Juilliard School / Royal Academy of Music / Universität der Künste (Berlin)
Ukrainian-American pianist Anna Dmytrenko has dedicated her life to music from a young age, starting piano lessons at age 4. 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) for performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra Bacău, Conductor: Ovidiu Balan), 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) for her performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 (Orquestra Simfonica del Valles, Conductor: Ruben Gimeno Martinez), 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.
Recent performances with orchestras include the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 which Dmytrenko conducted from the keyboard, the New Mexico Philharmonic performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with Roger Melone conducting, and the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with Daniel Boico conducting.
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.
Ms. Dmytrenko has recently recorded her debut album, entitled “Anna Dmytrenko: Live in Recital”, performing works by Medtner, Rachmaninoff and Barber.
An advocate for cancer research, Dmytrenko works to bring awareness to clinical studies of promising new treatments.
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 obtained two Master’s Degrees (in Solo and in Chamber Music) at the University of the Arts with Pascal Devoyon. In addition to her piano studies, Anna also completed Harvard Business School's Credential of Readiness (CORe) online program with honors.