Severin’s Choice: Anna Dmytrenko


Anna Dmytrenko. Photo by Aiga Ozolina

Born in Ukraine in 1992, pianist Anna Dmytrenko has dedicated her life to music from a young age. As a concert pianist, Anna has performed at such renowned venues as the Kimmel Center of Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Paris Philharmonie, and Salle Cortot.

Anna won prizes in many international piano competitions – amongst them were 2nd prize, along with the Audience Prize and the Best Contemporary Piece Prize at the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition, where she performed the Prokofiev 2nd Piano Concerto in the final round with the New Mexico Philharmonic under Vladimir Kern. Most recently, Anna received the 1st prize at the Cantu International Piano Competition in Italy. Previous awards include 1st places at the Manhattan International Piano Competition, Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Competition, Viardo International Piano Competition, American Prize, and Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. Anna was also awarded the 3rd prize at the New York International Piano Competition, and was thus featured on the McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase on WQXR radio and performed many concerts for the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in venues such as the Salmagundi Club and Temple Emanu-El in New York.

Anna Dmytrenko. Photo by Aiga Ozolina

Recent concerto performances include Beethoven Concerto No. 3, which Anna conducted from the keyboard, in the Paris Philharmonie with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, and Mozart Concerto No. 21 with the New Mexico Philharmonic and conductor Roger Melone.
While studying in England for her Bachelor’s degree, she enjoyed performing both solo and chamber music around the UK in places such as St. Paul’s Bedford, Windsor Parish Church, St. Mary’s Perivale, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall, and Regent Hall, amongst others.
Anna began her studies at the Mariupol School of Music in Ukraine. Following her relocation to the United States, she furthered her musical education at the Delaware Music School as a pupil of David Brown and Jeanne Pascal. In 2004, Anna was admitted to the Juilliard School Pre-College Division to study under scholarship with Oxana Yablonskaya. Most recently, she has completed her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and received a Bachelor’s degree, under the tuition of Christopher Elton. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany, where she is working on a Master’s Degree at the University of the Arts with Pascal Devoyon.

Her mother, Olga Dmytrenko, is a well-known Urkainian born American visual artist, one of the founders of the 3rd Paradigm International Art Group.

Anna Dmytrenko. Photo by Aiga Ozolina

Anna Dmytrenko’s website is: http://www.annadmytrenko.com

Link to her performance in Paris Phil with the chamber orchestra of Paris:

Link to Wagner-Liszt, Isolde’s Liebestod:

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About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin (constantinseverin.ro) is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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