Anna Drubich

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Anna Drubich was born in Moscow. From an early age Anna was exposed to music and began piano lessons at the age of 8. Anna studied with Eliso Virssaladze at the Moscow Chopin Music College (1998- 2002) and earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the Munich School for the Performing Arts (2002-2008) under the tutelage of Professor Franz Massinger.

Anna has been very busy as a solo and chamber music performer giving solo recitals and chamber music concerts all over the Europe. She is a recipient of several awards and prizes, including First Prize at the Moscow Beethoven Competition and the Mozart Prize at the Bremen International Piano Competition. Ms.Drubich is also a beneficiary of the Spivakov Foundation and Krainev Foundation scholarships.

In addition to her piano endeavors, Anna has been writing music, focusing on film composition. Her first film music project, in cooperation with Andrei Golovin, was the score to the film O Liubvi [About Love] (2002), which went on to receive the Best Music Award at the Russian National Film Festival Kinotavr. After this success Anna decided to pursue her studies in Film Composition at the Munich School for the Performing Arts, under the guidance of N.J. Schneider and graduated in July 2011. In the summer of 2010 Anna was chosen as one of 5 composers worldwide to spend a month in Aspen, Colorado, USA, studying and composing with major Hollywood composers Jeff Rona, David Newman and Jack Smalley. In May 2012, Ms. Drubich graduated from the University of Southern California where she finished prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program.

Anna’s work as composer has led her to being several times nominated and shortlisted for the Russian Film Academy Award NIKA and Golden Eagle Award. She is also the winner of many international composition prizes including the prestigious Triumph Award in Russia.

Her diverse body of work can be heard on television, at the cinema and in the theatre and includes animated features, documentaries and plays. Score for over 30 major film and TV projects from Russia, USA, Denmark ,Germany, Spain and Egypt. The movies she scored were award winners of London Film Festival, Annie Award, Kinotavr Film Festival, NIKA Award, USC film festival, Moscow International Film Festival and Dvijenie Film Festival.

In addition to her music for the visual arts, Anna has been intensively involved in writing music for the concert hall. Several works, from sonatas for solo instruments to chamber music and orchestra pieces, were performed at prestigious International music festivals by famous musicians – Anna had a fortune to work with such great world famous musicians as Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet, David Geringas, Evgeny Tonkha, Boris Andrianov and others. Anna’s pieces have always enjoyed a warm and enthusiastic reception from the audience and positive response from the critics.