Anastasia Pike Creative Page
|Praised for her “outstanding musical talent,” conservatory-trained harpist Anastasia (“Anna”) Pike has been delighting audiences including European royalty, senators, congressmen, legislators, and celebrities for years. She has performed on national television and in venues including Baltimore’s Lyric Opera House, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and New York’s Lincoln Center. She has also performed with members of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Symphony (Norway), the City of London Sinfonia, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the English Philharmonic, Europa Galante, the London Mozart Players, L’Orchestra des Champs Elysees, and the Metropolitan Opera.|
In addition to her career as a concert harpist, Anna is also an award-winning pianist, and maintains a private studio of both piano and harp students. Anna has 4 degrees in music, and has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, the University of Maryland School of Music, the Juilliard School, the MasterWorks Festival - London, and upon personal invitation to the Salzedo School. Her primary instructors were the late Grammy award-winning Cleveland Orchestra principal harpist Alice Chalifoux and former National Symphony Orchestra harpist Jeanne Chalifoux.
As a musicologist, Anna has conducted research from Maine to India, and has interviewed artists including Pierre Boulez, Alice Chalifoux, Evgeny Kissin, and Leonard Slatkin. She has written for the American Harp Journal, Salem Press, and U25. Anna divides her time between New York City and Washington, D.C./Baltimore, and teaches at Columbia University. She performs on a mahogany Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp.
Updated: August 21, 2009
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