Anna Serova

A unique figure on the international scene both as solist and chamber musician, the violist Anna Serova has numerous works dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, writing for her they have created a new genre in composition uniting the the form of the concert piece with to the action of an opera.

The extraordinary drammatic cantata "Fero Dolore" and the operatic tragedy "Giocasta" by Azio Corghi are cases in point. In the latter playing and acting on the stage Anna Serova takes on the role of Destiny. (Both pieces were broadcast on the SKY Classica satellite channel.)

After studying with Vladimir Stopicev at the Conservatory of St Petersburg, with Bruno Giuranna at the Acacdemy of Cremona and with Juri Bashmet at the Acacdemy of Chigiana in Sienna, she began a brilliant career as a concert musician which saw her starring in some of the most important concert seasons and festivals in Italy and abroad.

The warm, shining beauty of her sound makes her very much in demand as a chamber musician and she has collaborated with artists like Ivry Gitils, Bruno Giuranna, Salvatore Accardo, Rocco Filippini and Filippo Faes and Toby Hoffman.

She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as
Moscow State Symphony, Siberian Symphony, Karelia Symphony, Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra, Arkhangelsk State Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico, Orchestra da Camera del Teatro Amazonas.

Together with Filippo Faes (in the role of pianist and conductor of the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra) Anna Serova has been the leading figure in two humanitarian projects, "Polio Plus" and "Aiutiamoli a vivere", strongly supported by the Rotary Club of Cremona. These wide-ranging and hoghly estemeed collaborations resulted in the recording of two new CDs (2002 and 2004). In the first, music from the twentieth century repetoire, she plays the viola Amati the famous " The Stauffer 1615" from the unmatched Cremonese collection, in the second, some of the most celebrated works from the 18th century repetoire.

Her latest CD "Schuman's Fairy Tales" was awarded 5 stars by the critics of "Musica" magazine who included it among the "Exceptional CDs of the month".

In June 2006 the Administration of the City of Krasnoyarsk conferred on Anna Serova the title of Attachè for Cultural and Trade Relations. Thanks to her tireless work, shortly afterwards a protocol promoting the organisation of cultural, commercial and administrative exchanges between the vast Central Siberian region and Italy, was signed by Cremona and Krasnoyarsk.

Anna Serova is Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Biella "L.Perosi" International Academy and also frequently holds viola and chamber music master classes.