Anna Sleptsova was born in the town of Kovel in Western Ukraine, then part of the former Soviet Union.
Before coming to Australia in 1995, she was teaching at the Kiev State Conservatorium where she had earlier gained her Master of Piano Performance and Teaching degree and forged her reputation as an outstanding classical piano player.
During her time in Ukraine, Anna participated in countless festivals and composers' conferences, and devoted almost ten years of her career to promote modern Ukrainian music.
She is now regarded as one of Australia's finest young concert piano players and is fast gaining a reputation as an accompanist of exceptional ability.
Anna has appeared on numerous occasions as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras and ensembles in Eastern Europe, Germany, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
On arrival in Sydney in 1995, she was immediately engaged in various capacities by the National Academy of Music, the Sydney Conservatorium, the Sydney Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and SBS Youth Orchestra.
In Australia, she has made a number of studio recordings and live performance broadcasts for ABC Classic FM, ABC TV, SBS Radio and 2MBS FM.
Anna's busy performance schedule has included:
Anna Sleptsova became an Australian citizen in 1999 and now lives in Perth, Western Australia, where she is much loved for her classical piano performances at the Terrace Proms, the Blackwood River Chamber Music Festival, Mozart at Twilight and other events.
She has collaborated with various distinguished classical musicians since arriving in Australia including Esther van Stralen, Barbara Jane Gilby, Jane Edwards, Sally Anne Russell, Michael Goldschlager, Simon Tedeschi, Roger Smalley, Joel Marangella, Rod McGrath, Allan Meyer, Paul Wright and Daniel Kossov.
In 2001, Anna was the only West Australian artist to receive a Churchill Fellowship.
She travelled to France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and the United States to discover the latest approaches in piano performance.
This four month marathon of professional development included Anna's participation in piano festivals in Paris (France), Oxford (UK) and Banff (Canada).
Anna is very much in demand as a piano teacher and has recently visited Victoria University in New Zealand and Ehime University in Japan where she gave a classical piano music recital and conducted Master classes.
In April, 2002, Anna released her first CD highlighting classical musicians.
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