Anna Balakerskaia has shared her mastery of the piano around the world from the great concert halls of her native Russia to the great halls of Europe and the Americas. Her versatility has made her much in demand as soloist, collaborator and chamber musician. In addition to her active performance schedule, she has nurtured several generations of extraordinary musicians as teacher, collaborator and coach. Balakerskaia has enjoyed playing chamber music, collaborating with many of the world’s greatest musicians, including Leonid Kogan and Kirill Kondrashin. She is a founding member of the “Ensemble da Camera of Washington” a trio of musicians from Brazil, Germany and Russia, renowned for their electrifying synergy, technical expertise and rich, evocative sound. She is a professor of piano and chamber music at Mason and also serves on the faculties of international music festivals in Italy, Germany, Russia and the Netherlands, where she performs and gives master classes. She is artist-in-residence at Orfeo International Music Festival in Italy. Balakerskaia received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance, pedagogy and chamber music from St. Petersburg State Conservatory, where she studied piano. Before moving to the U.S., she served on the faculties of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Conservatory.