Anna Vavilova was raised in a musical and cultural environment of teachers, composers, and performing artists in the direct lineage of Chopin. Among her many distinguished teachers were prof. Kum Sing Lee (juror of Chopin's Competition), Dr. Sara Davis – Buechner (Bronze medallist of Tchaikovsky Competition) and Dr. Henri-Paul Sicsic (disciple student of A. Cortot). Ms. Vavilova took masterclasses from world-renowned musicians: V. Monastyrski (Israel), Aquiles Delle Vigne (Argentina), Martha Noguera (Argentina), E. Skovorodnikov (Ukraine/Canada) and attended piano summer festivals in the US, France, Italy and Russia.
A laureate of the Pacific Spotlight Competition on CBC Radio Two (Canada), Latvian-born Canadian pianist Anna Vavilova has won many accolades for her intuitive and sensitive interpretations of contemporary music. The recipient of KPU Top 25 Music Alumni Award, Dr. Vavilova is the director and founder of World of Music and Arts, one of British Columbia's largest private music academies for K-12. With a great passion for teaching Dr. Vavilova has guided her students to enter prestigious university music programs and her students have been noted in competitions with highest praise. Throughout her years in Canada, Anna Vavilova has been continuously performing solo and chamber music, in addition to being a board member, adviser and a juror at numerous international competitions and festivals (to name a few: Abbaye de Pontlevoy Music Festival in France, Tsar’s Village International Music Festival and competition in Russia, Bolzano Music Festival in Italy (cancelled due to pandemic), Mark Rothko Contemporary Music Competition in Latvia).
Dr. Vavilova has been a guest artist and lecturer in KPU University, as well as a clinician for RMTA with unique workshops on performance artistry. Being an ardent educator Dr. Vavilova released over 400 video recordings and tutorials during pandemic to provide a comprehensive guide to Royal Conservatory of Music Repertoire.