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Anna Savkina

Violin

Considered to be one of the most expressive musicians of her generation, Anna Savkina has been awarded top prizes in many prestigious violin competitions, including Sendai Competition in Japan, the Louis Spohr in Germany, David Oistrakh in Russia, Heino Eller in Estonia, Buchenau Spring in Germany, Andrea Postacchini in Italy, Astana Competition in Kazakhstan.

Anna is twice prizewinner of the Sendai Competition in Japan in 2013 and 2016, where she got the Audience prize for two times. Also Anna is winner of «Gazprom» Bank Award and HSBC Bank Prize. She graduated from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the rank «The best graduate 2018».

She has been a guest soloist with many prominent orchestras, including the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, Musica Viva Orchestra, Virtuosos of Moscow, Ukraine National Symphony, the Wienerklassik Symphony, State Symphony Orchestra «New Russia», Symphonic Orchestra of CIS, Leonid Nikolayev Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Staatskapelle Weimar, Russian National Philharmonic, and the Estonian National Symphony; Philharmonics of Chisinau (Moldova), Arad, Bacau, Ploesti, Tecuci (Romania), Szolnok (Romania). She has performed with many famous conductors, including Vladimir Fedoseyev, Pascal Verrot, Junichi Hirokami, Alexander Rudin, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Sirenko, Yuri Bashmet, Paavo Järvi, Mikk Murdvee, Masahiro Izaki, Dumitru Goia, Vasily Valitov, Jovica Rado, Martin Hoff, Leonid Nikolaev, Steven Huang, Alexandru Ganea, Petronius Negresku, Vittorio Parisi and Hiroyuki Hibino.

A passionate musician, Anna has been an artist at many prominent music festivals, including Denis Matsuev’s Crescendo Festival and his Stars on Baikal Festival, December Nights in Moscow, the International Festival in Colmar and Vladimir Spivakov’s Moscow Meets Friends, Alexander Rudin’s Chamber Music Festival, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Liana Isakadze’s Night Serenades in Georgia, Queen Violin in Moldova, and Yuri Bashmet’s Winter Art Festival in Sochi, the Sendai Competition Winner’s series, Buchenau Festival in Germany.

Anna started playing the violin at the age of five. She showed exceptional musical abilities from a very early age and quickly became a winner of several international competitions in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, and Yakutsk.

In 2005, Ivetta Voronova, President of the New Names Interregional Charity Foundation and pianist Denis Matsuev invited Anna to Moscow to participate in the first Crescendo International Music Festival, where Mr. Matsuev and the New Names Foundation presented Anna with the violin. The next year, Anna participated in the International Music Festival "Moscow Meets Friends" where Maestro Vladimir Spivakov presented to her a violin of French violin master Alain Carbonare. In November 2008, she recorded her first solo album with a symphony orchestra, supported by production company RTN Entertainment. She has participated in master classes with prof. Pinchas Zukerman, David Chan, Wolfgang Redik, Pierre Amoyal, Cho-Liang Lin.

Born in Russia in 1994, Anna Savkina has studied at Gnessins’ Special Music School in Moscow under Prof. Alexander Vinnitsky. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where is currently pursuing her Graduate Diploma, as a student of Prof. Vladimir Ivanov. Also Anna is studying for Konzertexamen Degree of the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany with Professor Boris Garlitsky. Anna is the founder of the series of subscription concerts "Dedication" in Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Anna has toured her solo concerts in Europe, USA, and Asia.