Anna Tsybuleva




Anna Tsybuleva tours the Far East

Anna Tsybuleva tours the Far East

Anna Tsybuleva will make her debut with the Asian Youth Orchestra during a month long tour of the Far East performing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the orchestra’s Artistic Director Richard Pontzious  The tour will start on 3 August in Hong Kong followed by China (Xian, Zhongshan and Beijing), Philippines (Manilla), Taiwan (Chiayi ...

Anna Tsybuleva debuts with Yuri Temirkanov

Anna Tsybuleva debuts with Yuri Temirkanov

Russian pianist Anna Tsybuleva debuts with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra on 26 April She will be guided by esteemed conductor Maestro Yuri Temirkanov in the orchestra’s home-town at the historic Sheldonian Theatre During the evening filled with a mixed programme, Tsybuleva will perform Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini For further information and tickets ...


Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition (2015) – and holding top prizes from the International Gilels Piano Competition (2012), and Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2012) – Anna Tsybuleva is fast emerging as one of the finest pianists of her generation.

Born in 1990 in provincial Russia, Tsybuleva took her first piano lessons with her mother.  She continued her studies at the Central Music School of Moscow followed by the Moscow State Conservatoire, where she was a student of Lyudmila Roschina.  After graduating in 2014 with the award for Best Student, she trained for two years at the Basel Music Academy with Claudio Martínez Mehner.  Tsybuleva now combines her international career with post-graduate studies at the Moscow State Conservatoire.

As concerto soloist, Tsybuleva has performed with such orchestras as Basel Symphony, the Hallé, Mariinsky Theatre, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.  Her conductor collaborations to date include Sir Mark Elder, Michał Nesterowicz, and Yuri Temirkanov, amongst others.  In recital, she has appeared at such venues as the Hong Kong Concert Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Tonhalle Zürich, and the Wigmore Hall.

Tsybuleva’s debut UK festival performance took place in 2016, when she was asked by Artistic Director Paul Lewis to play in his stead at the Chipping Camden International Music Festival; her rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 was described by Lewis as “a near-perfect balance of strutting exuberance and quiet poetry”.

Upcoming highlights of the 2017/2018 season include the Hallé/Sir Mark Elder (Ravel Concerto in G major), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Joshua Weilerstein (Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor), Oxford Philharmonic/Yuri Temirkanov (Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini), and an extensive summer tour with the Asian Youth Orchestra under James Judd.

In 2016, Tsybuleva appeared on the annual live recording of the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, performing works by Brahms and Reger.  Her debut solo recording, Fantasien (Champs Hill, 2017) – a recital disc comprising piano fantasies by C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms – garnered universal praise for its imaginative and carefully crafted programme, “abetted by Anna Tsybuleva’s superb pianism and intelligent musicianship” (Gramophone Magazine).


Clearly a sensitive soul…she knows how to float long, lyrical lines with a cushioned singing tone, and how to blend rippling passagework with the orchestra…a fine artist in the making.
- The Telegraph
A pianist of rare gifts… Not since Murray Perahia’s triumph in 1972 has Leeds had a winner of this musical poise and calibre.
- International Piano Magazine
The playing of this magnetic young Russian artist is thoughtful, elegant, yet exciting… I have admired Richter’s take, but this new recording is even more satisfying for its broader approach.
- Fanfare Magazine
Superb pianisim and intelligent musicianship.
- Gramophone Magazine
A born performer, thoroughly enjoying every minute… Executed with energetic elan, bravura, and heart-on-sleeve communication.
- International Pianist Magazine
A revelation of mature musicianship, combined with an extraordinary communicative skill rare in a young musician, conjuring up a sound world of endless colour…
- Peter Donohoe, pianist
We are looking at a real champion here, destined to become a world piano star.
- APE Musicale, Italy


Released June 2017 on Champs Hill

Following her 1st prize win at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, Russian-born Anna Tsybuleva releases her debut solo recording with Champs Hill Records as part of her prize. The disc, entitled Fantasien, showcases four fantasy-themed works by CPE Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms.

Brahms, Reger & Busoni