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In 1992,Anna Kravtchenko was awarded first prize and prize of the public at the International “ Feruccio Busoni”piano competition (the first prize hadn’t been awarded in the five previous years).Harold C.Schonberg,who was a member of a jury writes in “The New York Times Magazine”:”Her radiant sound and poetical interpretations could sometimes reduce the audience to tears”.

Anna has performe at some of Europe’s most important halls and events: Wigmore Hall in London,Amsterdam Concertgebouw’s Meesterpianisten serie,Musikverein Big hall in Vienna,Berlin Philarmonic Hall,Salle Gaveau in Paris,Victoria Hall in Geneva,Tonhalle in Zurich,the Bergen Festival,the Festival of Brescia and Bergamo,Sala Verdi in Milan,Herculessaal in Munich,the Ruhr Klavier Festival,Festival la Roque d’Antheron,etc.She also toured Japan ,Canada and South Africa.

Anna has appeared as soloist with the Berlin Rias Symphony Orchestra,the RAI Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic,the Israel Chamber Orchestra,the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortellier,Martyn Brabbins,Die Deutsche Kammerphiharmonie Bremen with Gerd Albrecht,the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra with Radoslaw Szulc,the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Walter Weller,the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ralph Gothoni,the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Shelley,the Noord Nederland Orchestra/Michel Tabachnik,the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Antony Witt etc.

Since 2006 she has released two CDs on the DECCA label with music of Chopin and Liszt.

Her last DECCA CD of all-Liszt recital received highest raitings in all main Italian music magazines including Amadeus(5/5),Classic Voice (5/5 and CD of the month),Musica (5/5), Classic Voice (5/5 and best CD of the month).

Born in 1976,Anna began to study the piano at the age of five.She studied with Maestro Leonid Margarius at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale of Imola,Italy,where she was admitted “Ad Honorem”.

Since 2013 she has been teaching at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano,Switzerland.