Annastasia Victory is an internationally acclaimed pianist, music director, composer, arranger, conductor, and recording artist recognized for her extensive background and ability to integrate many styles of music proficiently. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as a virtuoso pianist at just 16 years old, as well as performing as a soloist with the symphonic orchestra at Merkin Hall as a winner of the Kaufman Concerto Competition.
Her work with 3 Mo' Divas, a live PBS special nominated for an NAACP Image Award, earned her the nickname “Diva of the Keys.” She has arranged and recorded with some of the biggest names in the business, including Tony Award Winner Leslie Odom Jr. on both his albums: Simply Christmas and Simply Christmas (Deluxe Edition), as well as collaborating with artists such as Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brooke Shields, Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Zara Larsson, Deborah Cox, Ryan Silverman, and many more.
Ms. Victory had an exciting year making her Broadway conducting debut in the revival of Once On This Island which won 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. She was also commissioned to compose a song for Hillary Clinton, an honoree for The Canales Project Hear Her Song initiative which celebrates remarkable women and female empowerment. Currently, she is the music director for Cynthia Erivo’s upcoming PBS taping of “Live from Lincoln Center presents Stars in Concert”. This performance will be taped, airing on PBS in the spring of 2019.
Annastasia had the honor to music direct and arrange for Don't Bother Me I can't Cope at Encores! Off-Center at NY City Center choreographed and directed by the legendary Savion Glover. This was Ms. Victory’s fourth season with Encores! previously serving as the music director, conductor, and pianist for The Bubbly Black Girl...Chameleon Skin written by Kiersten Childs, starring Tony Award winner Nikki James which the New York Times hailed as “a hot five-person band...and spectacular vocal arrangements...led by Annastasia Victory”. She also played hammond organ for Jamboree, starring Sutton Foster and Jonathan Groff, music directed by Jeanine Tesori, as well as playing piano and organ for Little Shop of Horrors, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene (original Audrey).
Additionally, she has had the pleasure of working on incredible projects such as Little Dancer at The Kennedy Center (AMD, Piano, Accordion), directed by Susan Stroman; Stomping Grounds, a hip-hopera at Glimmerglass Festival (Arranger, Orchestrator, Co-composer); The Color Purple Broadway Revival (Keys, Organ) with Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks; Nice Work If You Can Get It Original Broadway Cast Recording (Lead Pianist), as well as the music director for Billy Porter at the HRC National Dinner. She also had the honor of collaborating with Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell for the World Science Festival (Jazz at Lincoln Center).
Ms. Victory’s original music compositions, as the front woman of the pop/rock band AñaVaña (signed to Australian Zip Records), have been featured on MTV and ranked amongst the top Billboard Songwriters. She was also a Top 5 Finalist in the Markievicz Gold Medal Composition Competition, an international competition in Ireland for original compositions.
Her education includes the Juilliard School of Music, School of Sound and Audio Engineering, and Moscow Music Conservatory of Tchaikovsky Pre-School. She calls New York City home alongside her husband, an accomplished musician who is currently the Music Director for Amateur Night at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.
In addition to her many upcoming appearances and collaborations, Ms. Victory is also working on her solo music - an eclectic blend of classical and pop - to be released later this year.