Anya Nazaruk

Anya Nazaruk is a composer, arranger, conductor and pianist from Russia. She was born in Rostov-on-Don, where she completed a Diploma with Honors in Jazz Piano in the Rostov College of Arts where she went on obtain a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Music (Composition) in the Music Academy of S. Rachmaninov (Russia, Rostov-on-Don).

Anya has a Diploma in Choral Conducting after studying in Koshalin, Poland (1999-2003). In 2000 she completed pipe organ courses in Lutomirsk, Poland.

Anya’s compositions have been performed in concerts, festivals and competitions within and outside of Russia. Her composition achievements include:

  • UNISONG International Song Contest 2000 (finalist with a song "Here the Lord Knocks at the Door") USA, San Francisco
  • Great American Song Contest 2001. Special Music Category winner with a song "Agnus Dei" and 'Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting' award for a song "Ave Maria". Portland, USA
  • Diploma of Honor and Prize from the Russia Academy of Music for the symphony suite "Legends of Olden Times" (Young Composers Festival 'Opus One'. Moscow, Russia) which had a public performance by Rostov Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in 2005
  • Public performance of the vocal cycle for soprano and chamber ensemble "By the Eyes of a Grown-Up Child". Composers Festival "Youth Academies of Russia", St. Petersburg, Russia.

Since moving to NZ, Anya has been involved in various shows and was a Musical Director of “Footloose” (2008) and “Bye, bye, Birdie” (2010). Anya is currently the Director of Music at Southwell School, Hamilton.

Anya Nazaruk