Anna Skryleva, conductor

Biography

Conductor Anna Skryleva, music director of Theater Magdeburg since the 2019/20 season, is one of the most fascinating artistic personalities of a new generation. Her award-winning work to enlarge the classical repertoire has caused international attention.

Her discovery of the German-Jewish composer Eugen Engel and his opera "Grete Minde" ensured international success in February 2022.

At Magdeburg Opera her conducting of the "Kat'a Kabanova" and "Turandot" productions was celebrated by international reviews and local audiences alike. Recent engagements have brought Anna Skryleva to orchestras and opera companies across Europe and North America, such as the Royal Opera Stockholm, the Hamburg Staatsoper and the operas of Wiesbaden and Darmstadt. 2017 saw her début at Dallas Opera with programmes of music by Giuseppe Verdi.

An internationally renowned conductor also in symphonic repertoire, Anna Skryleva has lead concerts with esteemed orchestras such as the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz and Aarhus Symphony, among others. In the season 2021/2022 she was scheduled by renowned orchestras such as Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Beethoven Orchester Bonn and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Anna Skryleva is a rising very promising composer. Her version for the reduced orchestra of the Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito", successful performed at Theater Magdeburg in September 2020 under direction by Dietrich Hilsdorf, is now on sales by the renowned Mozart's publisher Bärenreiter.

Skryleva's compositions "Impromptus in C" were recognized by several Festivals: "The Solen Music Festival" and "Klang Art Vision".

Anna Skryleva was deputy music director from 2012 to 2015 at Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater and, subsequently, at Darmstadt Opera. Performances ranged from symphonic programmes of Messiaen, Françaix, Berlioz, Britten and Stravinsky to a wide range of operas, including Verdi's "Otello" and "La Traviata", Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde", Puccini's "La Bohéme" and "Il Trittico", Humerdinck's "Hansel und Gretel", Weber's "Der Freischütz", Strauss "Salome", Kurt Weill's "Rise and Dall of the City Mahagonny" and "Cinderella" by Prokofiev. In 2015 she had her successful début at Staatstheater Wiesbaden with "Madama Butterfly".

From 2007 to 2012 Anna Skryleva was assistant conductor and vocal coach under artistic director Simone Young at Hamburg State Opera.

In this capacity she collaborated in a groundbreaking new production of the "Ring des Nibelungen" cycle and was an assisting conductor by major revivals of "Parsifal", "The Flying Dutchman", "Salome". Elektra" and "Chovanshtshina". She conducted opera productions at the Hamburg State Opera's Young Singers Project, leading both the Hamburg Symphony and Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestras.

In 2019 Anna Skryleva was awarded the Orchestra Innovation Prize by the German National Orchestras Foundation for her work with the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Today a resident of the vibrant musical city of Berlin, pianist, composer and conductor Anna Skryleva had been raised in Moscow. At age five she received her first piano lessons, at eight she completed her first own composition. Anna was accepted to the composers' class at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory when was ten. That same university later trained her as a pianist and chamber musician. Having completed her piano studies at Berlin's Universität der Künste Berlin with Klaus Hellwig, she then joined the conducting class of Lutz Herbig in Düsseldorf. Anna Skryleva has been a fellow of the five-year promotion programme of the Institute for Women Conductors at Dallas Opera between 2015 and 2020.

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