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Ms Anna Sleptsova

Lecturer in Music (Classical Piano)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6441, Mobile: 0417987497, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2.115
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6441
Mobile: 0417987497
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.115  


Overview of role

Anna Sleptsova is the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at WAAPA and is recognised nationally and internationally as a Concert Performer and Master-Teacher.


“A brilliant pianist who balanced her sound well and underlined the drama in the music - a dazzling toccata!" - The Washington Post

Anna has appeared as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras and ensembles in Eastern Europe, Germany, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia, United States, France, and Japan. She is in frequent demand for masterclasses, conferences and competition adjudication throughout the world.

Anna arrived in Australia in 1995 from Ukraine, where she had a position as a Senior Lecturer at the Kiev State Conservatory, was doing a PhD research and had a busy concert schedule. She gained her BMUS with Highest Awards in Piano Performance, Chamber Music, Accompaniment and Piano Pedagogy from Kiev State Conservatory. In 1991 she gained her Masters Degree in Concert Piano Performance.

On arrival in Sydney, the National Academy of Music, the Sydney Conservatorium, the Sydney Opera and Ballet Orchestra engaged Anna in various capacities.

In 1997 Anna moved to Perth where she was teaching first at UWA (until 2001) and from 2007 at WAAPA.

As a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist Anna has made numerous live and studio recordings for ABC Classic FM. She also appeared on ABC TV, SBS Radio and 2MBS FM. Anna collaborated with several distinguished musicians, among them Roger Smalley, Simon Tedeschi, John Harding, Peter Tanfield, Paul Wright,Barbara Jane Gilby, Sophie Rowell, Esther van Stralen, Jane Edwards, Sally Anne Russell, Caitlin Hulcup, Michael Goldschlager, Joel Marangella, Rod McGrath, Allan Meyer, Daniel Kossov and many others.

“a convincing keyboard athlete with a capacity to generate enormous volumes of sound, negotiating hazardous terrain with ease, leaving little doubt of her skills in coping with ferociously demanding works.” - The West Australian

An active chamber musician, she regularly collaborates with her colleagues at WAAPA and UWA, performs with WASO musicians and groups, and as a soloist, with WASO and Faith Court Orchestra.

While teaching at UWA, she and a prominent composer and pianist Rogers Smalley, formed a duo-piano team and presented many concerts and live broadcasts with most demanding piano-duo repertoire.

In 2002 Anna released her first highly acclaimed CD of Russian music.

“A notable keyboard talent” (Headline)

“The very fine pianist who displays a notable keyboard talent in spirited performances. It is a program that is interestingly diverse and constantly attractive, and one that is realized in playing of sparkling brilliance to match the music.” - The Canberra Times

Anna is also an examiner for AMEB and enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the leading teachers of her generation, having produced a multitude of young prizewinners . She continues to be in frequent demand for guest -recitals , workshops and music conferences throughout the world.

Anna is a recipient of a coveted Churchill Fellowship in 2001 and she was a Yamaha Artist for number of years.

She is interested in research in the performance wellness of classical pianists.


  • Postgraduate Certificate (Teacher-Performer), Ukraine, 1991.
  • Bachelor of Music, Ukraine, 1984.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Sleptsova, A., McKay, L., (2018), Chopin Piano and Cello Sonata. Frederic Chopin: Poet of the Piano, WAAPA, Music Auditorium, Anna Sleptsova.
  • Sleptsova, A., McKay, L., Glorie, R., Coughlan, M., (2018), Beethoven Triple Concerto. Beethoven Triple Concerto , Fremantle Town Hall ( 27 October ) Government House Ballroom (28 October), Fremantle Chamber Orchestra.
  • Sleptsova, A., (2017), Le Grand Duo and From Opera with Love -Opera Transcribed. WAAPA International Art Song Academy Fundraiser , Government House Ballroom, Perth Western Australia, WAAPA.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  Uncovering the unpublished chamber music of george frederick boyle

Co-ordinating Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  Exploring historical russian pianism in sergei lyapunov's twelve transcendental etudes, op. 11: The development of a performance edition
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