Augusta: Former Nelson Cellist Tanya Anisimova Makes Appearance At P. Buckley Moss Museum

Photo By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Tanya Anisimova, cellist & composer formerly of Nelson County visits with friends during a late June performance at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Augusta County.

Augusta County, VA

Guests recently got a special treat when Tanya Anisimova, formerly of Nelson County, held a special performance at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro. The event was titled An Afternoon with Tanya Anisimova at the P. Buckley Moss Museum.

“Highly educated in her field, Ms. Anisimova holds
graduate degrees from Moscow Conservatory,
Boston University and Yale. She is an active
pedagogue and lecturer, and has presented
numerous lectures and demonstrations on the music
of J. S. Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven at Portal de la
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (U.N.A.M.) at the
University of Mexico and the Conservatorio De Las Rosas in
Morelia. Ms. Anisimova has taught master-classes in cello,
improvisation, and chamber music at Moscow Conservatory,
Icelandic Academy of Fine Arts, Hartt School of Music, Loyola
University, and Virginia Commonwealth University among others.”

Photo By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura – Tanya Anisimova (L) and Dr. Arnold Popkin (pianist) at their June 29 & 30 – 2013 performances at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, VA.

Guest Accompanist Dr. Arnold Popkin was also on hand playing the piano.

“Tanya met
“Arnie” in 1994 at a Summertrios Festival, a program that creates
a supportive atmosphere for amateur musicians, particularly
pianists. Tanya was engaged as a member of the teaching faculty
and Arnie was there as a student. Tanya feels that perhaps at that
point in time their roles were reversed, as she was still earning her
Doctoral Degree at Yale School of Music while Dr. Popkin had his
degree, and as a “real” doctor at that! Tanya was impressed by
Arnie’s natural intuitive musicianship, a characteristic of his gifted
playing. The pair struck a mutual musical understanding, and has since performed numerous concerts together that included
classical music from masters such as Beethoven to some of
Tanya’s original scores.”

We’ve been telling you about Tanya since 2005 when we did our first story on she and her husband, renown artist Alexander Anufriev. The two have lived in the Blue Ridge area since 2001.

Alexander Anufriev (R) – Tanya’s husband and artist works in their former home and art studio in Nelson County while she practices on her cello. This photo is from a 2005 feature story we did on the couple when they lived in Nelson.

Tanya told us her schedule is still very busy. She and her husband make their home now in Amherst, VA. They relax in the Blue Ridge area in between performances and travel.

To learn more about Tanya head on over to her website by clicking here.


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