Anna Chepikova was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. She started playing piano at the age of 3 and had her first appearance on a professional stage at the age of 5. She won her first Grand Prize at the P.I Tchaikovsky's " Album for the Young" Competition in St. Petersburg at the age of 9 while performing with worldwide famous Concert Pianist Gregory Sokolov who handed her the Grand Award in front of hundreds of people. At the same age she has already performed at major Philharmonic Halls such as Glinka Philharmonic Hall and Shostakovich Concert Hall. By the age of 9 Anna has recorded her first album, has appeared on various TV shows and has had a number of radio recording sessions. She is a winner of numerous Piano Competitions, such as Bach's Competition, Chopin's Competition, "Young Talents of Russia", "Best Pianists of St. Petersburg" and others.