Raised in Sacramento, California, 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. In December 2010, she released her solo debut album of works by Bach, Beethoven, Messiaen, and Prokofiev, which was then featured on David Dubal’s radio program The Piano Matters in New York and Chicago.
Recent highlights include recitals in Rome, Paris, Montreal, Ottawa, Denver, and throughout California and the Pacific Northwest, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria; all-Bach recitals at The Banff Centre, the Sacramento Bach Festival, and London’s Blackheath Halls and St James Piccadilly; concerts with soprano Emma Tring and bass-baritone Timothy Dickinson; a tour of England with American soprano Rena Harms; an exploration of American art song with mezzo-soprano Katherine Nicholson; and duo recitals with Canadian violinist Yolanda Bruno at London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields and Toronto’s Mazzoleni Hall. Anyssa has appeared as recital partner with Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio of the Eroica Trio, as guest pianist with the Sheba Ensemble, and on NPR’s Performance Today and Sirius Satellite Radio. She has held multiple artist residencies at the Banff Centre (Canada) and at Sophie’s Barn (UK), and has participated in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes School of Music, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), among others.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and University of Oxford, Anyssa continued advanced studies with Fabio Bidini in Berlin and Paul Stewart at Université de Montréal, and has additionally worked with Thomas Adès and Rita Wagner at IMS Prussia Cove. In January 2017, she completed a PhD in musicology at King’s College London as a recipient of the King’s Overseas Research Studentship, focusing on pre-existing music in the films of Ingmar Bergman. She is currently touring a lecture-recital on Bergman’s use of classical music, which was featured at the 2018 Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) at UCLA, the Ingmar Bergman: 100 Years conference at Lund University, and the Cine Doré in Madrid as part of Filmoteca Española’s Bergman retrospective. Her 2018-19 season includes solo and chamber music concerts in the North America and Europe, lecture-recitals at TIFF in Toronto, the Helsingborg Classical Music Festival, London’s Blackheath Halls, and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music in California, and a forthcoming CD of works by Bach, Bach-Busoni, and Dallapiccola, due for release in Spring 2019.