Born in 1979, Russia, Anatoly Larkin has been studying and making music from around the age of 4. After undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK, Anatoly completed his doctoral studies in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota, under the advice of Alexander Braginsky. In Minnesota, he was a member of the new-music ensemble, Zeitgeist, premiering works by leading American composers. As an active improviser, he frequently collaborated with trombonist Patrick Crossland, clarinetist Pat O'Keefe and other artists.
In 2005, he moved to Raleigh, NC, to join Zenph, a music technology company. There he developed a software/manual process, subsequently trademarked as "Re-Performance®", that made it possible to hear performances of recorded pianists live, through modern reproducing piano technology. He oversaw the recording and production of five critically acclaimed piano albums. In 2010 and 2012, his re-creation of Rachmaninoff's and Marvin Hamlisch's pianism (respectively) was featured in 'Live from Lincoln Center' PBS telecast, in collaboration with violinist Joshua Bell.
Anatoly continues to perform, teach, and, occasionally, compose music. In his teaching studio, he employs the successful ear-training methods of his first music teacher, Nadezhda Matsayeva. His recent and upcoming projects include a Russian Composers special feature on "The Classical Station" (89.7FM), piano recordings with piano technician Marc Wienert, performances with cellist Jonathan Kramer and clarinetist Fred Jacobowitz, as well as the continuing collaboration with composers John Starosta and Craig Bove.