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Thursday, February 28, 2013

EVENT: Anna Bulkina, guest artist piano recital @ WSU Depapartment of Performing Arts & the WSU Treblemakers (Garrison Choral Room BC136: March 28)

Guest Artist: Free Piano Performance
WHO: WSU Depapartment of Performing Arts & the WSU Treblemakers
WHAT: Anna Bulkina, guest artist piano recital
WHEN: Thursday, 28 March • 7:30 PM
WHERE: Garrison Choral R oom (BC136)
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents Anna Bulkina in a guest artist piano recital, Thursday, March 28, 7:30 pm, in the Garrison Choral Room (BC136), Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. This performance is free and open to the public. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Donations to the WSU Piano Program would be welcome.
For more information contact Ralph vanderBeek, 626-6825 or ralphvanderbeek@weber.edu
In September 2011, Russian pianist Anna Bulkina garnered international recognition by winning the Second Prize in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. Just one month prior to the “Busoni”, she won First Prize in the Concours International de Piano “Virtuoses du futur”, Crans Montana, Switzerland. In 2010, she was awarded the Second Prize in both the China International Piano Competition as well as the 26th International Piano Competition “Valsesia Musica”, Italy.
Anna Bulkina’s previous triumphs have included the Grand National Winner of the 2009 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, U.S.A. First Prize in the 2009 Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana, and First Prize in the 50th Annual Sorantin International Competition in Texas.
Following her success in the China Competition, Anna performed at the National Center of the Performing Arts in Beijing. In the same year, she appeared with the Fort Worth Symphony, San Angelo Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony, and the South Arkansas Symphony. Her recitals performances included the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, and the Phillips Collection Sunday Concert Series in Washington, D.C. In June 2011, Anna returned to China to appear with the Wuhan Symphony performing the Mozart Concerto No.24. Within the same week she performed Beethoven Concerto No.3 with the Fort Worth Symphony under the baton of Leon Fleisher.
Her engagement for the season 2011-2012 will include recitals in San Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and in Zurich, Switzerland, appearance at the Ruhr Klavier Festival in Essen and Busoni Klavier Festival in Bolzano. In addition, she will give a debut recital at the Concert Series at Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany and at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. Anna has also been invited to perform at the Schloss Elmau Concert Series as well as at the Schloss Belveder in Weimar.
Anna Bulkina graduated from the Sergei Rachmaninoff Conservatory under Professor Rimma Skorokhodova. Her first success was winning the Chopin International Piano Competition for Young Pianist in Szafarnia, Poland, at the age of 12. Thereafter, she presented recitals around the country. In 2008, she came to the United States to continue her study at the Texas Christian University on the Lili Kraus

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