Russian pianist Anna Fedorova-Latso has been called “powerful and seductive” by the Desert Entertainment and praised for her “noble tone and expressive poetry” by Wiener Blätter. Starting at the young age of six, Anna was quickly noticed by famous Russian pianist and pedagogue Vera Gornostaeva.This later led to her studies at the Glinka Nizhegorod State Conservatory under Prof. Valery Starinin and Prof. Ekaterina Flerova where in addition to the Vladimir Krainev Foundation scholarship, she was awarded the highest honors and a prize for her extraordinary achievements during the studies. She later pursued her postgraduate studies at the Vienna Prayner Conservatory for Music and Dramatic in Austria. Anna further enriched her collaborative experience as chamber musician and accompanist of instrumentalists and singers at the Vienna State Opera.
She is a winner of several International Piano Competitions such as Russian Youth Piano Competition, Maria Cherogiorgou-Sigara in Athens, Città di Ovada in Italy, Maria Yudina in St. Petersburg, Scriabin International Piano Competition in Grosseto and the International Piano Competition in Santorini.
With her husband, she founded The Latsos Piano Duo, the recent winner of Beverly Hills National Auditions. Their repertoire includes all major works for four-hand piano and 2-piano duos as well as numerous forgotten original transcriptions and 20th century works. The Latsos has performed in numerous European countries as well as in Russia and the USA. Their Music in the Mansion Series concert was filmed by Beverly Hills Warner Cable Television BHTV10 Channel and also live-streamed on KUSC radio station. They have released two albums of piano music.
Her musical career includes being a concert pianist and collaborative artist, a pedagogue and an international juror. Anna has been teaching music to children, teens and adults for over 15 years, both privately and in group settings, including beginners through advanced levels. Growing around so many awesome minds in the city of Los Angeles, allowed Anna to see many different styles and approaches to educating.