Ana Fau (piano, Argentina)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana Fau attended the Eastman School of Music and is a graduate of the Rimsky Korsakov State Conservatory of St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was a student of Vladimir Shakin.

Her numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician include the Ateneo Theater of Madrid, the state palaces of Dresden and Freiberg in Germany, the House of the Nation’s Friendship, Moscow, the National Geographic, Chaliapin museums and Royal Palaces of St Petersburg, Russia. She gave recitals in Italy at the Velia Music Festival (touring the Velia and Umbria regions, including the Gazioli Hall in Terni) and in France at the Piano Series of the Eglese Saint Marie of Paris. In Argentina, she appeared in recitals at the St. Martin Cultural Center and as a soloist with the St. Martin Symphony Orchestra of Buenos Aires.

She has played as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Honduras, the Saphire Chamber Orchestra at NWU, the Cervantes Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has performed with CSO violinist Nathan Cole as well as Ilmari Hopkins, co-principal cellist of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, among others.

She has recorded for the National Radio of Argentina, Municipal Radio of Buenos Aires, Radio Amadeus of Buenos Aires, Radio of Corpus Christi, Texas, National State radio of Russia, National Radio of Honduras and has given interviews with Univision Chicago and Channel 4 of Italian TV, America TV, Clarin and La Nacion newspapares.

Since 2006, she has been a programming advisor for the Clasical radio Station of Chicago,WFMT, 98.7 and has recorded audio documentaries on Latin American Music. She has performed live radio broadcasts of works by Cristian Axt, Ginastera, and J. Turina’s. In 2010 she produced and performed the Chopin Marathon at WFMT, 98.7 FM Chicago, inviting several pianist from the Chicago area, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth, and has recently played recitals in Texas at the invitation of the Chopin Society of Corpus Christi.

Ana Fau serves as piano faculty for the Merit School of Music of Chicago, USA where several of her students have been awarded first prizes at local piano competitions. She is the director od the Rachmaninoff Academy of Buenos aires, and the Artistic Director of the Rachmaninov Festival of Buenos Aires. Ana is also an organist and choir conductor for the Catholic Archidioces of Chicago.

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