Russian born and New York-based pianist Anna Keiserman is known for her creative programming, expressive freedom, and singular vision. With her debut album, Russian Mosaic, recently released on the Sheva Collection label, Anna offers rarely heard gems by Rachmaninoff, Shchedrin, Smirnov, and Medtner.
With a focus on actively engaging audiences, Anna created several custom programs for the Salmagundi Art Club. With her “American Music 1917-18,” “Sounding Palettes,” and “New York Lights,” Anna invited audiences to explore surprising repertoire in a variety of cultural contexts. Other performance credits include Le Poisson Rouge, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and performing for the Fête de La Musique at the invitation of the French-American Piano Society.
As a soloist Anna has performed concerti by Rachmaninoff, Haydn, Beethoven, Arensky with the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra, and also toured through Italy and Russia. Among Ms. Keiserman’s awards are top prizes in two International Piano Competitions in Russia: one based in Volgograd, the other in Saratov. In 2017 Anna received the “Culture and Art” award from the New Russia Cultural Center (Rensselaer, NY) for her dedication to promoting arts and culture in the community.
Anna Keiserman has served as faculty at the NYU Steinhardt School of the Arts, at the Rutgers University Extension Division, and at William Patterson University. Having earned degrees from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow and the University of Minnesota, Dr. Keiserman recently completed her Doctorate in Piano Performance from Rutgers University.