Anyssa, smiling, b&w photo

Raised in California and based in the UK, pianist Anyssa Neumann has been praised for the “clarity, charm, and equipoise” of her performances, which span solo and collaborative repertoire from the Baroque to the 21st century.

Since January 2024, she has served as Alternate Pianist on the International Tour of The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre). Other post-Covid highlights include Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in the USA and Sweden; Bach’s Goldberg Variations in Sweden and Norway; a solo recital at Uppsala Cathedral; and lecture-recitals at Lund University’s Odeum, Uppsala University’s Musicum, and Bergman Week on Fårö. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she video-recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations at home; called #IsolationVariations, the playlist of all 32 videos, accompanied by short essays, can be found on YouTube.

Pre-Covid projects include solo recitals in Rome, London, Denver, Ottawa, Montréal, and across the Pacific Northwest; a Don Quixote song program with British bass-baritone Timothy Dickinson; and a concert tour of New Mexico and California with American soprano Rena Harms (ENO, LA Opera). Other collaborative partners include soprano Emma Tring (BBC Singers), mezzo-soprano Katherine Nicholson (BBC Singers), pianist Joseph Li, violinists Yolanda Bruno (Toronto Symphony) and Amy Tress (Solem Quartet), violist Esme Allen-Creighton, and cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio (Eroica Trio). Anyssa has toured as guest pianist with the all-female Sheba Ensemble and appeared on NPR’s Performance Today, Sirius Satellite Radio, Swedish Radio, Estonia National Radio, and David Dubal’s radio program The Piano Matters, which featured her solo disc of works by Bach, Beethoven, Messiaen, and Prokofiev. She has held artist residencies at the Banff Centre, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Sophie’s Barn, and the Bergman Estate.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and University of Oxford, Anyssa continued performance studies with Fabio Bidini in Berlin and Paul Stewart at Université de Montréal. She earned her PhD in musicology from King’s College London in 2017 with a thesis on music in the films of Ingmar Bergman. In 2018, she developed this material into a lecture-recital, which she then toured in six countries, culminating in a live broadcast from the Arvo Pärt Centre as part of the 2021 Tallinn Film Festival. In October 2023, she completed a postdoctoral research position at Uppsala University.




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