Ukrainian-American pianist Anna Dmytrenko has dedicated her life to music from a young age, starting piano lessons at age four. Described as “a fine combination of keyboard mastery and elegant refinement,” she has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center of Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, Temple Emanu-El, Auditorium Gaber, Paris Philharmonie, Salle Cortot, Popejoy Hall, and Teatro Sociale di Como, among others.
Anna Dmytrenko has won prizes in many international piano competitions including the Concorso Internazionale Pianoforte e Orchestra Citta di Cantu (First Prize), Manhattan International Music Competition (First Prize), The American Prize in Piano Performance (First Prize), Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Competition (First Prize), Viardo International Piano Competition (First Prize), Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition (First Prize), Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition (Third Prize), and the New York International Piano Competition (Third Prize), where her performances were broadcast on the Young Artists Showcase on WQXR Radio. In 2016, at the first Olga Kern International Piano Competition, Dmytrenko received three awards: Second Prize, the Audience Choice Award, and Best Contemporary Piece Prize, where she performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New Mexico Philharmonic under the baton of Vladimir Kern.
Orchestral performances in recent years include collaborations with the Orquestra Simfonica del Valles, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, New Mexico Philharmonic, Bacau Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (conducted from the keyboard), and with conductors Ovidiu Balan, Daniel Boico, Ruben Gimeno Martinez, Roger Melone, and Roberto Minczuk. Ms. Dmytrenko has recorded her debut album in 2018, entitled Anna Dmytrenko: Live in Recital, performing works by Medtner, Rachmaninoff, and Barber.
An active chamber musician, Ms. Dmytrenko was selected to participate in the Swiss Verbier Festival Academy in 2016. While studying in London for her Bachelor’s degree, Dmytrenko enjoyed performing both solo and chamber music in venues such as St. Paul’s Bedford, Windsor Parish Church, St. Mary’s Perivale, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall, and Regent Hall, among others.
Anna Dmytrenko began her musical studies at the Mariupol School of Music in Ukraine. Following her relocation to the United States in 1998, she furthered her musical education at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division with Oxana Yablonskaya. She received her Bachelor’s degree with Regents Award from the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Christopher Elton. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany, where she studied with Pascal Devoyon for two Master’s degree programs in solo and chamber music performance at the University of the Arts.