Anna Savkina


Violin

Anna Savkina was born in Bratsk (Irkutsk Region) in 1994. In 2013 she graduated from the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music (class of Alexander Vinnitsky), and in 2018 she graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of Vladimir Ivanov), subsequently completing a trainee-assistantship there.

Prize-winner at the Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition (2006 and 2008; 1st prizes), the International LOUIS SPOHR Competition for Young Violinists (Weimar, 2007; 1st prize), the International Violin Competition Andrea Postacchini (Fermo, Italy, 2011; 3rd prize), the Heino Eller International Violin Competition (Tallinn, 2013; 3rd prize), the Sendai International Music Competition (Japan, 2013; 4th prize and Audience Award), the Astana Violin competition (Kazakhstan, 2014; Grand Prix), the Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Moscow, 2017; 3rd prize), the International Music Competition Buchenau Spring (Eiterfeld, Germany, 2018; 1st prize), the All-Russian Young Performers’ Competition commemorating seventy-five years since the founding of the Kazan Conservatory (2020; 1st prize) and the Savshinsky International Music Competition (St Petersburg, 2021; 2nd prize).

Has taken part in masterclasses conducted by Boris Kuschnir, Pierre Amoyal, Wolfgang Redik, David Chan, Pinchas Zukerman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Mihaela Martin, Augustin Dumay, Guy Braunstein and Guillaume Sutre.

Tours with recitals throughout Russia and abroad. Has made appearances at the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory among numerous other venues. Collaborates with leading Russian and international orchestras. Has appeared under conductors including Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Pascal Verrot, Junichi Hirokami, Alexander Rudin, Vladimir Sirenko, Paavo Järvi, Emmanuel Leducq-Barôme, Alexei Rubin, Saulius Sondeckis, Alexei Vasiliev, Martin Hoff and Alexander Kantorov.

Has been a participant at the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), the Festival International de Colmar (France), the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, the Night Serenades festival (Georgia), the Queen Violin festival (Moldova), the festivals Crescendo, Stars on Baikal and Moscow Greets Its Friends among others.

Participant in programmes of the St Petersburg Music House since 2019.

She currently plays a Tommaso Balestrieri violin (1752), on loan from the St Petersburg Music House.
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