Anna Larsen, Piano

Anna LarsenAnna Larsen is a twelve-year-old pianist of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and a two time ASCAP Award winning composer. At the age of ten, she had composed her first symphony, recorded the first volume of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, and had her orchestral debut with the Newton Symphony Orchestra. Her first original symphony had its world premiere with the Newton Philharmonia Orchestra in 2012. In 2008, Anna won second prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, performing the difficult Winter Wind Etude by Chopin. The video spread rapidly on the internet and came to the attention of Lang Lang. He handpicked Anna to be one of the first pianists in his new Foundation dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences and helping young artists. Together, they performed at Town Hall, NYC, Carnegie Hall, Segestrom Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Zellerbach Hall, Lincoln Center, and on the Oprah Winfrey show. She collaborated with the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra and the New York International Film Festival with Academy Award winning producer Hugh Welchman in a first-ever performance integrating live music with 3-d film. She has also made numerous appearances in her local community bringing music to schools and the elderly. In 2012, she was invited to give a series of recitals in Beijing, including three performances at the Water Cube. She recorded this as an album, also available from her website. Anna studies piano with Hung Kuan Chen and composing with Martin Boykan.