and flamenco.
Anna performs with outstanding artists from all over the world: Hiroko Inoue (Japan), Vladislav Lavrik (Russia), Enrico Sartori (Italy), Marina de Flamenco and Ivan Palmero (Spain), as well as participants of “XXI Century tenors” art project. Recognized masters speak of her with warmth and respect. “Anna is a very talented and bright musician, who is comfortable to play music on the same stage with! The combination of delicate expressiveness and impressive possession of the piano makes Anna a great soloist with her unique personality”, - says the trumpeter and conductor Vladislav Lavrik.
“I observe Anna's work with great interest. A pianist, who has conquered many scenes with her personality and her concert performances, she is always in creative pursuit. Her manner is distinguished by a delicate feeling, the scale of the image presentation and dedication on the stage. Our joint program with Anna is very popular not only in Russia, but also abroad ", - the Japanese organist Hiroko Inoue characterizes Anna Ushakova.
The future pianist started her career at the age of six. Anna won the first musical contest - “Young Talents of Russia” - when she was nine. The jury members who judged different competitions inevitably noted the same quality of the young pianist - an outstanding artistry.
Anna Ushakova continued her education at the piano department of the Kaliningrad Regional College of Music. During her studies, she toured Hungary and Lithuania, performed with the Kaliningrad symphony and chamber orchestras. Then Anna entered the piano faculty of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov, where she completed postgraduate study as well.
Magnificent programs, delicate expressiveness and vivid artistry, incredible sensuality and passion - all this irrevocably conquers the most sophisticated listeners and spectators around the world.