T A N Y A
A N I S I M O V A
The Moscow Concervatory graduate has come back to her Alma Mater to perform a concert after twelve years of living and studying in the U.S. This recording has captured an exceptionally moving and electrifying athmosphere of the event.
Tanya Anisimova has been an innovator in the world of classical and contemporary music for the past several years. Through her compositions, improvisations, as well as her masterful transcriptions, she is reaching a growing audience. Tanya received rave reviews at every venue she has played, being named "a true master", "a versatile artist", with a presence on stage that is "beguiling, enticing, enthralling", and having "spiritual authority". Tanya's original compositions were recently described by Joseph McLellan of the Washington Post as "melodious", "mystical", and "deeply emotional".
Considered by many colleagues an exceptional interpreter of works by J.S. Bach, Ms.Anisimova had demonstrated her mastery in transcribing for cello and recording Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin. The distinguished cellist Janos Starker wrote to her: "Listening to your Partitas, many thoughts came to me; like when an Everest climber was asked why he does it and he answered, because it was there... Your recordings display high class cello playing, and strong inventive musical mind."
Heather Kurzbauer, the Corresponding Editor of the Strad Magazine thus described Tanya's newest Bach recording, The Six Cello Suites: "What a tour de force --- I had tears in my eyes!"
In 2004 Ms. Anisimova taught the Bach-course and performed a solo recital at the Escuela Nacional de Musica in Mexico City. In February of 2005 Tanya returned to Mexico with concerts, lectures and master-classes. Upon hearing Tanya's new piece titled "Mexico-Moscow" during her concert at El Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, critic Rogelio Macias Sanchez wrote: "this is an extraordinary piece, richly melodic, with brilliant and complex harmonic texture, with stimulating rhythms and high virtuosic demands that Tanya Anisimova knew who she was entrusting to--herself. The final result was indescribably beautiful..."
In October, 2005 Ms. Anisimova will give the first performance of her own Quintet for Cello and String Quartet with members of the Saint Petersburg Quartet. In May, 2006 she will play Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. In June, 2006 Tanya's Quintet is scheduled to be performed at the Moscow Conservatory by the members of the Prokofiev Quartet.
Tanya and her husband, renowned artist Alexander Anufriev, as well as their two dachshunds Hassan and Muza reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia.