Monday, August 5, 2019

Meet Anna Shelest!

Sorel Classics recently released a new album from pianist Anna Shelest. We frequently feature Anna and her husband Dmitri on WGUC, and we’re always excited to receive their latest recordings. Anna performs solo repertoire for this album, which includes music by women composers. I had the privilege of chatting with her not long after the album’s release and she told me how the idea for this disc first came about.

She enjoyed the process of narrowing down the repertoire to include on the album.

Anna went on to explain the significance of the album’s title, Donna Voce.

She finds inspiration from women musicians of the past.

It’s certainly easier being a woman musician in 2019 than in the nineteenth century!

I was curious how she first came to play the piano.

And of course, I had to ask what she enjoys doing when she’s not playing the piano (my favorite question!)

Tune to 90.9 WGUC to hear the latest from Anna Shelest, including her Donna Voce album.