Assistant Professor of Accompanying (part-time)Department:
Anna Gourfinkel is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory. She has accompanied young Russian musicians at several international competitions, and has performed with members of the Borodin Quartet at the Britten/Shostakovich Festival in England, at the Shostakovich Festival in Venice, Italy, and at the Moscow Conservatory Halls. Anna has given numerous concerts throughout England, Italy, France, Russia, Holland and the USA, and has recorded for the Melodya label.
She has participated in many festivals in the USA such as Summit Music Festival, Academy of Music Festival and has collaborated with musicians such as Nathaniel Rosen, Emanuel Borok, Nina Beilina, Misha Quint, as well as with her husband, violinist Mikhail Kopelman. Her New York appearances include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and SUNY Purchase Recital Hall.
Ms. Gourfinkel has worked as an accompanist at the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College, New York.
In the fall of 2004, she was appointed an Assistant Professor of Chamber Music and Accompanying at the Eastman School of Music.