CV of Anastasia Kobekina
Born in 1994 in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Anastasia received her first cello lessons when she was 4 years old. In 2006 she was accepted at the Central Music School, part of the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Olga Galochkina.
As from season 2012-2013, Anastasia will continue her studies as Young Soloist at the Kronberg Academy in Germany with Frans Helmerson.
In Russia, Anastasia was first-prize winner of several international competitions, such as the television contest "Nutcracker" in 2007 and the competition "New names" (2008); she was finalist of the international contest "Eurovision Young Musicians" in Vienna in 2008, and laureate of the "Central Music School" competition in Moscow (2009) where she won the 1st prize. In 2010, she participated in a master class of David Geringas at the Kronberg Academy, where she was awarded the Landgraf von Hessen Preis.
In 2011 she was invited to perform a recital program on the 10th Cello Festival of Kronberg.
Not only the famous concert halls of Moscow, Berlin, Vienna and Brussels have heard Anastasia play, she also was invited to perform during the inauguration of the Russian Cultural Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel (2007).
As a soloist Anastasia played with orchestras such as the Moscow Virtuosi, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Orchestra and the Sinfonia Varsovia (under baton of Krzysztov Penderecki).Summer 2012 Anastasia was elected to join the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy, where she participated in master classes from Ralph Kirshbaum, Torleif Thedéen, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Ferenc Rados, Antoine Tamestit, Steven Isserlis and Pamela Frank.
Other masterclasses she followed as an active participant were from Natalia Shakhovskaya, Natalia Gutman, Leonid Gorohov, Gary Hoffman, Enrico Dindo and Giovanni Sollima.
Anastasia has been playing on many festivals, including “Moscow meets friends” (2008, 2009), “Rising stars in the Kremlin” (2010), 35th Music festival in Alzenau, Germany (2010) and the Cello festival in Kronberg (2011) and in 2012 in Chamber Music Connects the World.
Anastasia is an exhibitioner of the International Charitable Foundation named after Vladimir Spivakov. She plays on a cello from Stefano Scarampella (19th Century), on loan from the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation.