Kuvaja, Anna


A versatile soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, Finnish pianist Anna Kuvaja is also an active fortepianist and an assured performer of contemporary repertoire. Anna has given recitals both at home and abroad, made a number of recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) and appeared at numerous festivals large and small.

In addition to her career as a concert pianist, Anna has taught at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki since 2010. In 2016, Anna published her first solo album, Fluvial, on the Alba Records label. BBC Music Magazine awarded it a full five stars and described it as “a stunning debut disc… powerful Schubert”. In 2022 Alba released Soiréestücke, a chamber music album with the clarinettist Lauri Sallinen, which was also well- received.

Anna Kuvaja studied piano at the Sibelius Academy with Tuija Hakkila and Liisa Pohjola. She was an exchange student at the CNSM in Paris with Henri Barda and further honed her skills as a member of the Zurich Opera Orchestra academy.