Tanya Anisimova


Tanya Anisimova (born February 15, 1966) is a Russian cellist.

Tanya Anisimova was born in the Chechen city of Grozny into a family of scientists : her father Dr. Mikhail Anisimov is a well-known physicist. Her mother was a chemist and an accomplished piano player and a singer. She died in 1981. Tanya began to study cello at 7 with Zoia Kamisheva and gave her first public performance the same year. After graduating with honors from the Moscow Conservatory (1989), where she studied with Igor Gavrysh, Anisimova continued her cello studies with George Neikrug at Boston University (Artist Diploma, 1992). While in Boston, she appeared regularly on WGBH Public Radio. In 1992, Anisimova was invited by Aldo Parisot to work on her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Yale. She graduated from Yale School of Music in 1995. In her doctoral thesis she focused on J.S. Bach’s works for solo violin and solo cello and their interconnectedness.

Also in 1995, Anisimova and her husband artist Alexander Anufriev spent four months at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts by an invitation of the VCCA’s director William Smart. In the fall of 1995, Anisimova and Anufriev successfully presented their multimedia project titled ''Angels on Mt. San Angelo,'' The visual part included six canvases, 15 by 10 feet each, with angels representing six colors of a spectrum, all painted by Anufriev. The audio part consisted of Anisimova’s ''Song on Mt. San Angelo'', which was performed live during the presentation of the project. One year later, the project was repeated with success at the St. Mark’s Church on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

In 1999, Anisimova initiated the revival and consequently became the Artistic Director of the ''Mousetrap Concert Series'' in the historic town of Washington Grove, Maryland. Guest artists of the series have included Claude Frank, Natalia Gutman, Elisso Virsaladze, Paul Katz, The St. Petersburg Quartet, The Calder Quartet, The Thibaud Trio, The Scholars of London, Paul Galbraith, Tigran Alikhanov, Igor Gavrysh, among others. Since 2001, Tanya Anisimova and her husband reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of Central Virginia. Anisimova divides her time between touring, composing and recording.

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