Head of Jury (group В, С)
Anna Sheludko was born in Ufa in 1981. Her primary education was in the middle special music school at her mother’s, Alla Zueva, class. The she continued her education in Rimsky-Korsakov Music College (Oleg Koshelev class). She graduated with honors from St.Petersburg State Conservatory and later post graduate course of Honored Russian Artist professor Valery Vishnevsky.
Took active part in master-classes of professore D.Bashkirov (Russia), A.Vardy (Izrael), A.Diev (Russia), M.Crudelli (Italy), V, Rozenbaum (USA), L.Sims (USA), G.Able (USA), S.Boysten (Sweden), J.B. Pommier (France). From 2008 till 2011 she was invited professor of Special Piano Faculty in Silla University in Pusan South Korea. During this time she frequently performed with piano recital, with orchestra, in chamber music, piano duets in the best halls of Pusan.
Nowadays Anna Sheludko has been teaching in St.Petersburg State Conservatory at Common Theory and Methods of Teaching department. She is winner of many international competitions. Among them are the following :
International Competition named after D.Shostakovich, St-Petersburg (1 prize),
Competition of Professional Skills “Muses of St.Petersburg” (1 prize),
III international pianist competition in Nagoya Japan (II prize, public award),
International E.Durleit, Antwerpen Belgium (II prize),
International Festival “Virtuosos of 2000” St.Petersburg (II prize),
International Competition “Coast of Hope” Dobrich Bulgary (Iprize),
International pianist contest Tomassoni Foundation, Cologne, Germany (diploma nad public award);
XXIII International Ettore Pozzoli Pianist Competition, Seregno, Italy (diploma and special prize) and others.
She got grants of such funds as “Russian performing art”, Moscow; St.Petersburg Palaces; Gartow Stiftung; Academic Council of Conservatory, Cultural Committee within “Young Talents of St.Petersburg” programme.
Anna Sheludko performed with The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Youth Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Orchestra, Germany, Masan Philarmonic Orchestra, State Philarmonic Orchestra “Klassika”, St.Petersburg State Conservatory Theatre and Ballet Orchestra, St.Petersburg Chamber Philarmonia Orchestra. Among her partners are conductors Ivan Stolbov, Mikhail Golikov, Alexander Kantorov, Tugan Sohiev, Ivan Demidov, Ilya Derbilov (SPb), Kazumaza Watanabe (Japan), Peter Gulke (Germany), Bak Jin Xoen (South Korea).