To transform lives through multicultural performing and visual arts by shattering barriers, creating connectivity and inspiring hope for those with least access.
A world where fine arts are accessible to all, our common humanity is recognized, cultural diversity is celebrated, and all are united in peace.
Excellence Equity Inspiration
Musical Bridges Around the World is a multicultural arts organization focused on education and creating one-of-a-kind performances by internationally renown artists for the benefit of the general public and underserved youth and elderly communities, while fostering San Antonio’s reputation as a cosmopolitan cultural center. ALL of our public performances are free! What makes our programming unique is the pairing of Grammy-Award winning artists with folk, classical and jazz musicians across genres. Works are often commissioned by MBAW for world premieres and artists frequently develop future collaborations after meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
The organization was founded in 1998 by Russian-born concert pianist Dr. Anya Grokhovski, along with a group of music lovers to promote cultural understanding through innovative programming. MBAW envisions San Antonio as a vibrant epicenter that embraces her rich heritage and increasingly diverse cultural make-up through performances of international repute for all residents and visitors, regardless of socioeconomic standing.
Anya Grokhovski, DMA
Artistic Director & CEO
chamber music CDs and DVDs. Anya has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals in: Holland, Norway, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Russia, Estonia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Mexico and Carnegie Hall in New York. Anya’s fiery passion for music, commitment to San Antonio, and connections to world-class musicians provided a platform for the creation of an exciting new musical experience Musical Bridges Around the World. With the avid support of a group of local music lovers in 1998 Anya designed a series of salon concerts in private residences. By 1999, programming extended to San Fernando Cathedral, and in 2000 to McAllister Auditorium. Currently MBAW programming reaching over 80,000 people a year in the greater San Antonio metro area. In addition to being CEO and Artistic Director of Musical Bridges Around the World Anya continues to concertize internationally as a member of piano Duo AleAnya.
Artistic Coordinator & Staff Pianist
Director of Development
Director of Educational Outreach
through his company and as an independent advocate for the arts and how it applies to the self efficacy of children. He and his beautiful wife, Dalila, have a two boys, Ethan and Levi.
Volunteer Coordinator & Office Assistant
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