Biography

tanyaTanya Anisimova is a Renaissance woman.

All-in-one: a cello virtuoso, an award-winning composer, a master improvisor, and a painter.

The Washington Post has described Anisimova as a “thoughtful and powerful” artist, providing “exceptional music-making” and possessing “spiritual authority”, as well as a composer of “deeply emotional” and “subtly mystical” music.

Cellist: labeled as a Bach specialist and an unorthodox interpreter of standard repertoire, Anisimova is the only cellist who has recorded the complete Six Violin Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach on the cello.

"Your recordings display high-class cello playing, a strong, inventive musical mind, and, thank God, Bach provides heavenly material ..." Janos Starker, 2001

Anisimova is known for her emotionally empowered, moving performances, as well as for her engaging discussions about the pieces she performs. Her recitals are often followed by a standing ovation and are frequently sold out.

Improvisor: Anisimova is a recognized master of improvisation, both on the piano and on the cello, sometimes vocalizing during her improvisation. Critic Rogelio Macias Sanchez of Cambio de Michoacan called Tanya’s improvisation “one of the most remarkable musical moments I remember."

New Music Advocate: Anisimova has given world premiere performances of numerous compositions by living composers, many of which were written with her playing in mind. Among the composers she has collaborated with are Pulitzer Prize winner David Del Tredici, former Dean of Yale School Of Music Ezra Laderman, and Wammie Award recipient Jessica Krash. The latest premiere is the cello and voice piece by Ovidiu Marinescu, which was recorded by Anisimova in June 2022.

Composer: Anisimova is an award-winning composer. Her “Caravan” was selected as the Favorite Composition in Glasgow, at the World Saxophone Congress. Her works have been described by The Washington Post as “melodious, mystical, and deeply emotional.”

Mentor: Anisimova’s teaching method is about an individual approach to every student. Her pupils are often listed among the winners of competitions and are praised for their well-rounded understanding of the music they play, as well as for an easy mastery of their instrument.

Artist: Tanya is currently preparing for an exhibition of her works at “The Framer’s Choice” Gallery in Kentlands, MD. Anisimova’s paintings are in private collections in New York, Virginia, Maryland and Russia. 

Timeline

2020-22

Performed thematic live-streamed concerts for The Arts on The Green, The Blue House Productions, The Barns of Rosehill:

  • “Music Of the Romani Diaspora”
  • “Bach & Beyond”
  • “Beethoven - Cassandra of Classical Music”
  • “Chopin & The Russians”
  • “Viva Spain”

Performed thematic live-streamed concerts for The Arts on The Green, The Blue House Productions, The Barns of Rosehill:

  • “Music Of the Romani Diaspora”
  • “Bach & Beyond”
  • “Beethoven - Cassandra of Classical Music”
  • “Chopin & The Russians”
  • “Viva Spain”
2021

Commissioned and premiered (recording) “THE FIVE STEPS BETWEEN MY TEARS AND THE OCEAN” for cello and voice by Ovidiu Marinescu

Commissioned and premiered (recording) “THE FIVE STEPS BETWEEN MY TEARS AND THE OCEAN” for cello and voice by Ovidiu Marinescu

2020

Premiered original “CAROL” Suite for solo cello (February)

Premiered original “CAROL” Suite for solo cello (February)

2018
  • Soloist with Alexandria Symphony orchestra in the world premiere of Jessica Krash cello concerto
  • Toured United Kingdom, concerts in Aysgarth, Durham, London
  • European premieres of the original Sufi Suite, and Farela for Cello and Piano
  • Soloist with Alexandria Symphony orchestra in the world premiere of Jessica Krash cello concerto
  • Toured United Kingdom, concerts in Aysgarth, Durham, London
  • European premieres of the original Sufi Suite, and Farela for Cello and Piano
2017
  • Sponsored and organized the US tour of Prof. Igor Gavrysh
  • Performed, as pianist, in Brahms E minor Sonata and Beethoven No. 4 cello sonatas with cellist Prof. Gavrysh at Sundays Live at Blue House Productions
  • Gave world premiere of  original cello nonet “Teacher” in Sala Revueltas, Mexico
  • Joined guest faculty at Loyola University Summer Seminar
  • US premiere of “Teacher”
  • Sponsored and organized the US tour of Prof. Igor Gavrysh
  • Performed, as pianist, in Brahms E minor Sonata and Beethoven No. 4 cello sonatas with cellist Prof. Gavrysh at Sundays Live at Blue House Productions
  • Gave world premiere of  original cello nonet “Teacher” in Sala Revueltas, Mexico
  • Joined guest faculty at Loyola University Summer Seminar
  • US premiere of “Teacher”
2015-16
  • Premiere of “Sinfonietta” for cello and guitar
  • Premiere of “Farela”, for cello and piano
  • Premiere of “Homage to Starker”, for solo cello,
  • Premiere of cello arrangement of “Leyenda” by Albeniz
  • U.S. premiere of Masatoshi Mitsumoto’s “Pierre et Luce”
  • Soloist with McLean Symphony in the Dvorak Cello Concerto Op.104.
  • Performing original Caravan For Two Cellos with Robert La Rue at Jewish History Museum in New York
  • Gave lecture/recital “Happy Birthday, Bach!” - Gaithersburg Public Library, Maryland
  • Premiere of “Sinfonietta” for cello and guitar
  • Premiere of “Farela”, for cello and piano
  • Premiere of “Homage to Starker”, for solo cello,
  • Premiere of cello arrangement of “Leyenda” by Albeniz
  • U.S. premiere of Masatoshi Mitsumoto’s “Pierre et Luce”
  • Soloist with McLean Symphony in the Dvorak Cello Concerto Op.104.
  • Performing original Caravan For Two Cellos with Robert La Rue at Jewish History Museum in New York
  • Gave lecture/recital “Happy Birthday, Bach!” - Gaithersburg Public Library, Maryland
2014
  • Soloist with Loyola University Symphony in the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1.
  • Soloist with Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach in The Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
  • Gave Masterclasses at Loyola University, New Orleans, Governor’s School, Va Beach.
  • Touring Connecticut, including appearances on The Red Door Series in Hartford and Stage8 TV. in New Haven
  • Guest speaker at George Washington University “The Music of the Soviet Union”
  • Soloist with Loyola University Symphony in the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1.
  • Soloist with Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach in The Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
  • Gave Masterclasses at Loyola University, New Orleans, Governor’s School, Va Beach.
  • Touring Connecticut, including appearances on The Red Door Series in Hartford and Stage8 TV. in New Haven
  • Guest speaker at George Washington University “The Music of the Soviet Union”
2012
  • Performed a recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall
  • Video Recordings:
    • J.S. Bach, Chaconne
    • Locatelli, Sonata For Cello and Piano
    • Marin Marais, La Folia
    • Franz Schubert, Arpeggione Sonata
    • Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello and Piano Sonata Opus 40
    • Tanya Anisimova, Icelandic Ballad For Cello and Piano
  • Soloist with The Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach in Bloch' Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody
  • Solo concert at St. John Church, Pensacola, Florida
  • art exhibit and solo cello recital at St. John Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA
  • Performed a recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall
  • Video Recordings:
    • J.S. Bach, Chaconne
    • Locatelli, Sonata For Cello and Piano
    • Marin Marais, La Folia
    • Franz Schubert, Arpeggione Sonata
    • Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello and Piano Sonata Opus 40
    • Tanya Anisimova, Icelandic Ballad For Cello and Piano
  • Soloist with The Symphonicity Orchestra of Virginia Beach in Bloch' Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody
  • Solo concert at St. John Church, Pensacola, Florida
  • art exhibit and solo cello recital at St. John Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, VA
2011
  • featured guest artist at Port Fairy International Spring Festival, Port Fairy, Australia
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., under auspices of “Women’s History Month.” The program included the world premiere of Anisimova’s own Leonardo for Saxophone, Piano, and Cello, and a set of solo cello improvisations based on the artworks by Alexander Anufriev
  • Performed a recital at The Oberlin College, Ohio
  • featured guest artist at Port Fairy International Spring Festival, Port Fairy, Australia
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., under auspices of “Women’s History Month.” The program included the world premiere of Anisimova’s own Leonardo for Saxophone, Piano, and Cello, and a set of solo cello improvisations based on the artworks by Alexander Anufriev
  • Performed a recital at The Oberlin College, Ohio
2010

Art exhibition and chamber performance, including premiere of original clarinet trio, Classical Chamber Series, Naples, FL

Art exhibition and chamber performance, including premiere of original clarinet trio, Classical Chamber Series, Naples, FL

2009-10
  • A featured artist at Wintergreen Festival, Virginia
  • Morelia International Festival, Mexico
  • Arts Naples, Naples, Florida
  • Performed a sold-out recital at The Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Russia, with the President of the Moscow Conservatory Tigran Alikhanov
  • Gave a Masterclass at Moscow Central Music School.
  • A featured artist at Wintergreen Festival, Virginia
  • Morelia International Festival, Mexico
  • Arts Naples, Naples, Florida
  • Performed a sold-out recital at The Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Russia, with the President of the Moscow Conservatory Tigran Alikhanov
  • Gave a Masterclass at Moscow Central Music School.