Summer Buffet Concert. Tanya Ursova (piano) & Anna Gorbachyova (soprano) perform a programme of Russian music for our seasonal event.
Tanya last performed for the society in 2017 when she presented a lecture recital on the Muses behind the Russian composers. Tanya is a part-time staff member of the Royal Academy of Music and has performed at many prestige venues throughout the UK and abroad.
About the performers
Siberian born soprano Anna Gorbachyova-Ogilvie graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy Opera of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Anna also studied at the Royal College of Music in London and prior to that she gained her BA in International Relations from the Faculty of International Relations of the Ural State University in Yekaterinburg.
Anna’s engagements from 2018 to 2020 include Alcina in Handel’s “Alcina” in Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (2018, 2019), Cleopatra in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare in Egypt” in Teatr Wielki Stanisława Moniuszki Opera Poznań. Anna also performed the title role in Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” with the Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn in Switzerland and in Opéra de Tours in France, Pamina in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” in the Yekaterinburg State Opera House and Francesca in Rachmaninov’s «Francesca da Rimini» at the Ealing Festival of Music and Film.
From 2010 until 2017 Anna’s roles have included Musetta in Puccini’s “La Bohème” at the Hungarian State Opera, the title role in “La Calisto” by Cavalli at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Nymph in L. Auerbach’s “Gogol” in the Theatre an der Wien, the title role in “Le Rossignol” by Stravinsky in Lyon National Opera, Musetta in “La Bohème” at Theater an der Wien, Zhou in “Kommilitonen! (Young Blood!)” by P. Maxwell Davies and the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s «Die Zauberflöte» with the Royal Academy Opera, Madeline in “La chute de la Maison Usher” at the Welsh National Opera, the First Nymph in Dvořák’s “Rusalka” at Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, Katya in “The Passenger” at the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Florida Grand Opera in the USA.
Anna performed as a soloist with wide-ranging repertoire at such international venues and festivals as Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Varaždin International Baroque Evenings Festival, Herne International Festival of Early Music, Yekaterinburg State Philharmonics, Kremlin in Moscow, the 9th International Chamber Music Festival in Nuremberg, Bath International Music Festival, Ulverstone International Music Festival, London Handel Festival.
Tanya Ursova (piano) received her initial musical training at the Donetsk Prokofiev Conservatoire in Ukraine. During her studies she was a prizewinner of two international piano competitions: the IPTA in Paris in 1997, and the Konzerteum – 1998 in Athens.
In 2000 Tanya was awarded the Entrance Scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music to pursue a Master’s degree in piano performance. Following her graduation, she was invited to join the museum team at the Academy where she worked for 10 years. In 2009 Tanya was awarded a PhD in Piano Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Her notable appearances include performance as a soloist in Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with Goldsmiths Sinfonia, performances with the Viva6 Ensemble at International Film Festivals at the National Film Theatre, London, as well as in Manchester and Bordeaux. Tanya was featured in the documentary ‘The Unknown Shostakovich’, which was shown in London, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark and broadcast on Sky. She has also worked as a piano consultant in an ITV drama A Room with a View, the soundtrack of which features her playing.
Among her awards are the prestigious KPMG/Martin Musical Scholarship, the Marusia Yaworska Musical Scholarship from the University of Ottawa, the ORS Award from the Universities UK, grants from Newby Trust, BFWG and Ferdinand Beck Fund. Tanya has performed at St. James’s in Piccadilly, the Ukrainian Embassy in London, the Pump Room in Bath, Holywell Music Room in Oxford, Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge, Sheremetyev Palace in St Petersburg and other venues in the UK, Sweden, Italy, France, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Australia and New Zealand.