Biography

The Winner of the 11th International "Maria Yudina" Competition in 2009, and the Honor Diploma recipient of the 10th International "Maria Yudina" Competition in 2008,and Anna is the American Foundation scholarship student Andreas Makris Anna Kolobova has amazed the audiences with her virtuosity, professionalism and charm.

Born in Slonim, Belarus, she began playing violin at the age of 6, graduating from the G.V. Sviridov School for the Arts in St. Petersburg and, in viola, from the Mussorgsky School of Music, after which she entered the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, studying under Prof. V.I. Stopichev. For her exceptional talent, she was awarded the N. Rubinstein Scholarship in 2004, and graduated from the Conservatory with honors in 2007.

Within her active and ever-growing career, Anna Kolobova has performed as a soloist, chamber musician or orchestra member with ensembles such as the Orchestra of the Hermitage, the St. Petersburg Camerata, the Federal Philharmonic of the Caucasian Mineral Waters in Kislovodsk, the Karelian Philharmonic in Petrozavodsk (where she was a featured soloist in the Russian premiere of Viola Concerto by the Greek-American composer Andreas Makris), the Eutin Festival Orchestra in Germany, the State Symphony Orchestra Nikolai Kornev, the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra in Atlanta (USA), a period-instrument orchestra New Trinity Baroque (USA), the Orchestra of the  Daejeon Music Academy (South Korea),  the String Duo "Moonlight Serenade", the String Quartet "Rosenthal", and many others.  She has participated in festivals such as at the International Festival  "Onego-Classic" (Republic of Karelia),  the Eutin Summer Festival in Germany (both in 2012 and 2013),  the International Week of the St. Petersburg Conservatory (where in 2012 she premiered the Concerto for Viola and chamber orchestra by Anton Tanonov after the miniatures by Semen Altov), and many others. She has collaborated with conductors such as Zaurbek Gugkaev, Alim Shahmametyev, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Fabio Mastrangelo (Italy), Urs-Michael Theus (Germany), Predrag Gosta (Serbia/USA), Ayoob Kuliev (Azerbaijan), Vassily Sinaisky, Alexander Polishchuk, Konstantin Orbelyan, Felix Korobov, Saulus Sondeckis, Federico Mondelci (Italy), Mats Liljefors (Sweden), John Bunon, Vladimir Fanshil, Karlos Spirer (Germany), Anatoly Rybalko, Nikolai Kornev, Sergey Stadler, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Conrad van Alfen (The Netherlands), Joost Smeets (The Netherlands), Johan Michael Katz (United Kingdom), Viktor Yampolski (USA), Valery Hlebnikov and others.

An active educator, she has taught at the G.V. Sviridov School for the Arts in St. Petersburg, the Music Academy in Daejeon, South Korea, and at various masterclasses. She plays a 1780 viola by Johann Christian Ficker (Germany).
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