Concerts & Events

ANNA KISKACHI
“FILM EN MINIATURE”
a spellbinding concert au cinéma
Watch the Film Preview below!

Anna Kiskachi’s exceptional creativity and musical sensibility is at the fore in this uniquely beautiful Concert au Cinéma. Created around the many moods of harpsichord music it’s a real tour de force. Watch the Preview Below!

Date & Time for Screenings in the Americas: July 14, 2021, 7:30pm US EST
Date & Time for Screenings in Tokyo, Japan: July 15, 2021, 8:30am
Date & Time for Screenings in UK: July 14, 2021, 8:00pm GMT
Date & Time for Screenings in France, Italy, South Africa: July 14, 2021, 9:00pm local time
Date & Time for Screenings in Moscow, Russia: July 14, 2021, 10:00pm Moscow time

Ticketed Viewing on Capriccio’s YouTube Channel: July 15, 2021, 9:00am US EST to July 31, 2021, 5:00pm US EST (without live introduction & Q&As held at public Screenings)

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This Concert au Cinéma is a spellbinding musical tale inspired by the many moods of harpsichord music. Its music program is wide-ranging, each a masterpiece performed here with true brilliance. Its storyline is tight, clever, joyous, mysterious and, at times, dark – it’s a short journey through many moods and emotions. Its cinematography, rich in color and depth, guides viewers through the tale in successive musical vignettes with music from the 16th to 20th Centuries. It ends with J.S. Bach’s deeply reflective Cello Suite No. 2 in d minor, arranged for harpsichord by Anna Kiskachi.

‘Film en Miniature’ – created, directed and performed by Anna Kiskachi

L. Marchand (1669 – 1932) Suite in d minor, Chaconne

B. Martinu (1890 – 1959) Deuxiéme pièce pour Clavecin H.244

D. Scarlatti (1685 – 1757) Sonata in E Major, K.134

Anon. (c. 1580) English Folksong. ‘A Newe Northen Dittye of ye Ladye Greene Sleves’ in the Chinoiserie style & with improvisations

L. Marchand (1699 – 1732) Suite in d minor, Allemande

L. Marchand Suite in d minor, Prelude

A. Liadow (1855 – 1914) Une Tabatiére a Musique (The Music Box) Op. 32 A Major

A. Forqueray (1672 – 1745) ‘La Rameau’

A. Forqueray ‘Jupiter’

J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750) Cello Suite No. 2, d minor, Prelude arr. for harpsichord by Anna Kiskachi

ANNA KISKACHI

Harpsichord, piano, hammer-clavier, historical piano and continuo player.

Prize-winner at the Prague Spring Harpsichord Competition (Czech Republic), a leading music competition represented by the World Federation of Music Competitions.

Winner of the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize for best performance of the Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra (composer: Bohuslav Martinu).

Winner of the Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition (Italy).

Senior Lecturer for harpsichord and accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz (Austria).


“[.. Anna Kiskachi completely steals the show with her virtuosic performance …moving from the small Italian to larger two-manual French harpsichord for the occasion.  This really was a show-stopping performance, full of dramatic and well-timed pauses.”  Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Review.

Anna Kiskachi recently celebrated her debuts at:
          Konzerthaus Vienna
          Great Hall of Brivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
          Moscow International House of Music
          Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory
          Concertgebouw Brugge
          Moscow Philarmonic Hall
          ZaryadyeHall
          & many others…

Anna Kiskachi recently participated in prestigious festivals including:
          Utrecht Early Music Fabulous Fringe Festival (Holland)
          Musica Antiqua Brugge (Belgium)
          Resonanzen – Festival (Austria)
          Styriarte – die steirischen Festpiele (Austria)
          Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Austria)
          Yamanashi Early Music Festival (Japan)
          New Virtuosi (Great Britain)
          Bach Festival (Poland)
          AMIA – amis de la musique sur instruments ancienc (France)
          Clavecin en France (France)
          Neuburger Barockkonzerte (Germany)
          & many others…

With her numerous concerts as a soloist, as part of the A&A Cembalo Duo, and as a continuo player Anna is widely appreciated and lauded across Europe and internationally. She has performed in Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Finland, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Japan.

Anna has performed with highly regarded orchestras including the Orchestra of Salzburg Philharmonie (Austria); Les Orpheistes (Vienna); the Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano); Collegium 1704, Filharmonie Bohuslava, Martinu Zlin, etc.  Anna has also collaborated with many renowned musicians including Julia Lezhneva, Michi Gaigg, soloists of the Moscow Baroque ensemble Pratum Integrum, and with ensemble NEObarock (winner of the prestigious music award ECHO).  Anna has also collaborated in programs with the Moscow PhilarmonicSalzburg Philarmonic and the Haydn Fondazione (Bolzano, Italy). 

In 2011 Anna Kiskachi and Anastasia Antonova founded A&A Cembalo Duo.  This is the only harpsichord duo in Russia and its unique and extravagant performances have been enthusiastically endorsed by audiences in cities across Europe and in Japan.

Since 2012 Anna has been an Invited Artist at the Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy.

In 2019 Anna was appointed a Senior Lecturer for harpsichord and accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. 

REVIEWS OF ANNA KISKACHI’S PERFORMANCES

“We didn’t expect that the harpsichord could render such emotive and hot-blooded music” 

“Her distinctive and recognizable style, torrid emotionality, profound sound,and  intriguing and unexpected musical conceptions are what makes her harpsichord speak and her concerts a fascinating tour de force.”

“…la charismatique claveciniste…“        Ouest France,  French Newspaper

“… Anna Kiskachi completely steals the show with her virtuosic performance … moving from the  small Italian to a larger two-manual French  harpsichord for the occasion. This really was a show-stopping performance, full of dramatic and well-timed pauses.”     Andrew Benson-Wilson,  Early Music Reviews

“Just grandiose…”         Augsburger allgemeine,  German newspaper

“I have not experienced such a fascinating concert for a long time“    Westphalian News,  German Newspaper

“A. Kiskachi managed (in Royers “Vertigo“) to get furious and rich sounds out of her instrument … before returning seconds later to finer sounds”     Augsburger Allgemeine,  German newspaper