Artistic Director & CEO
Anya Grokhovski received her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in piano performance from the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia. She was a professor at the Gnessin State College in Moscow prior to coming to the US in 1989. The position of a staff accompanist at UTSA brought her to San Antonio in 1991. Born into a family of professional musicians, her father was a violinist with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and her mother is a noted violin teacher, Anya was exposed to music from an early age. In the US she had the great honor of serving as the accompanist for the legendary American bass-baritone, William Warfield. She has recorded with: the Moscow State Symphony, German, Swiss, and Czech National Radio, numerous piano solo recordings, as well as 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 the San Fernando Cathedral, with artists from around the world coming to perform each concert season. As a nonprofit, Musical Bridges Around the World currently impacts the greater San Antonio area through a variety of public, educational, senior, and membership programs, with Anya guiding the organization forward as Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director.