Anna Ulaieva (Ukraine)

Dear Mrs. Steinegger

The financial support from your foundation was crucial for me in 2014.

I got 350 € a month all year, which allowed me to pay for my dorm room and food.

In the meantime, my first CD “Von Kriegs- und Jahreszeiten” was released, which was recorded at the solo recital in Leipzig after winning the Blüthner Piano Competition.
In May 2015, I got a job as a piano teacher for gifted children and adolescents up to the age of 19 at the University of Music in Graz and have been working for two years to build up a class. This work has given me a whole new and beautiful dimension. It fascinates and motivates me to get the most out of the young people entrusted to me.

I completed my MA in March of this year. In preparation for the two-part MA exam, I went to Novi Sad in Serbia for the “Isidor Bajic” Klawierwettbewerb and shared the second prize with the other fellow of your foundation Levon Avagyan.
One of my most important tasks during the past academic year was the founding of the international masterclass for young musicians in Kapfenberg “Gifted in Music”.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that your Foundation has done for me and many other young musicians to make our studies in the EU countries easier.

Anna Ulaieva
Juli 2017