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ANNA SKRYLEVA, Conductor

From August 1, 2019, Anna Skryleva will be General Music Director at the Magdeburg Theater. In the past few years she has been employed as conductor and musical assistant at German opera houses, including the Hamburg State Opera, Cologne Opera and the Darmstadt State Theater. Since November 2015 Anna Skryleva has received funding from the Dallas Opera as part of the five-year international program for female conductors "Institute for Women Conductors".

The pianist and conductor Anna SKRYLEVA, who lives in Berlin, grew up in Moscow. She received her first piano lessons at the age of five, and wrote her first compositions at eight. At the age of ten she was accepted into a composition class at the Tchaikowsky Conservatory, where she later also trained as a pianist and chamber musician. Internationally sought-after musician has been living in Germany since 1999. Skryleva first studied piano in Berlin at the University of the Arts with Professor Klaus Hellwig and later took conducting lessons with Professor Lutz Herbig in Düsseldorf.

In the years 2002-2003 she worked at the University of Music in Karlsruhe with Alicja Mounk as a musical assistant in the field of musical theater. Further permanent engagements led the conductor to the Cologne Opera (2004-2007), where she worked as a musical assistant with Sir Jeffrey Tate and Markus Stenz at the Wagner ring resumption. In addition, she was the conductor of the productions of the Cologne Children's Opera with the Gürzenich Orchestra in the Yakult Halle. 2007-2012 Skryleva was engaged at the Hamburg State Opera as a musical assistant and repetitor under the direction of the director and GMD Simone Young. She was in charge of the new "Ring" production and the major re-releases including "Parsifal", "The Flying Dutchman," Salome ","

Between 2012 and 2015 Anna Skryleva was the first conductor and deputy GMD at the Schleswig Holsteinisches Landestheater and then at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. During this time she conducted with great success: concerts with works by Messiaen, Francaix, Berlioz, Britten, Stravinsky; the performances and premieres of Verdi's "Otello", "La Traviata", Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde", Puccini's "La Boheme", "Il Trittico", Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel", Weber's "Der Freischütz", Strauss "Salome" , Weill's "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny", Prokofiev's "Cinderella", Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker".

Skryleva is funded by the Dallas Opera as part of the five-year international program for female conductors "Institute for Women Conductors". For the 2016/2017 season, she was then invited as a guest conductor to the Dallas Opera with Verdi program. In the 2019/2020 season, she will take over the musical direction of the productions of ›The Magic Flute‹ and ›The Nutcracker‹ at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.

Her opera repertoire begins with Viennese classical music (Mozart, Beethoven), goes through German and Russian romanticism (Weber, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Strauss, Mussorgsky), Italian "Bel canto" and "Verismo" (Rossini, Verdi, Puccini) into the music of the 20th century (Weill, Britten, Prokofiev).

Since the 2015/2016 season, Anna Skryleva has particularly focused on the concert area. She has guested with the Southwest German Philharmonic in Constance, the OFUNAM Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eduardo Mata Youth Orchestra in Mexico, the North German Philharmonic Rostock, the Lake Constance Festival, the International Symphony Orchestra Lviv and the Magdeburg Philharmonic. In the 2018/2019 season, Anna Skryleva was among others on the podium of the hr symphony orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and the Copenhagen Philharmonic. In March 2020 she made her debut with the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin.

In June 2014, Anna Skryleva founded the international peace initiative CLASSIC FOR PEACE (CFP). With this initiative, which is under the patronage of the Hessian Minister of Science and Art Mr. Boris Rhein and is well received by the most important politicians of the State of Hesse, including the Hessian Prime Minister Mr. Volker Bouffier, the diverse artist promotes international understanding through classical music.