Lives in Verona, Italy
A unique figure on the international scene both as soloist and chamber musician, the violist Anna Serova has several compositions dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, by writing for her they have created a new genre in composition uniting the form of the concert piece with the action of an opera.
The Italian composer Azio Corghi, struck by Serova’s extraordinary musical personality, wrote for her the dramatic Cantata “Fero dolore”, in a version with solo viola, a mezzo soprano and the string orchestra. This striking and deep transfiguration of two Madrigales by Monteverdi, was performed for the first time by Miss Serova in 2006, at the Ponchielli Theatre in Cremona, under the direction of Filippo Faes, and was broadcast on the “SKY CLASSICA” satellite channel.
There are some World Premiere Performances, such as “Tang-Jok(Her)”, “Giocasta” and “Fero dolore” by Azio Corghi ,“The Poem of Dawn” by the Israeli composer Boris Pigovat and more.
She has also performed the “Viola Tango Rock Concert” by the composer Benjamin Yusupov in Serbian, Mexican, Israeli and Russian premiere, the “Styx” by Giya Kancheli in Italian premiere, Walton Viola Concerto in Brasilian premiere.
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, Filippo Faes, Toby Hoffman, Rainer Honeck, Remus Azoitei….
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, Belgrade Philharmonic, Orchestra da Camera del Teatro Amazonas, Amazonas Philharmonica, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Orchestra dell'Arena di Verona, Croation Radio Television Orchestra etc...
Her CDs released by DECCA, NAXOS, BRILLIANT CLASSICS, VELUT LUNA, and RED DRESS have been praised by critics and earned awards and recognitions, such as “5 stars award” by “Musica” Magazine, ICMA Nominee, and Pizzicato Supersonic Award.
Anna Serova is happy to offer her art for charity: she has recorded two CDs dedicated to the project “End Polio Now” by Rotary International playing the precious Amati Viola 1615 “La Stauffer” owned by Fondazione Stauffer.
In June 2006 the Administration of the City of Krasnoyarsk conferred on Anna Serova the title of Attaché 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 masterclasses.
Conservatory of St Petersburg
Studied with Vladimir Stopicev
Acacdemy of Chigiana in Sienn
Studied with Juri Bashmet
Acacdemy of Cremona
Studied with Bruno Giuranna
5 stars award, Musica magazine