Anna Pipiya

Chorus Master

Anna Pipiya was born in Vladivostok. In 1984 she finished the Vladivostok Music College (now Primorsky Region College of the Arts) with a choir-conducting degree. In 1989 she graduated from the Far East Academy of Arts with a choir conductor degree. In 1983–1988 Ms. Pipiya was a head of the Men Choir of the Vladivostok State Medical Institute (now the Pacific State Medical Institute).

In 1994–2004 Ms. Pipiya was a choirmaster at the Classic Opera Theatre Studio established at the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. For ten years she directed choir scenes, worked on ten operas among which there were Rigoletto and La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, and Iolanta by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Ms. Pipiya worked with such conductors as Cesare Civetta, Andrew Wheeler, Stephen Ellery, Andrey Dashunin, Mikhail Arkadiev.

Since 1997 Ms. Pipiya has worked as a chorus master of the Song and Dance Company of the Pacific Ocean Navy of Russia. She toured around Russia and abroad.

Since 2013 Ms. Pipiya has been a chorus master of the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since 2016 she has worked as a chorus master of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

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