Ludwig van Beethoven - Franz Schubert - Johannes Brahms - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach


Anna Tsybuleva

Label: Champs Hill
Format: CD
Barcode: 5060212591364
Catalog number: CHRCD 131
Releasedate: 06-10-17
- The disc, entitled Fantasien, showcases four fantasy-themed works by CPE Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms

- Following her 1st prize win at the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, Russian-born Anna Tsybuleva releases her debut solo recording with Champs Hill Records as part of her prize
On 26 July 1809, in the midst of the Napoleonic wars, Beethoven wrote to his publisher Breitkopf & Härtel, requesting scores of works not only by his immediate predecessors Mozart and Haydn, but also works by Johann Sebastian Bach – by then dead for well over half a century – and by Bach’s most celebrated son, Carl Philippe Emanuel: “I have only a few samples of Emanuel Bach’s compositions for the clavier; and yet some of them should certainly be in the possession of every true artist, not only for the sake of real enjoyment but also for the purpose of study.” For Beethoven, this interest in music from several past generations of composers was entirely new; hitherto he had been content to study the most current trends in music, including French revolutionary music. This change of focus, coming as it did in the turmoil of war, may suggest that he desired to retreat into past certainties; certainly he now rejected his former fascination with revolutionary France and absorbed himself in German culture, including not only music but literary works by Goethe, Schiller and Wieland.

Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2015, Anna Tsybuleva was born in 1990 and grew up in Russia. She started piano studies at the age of six with her mother, Svetlana Tsybuleva, later continuing her studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Ludmila Roschina, and at the Basel Music Academy with Claudio Martínez Mehner.

Recent concerto appearances include with the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Mariinsky Orchestra.

Anna Tsybuleva’s success at the Leeds International Piano Competition has led to many important engagements both in the UK and internationally, including recitals at the Salle Cortot Paris, Tonhalle Zurich, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Klavier Festival Ruhr and Philharmonie Luxembourg and in Hong Kong. She also appeared at the Chipping Campden Festival in 2016, stepping in for Paul Lewis.

Future engagements include the Hallé and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras, and at various festivals throughout the UK and internationally. In January 2017 she made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in London.