Describer by The Washington Post as a pianist who has, “….an intense keyboard approach” with “generating rumbly bass” and “prismatic treble melodies…”, Anna Nizhegorodtseva hails from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Her international career has taken her to concertize in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Ukraine and Russia, and she has performed in various venerable venues such as the Carnegie (Weill) Hall in New York, American Cathedral in Paris, France, Granados Auditorium in Lleida, Spain, Centro de las Artes in Monterrey ,Centro de las Artes in Queretaro, Mexico, MCL Grand Theaterin Lewisville, Texas, Teatro Communale in Corato, Italy, Anchorage Theater in Alaska, Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, Museum of Women in Arts in Washington DC, Anderson House in Washington DC, and Perkinson Recital Hall in Richmond, VA. Anna’s playing has received critical reviews in newspapers from United States and Latin America, e.g., The Washington Post “Bernstein’s solo piano works bask in the spotlight”, El Norte “Brilla con su piano” and Clase “ViajeMusical con Anna Nizhegorodtseva”.
Anna started her piano studies in Russia at Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory where she was granted the FederalScholarship for Young Gifted Pianist. In 2009 she moved toUnited States to continue her piano studies as a full scholarship recipient at Azusa Pacific University in California as well as TheCatholic University of America in Washington DC. Anna’s most influential teachers include Natalia Fish, Elena Alekseeva, RozaKostrzewska Yoder and Dr. Nikita Fitenko.
Ms. Nizhegorodtseva has garnered prizes in numerous international competitions for piano and chamber music. Among these are 1st Prize from the 17th EUTERPE International Music Competition in Italy, 1st Prize at the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Piano Competition in Texas, 2nd Prize at the Los Angeles International Bicentennial Liszt Competition, 1st Prize at the MTAC in Los Angeles, 2nd Prize at the Moscow Chamber Music Competition, and 1st Prize in the International Piano Competition in Kiev, Ukraine. She also has served as a jury member in several national and international piano competitions such as NVMTA, Piano achievement award competition, Planet of Art- Washington International Competition, and InternationalFestival and Competition “The Silk Road – The Sound of Piano, Strings and Voice” in Xian, China. In 2017 she was invited as guest pianist to present a concert and a master class at University of Richmond, VA.
Aside from her solo career, Anna is an active chamber music performer, and collaborates with many ensembles and chamber groups such as Vitali String Quartet, Con Brio String Quartet and Rodin Trio. She is a founding member of Omnia Piano Trio and the Ensemble Next Parallel, and she performs frequently in a duo with her husband Mexican-born violinist Enrique Reynosa. Because of her marriage. Anna feels strong ties to Latin American culture, often collaborating with composers from Latin American countries and including their music intoher repertoire.
Anna Nizhegorodtseva holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory, Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University and Doctorate ofMusical Arts from the Catholic University of America.
Anna teaches Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays