Praised for their “devotion and original programming” by the Israeli press, for their “passion and eloquence” by the Pennsylvania press, and for being a “collaboration of equals” by the NY press, Duo Figer-Khanina is a young and dynamic ensemble, formed with the goal of exploring the rarely played repertoire composed for this ensemble. The duo presents unique and innovative programs, comprised of the traditional duo repertoire, rarely performed pieces and new music. The ensemble has recorded recitals to radio stations in Israel and the U.S and was featured on WQXR New York. Founded in 2006, the duo performs regularly in Europe, Israel and North America. Some of their recent engagements include a recital at the Trinity Church "Concerts at One" series, a recital at the Bach Festival of "Con Vivo Jersey City", a collaboration with the "Adama" dance company and a recital of Israeli music at the "Zlilim Ba'Midbar" Festival in the Negev Desert.
Anna Khanina’s career spans the continents of Asia, Europe and North America, where she regularly appears as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles.
Among her many awards are the prizes at the Val Tidone International Piano Competition, the Second International Piano Competition in Panama, the Seventh International Competition Ciutat de Carlet, the Grieg Competition in Oslo, the Nueva Acropolis Competition in Madrid and the Clasica Nova Competition in Hannover. Guest appearances include engagements at the Brunswick Classix Festival in Braunschweig, at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Norfolk Festival as well as concert tours in Novgorod, Bratsk, Moscow, Braunschweig, Helmstedt, Wolfenbuttel, Karlsruhe, Hannover, Magdeburg and throughout the United States.
Ms.Khanina studied at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia, before continuing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, the Chicago College of Performing Arts and the Stony Brook University. Her teachers include Gilbert Kalish, Solomon Mikowsky, Bernd Goetzke, Valentina Zwerewa and Lidia Grigorjeva.
Schubert – sonatine in D major
Bacewicz – sonata No.4
Schubert – Duo in A major
Arnold – 5 pieces for violin and piano
Beethoven – sonata no.2 in A major
Ives – sonata no.4
C. Schumann – 3 romances
Poulenc – sonata
Beethoven – sonata no.1 in D major
Beach – sonata
Beethoven – sonata no.7 in C minor
Grosz - Jazzband
Jewish and Israeli music project
Bloch- Ba’al Shem Suite
Navok – sonata
Alexander – 6 Israeli Dances
Keren – Krekhzando
Achron – Hebrew Melody
Paul Ben Haim – Improvisation and Dance
"Entrees and Desserts"
Mozart – sonata in E minor k.304
Brahms – sonata no.2 in A major
Short encores by Kreisler, Rachmaninov,
Achron, Cui and others