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Anna Snezhina was born in Vladimir, Russia, in 1983. Her first music teacherwas V. Shevliakova. Anna almost immediately started performing.
1992 Grant winner of Rudin's chamber orchestra "Muzyka Viva". Snezhina performed with "Musica Viva" both in Vladimir and in Moscow.
1993 Selected to participate in the New Names charity program in Suzdal. For the next few years attended the New Names summer school in Suzdal.
1995 Participated in the 2nd International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Sendai, Japan. The same year Snezhina moved to Moscow and later, in 1998, continued her education in the class of A. Vandysheva at the Academic College of Music affiliated with the Moscow Conservatoire.
From 2003 to 2005 actively performed in Germany.
Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire:
2002 2007 Bachelor's Degree in the class of Professor Maya Glezarova
2007 2010 - Master's Degree in the class of Dmitry Shebalin, the People's Artist of Russia.
1992- 3rd prize winner of the 2nd Moscow Region Tchaikovsky Competition (Dubna)
1994 3rd prize winner of the 3rd Open All Russia Korsakov Competition (Tver)
1997 3rd prize winner of the 1st International Shostakovich Competition (Hannover, Germany).
Participated in the International Young Musicians Festival in Finland, 8th and 9th International Festivals "Music Collections". Under the framework of the "School of Muses" program performed in an ensemble in Poland and Belgium.
Twice participated in Master Classes in Banff Centre, Canada, where she was taught by Ian Swensen, Mariana Sirbu, Joel Smirnoff, Andres Cardenes, and Soovin Kim.
Played in ensemble with Frank Morelli (bassoon), James Campbell (clarinet), and Mariana Sirbu (violin).
Performed in 2 premiers: A. Koerpen's "Melusina" for solo violin, and sonata for violin and piano by E. Stoma.
Performed as a concertmaster Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Lior Shambadal conducting the Chief Conductor of Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2001 1st violin in Rusquartet.
Awards:
In 2007, the quartet was selected as one of the top ten string quartets invited to the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition (Canada), and since then it has become a permanent participant of the music festivals in Canada including Banff Summer Arts Festival.In October 2008, the quartet won the 8th Shostakovich International String Quartet Competition in Moscow.In November 2008, the quartet was awarded a diploma as a Semi-Finalist at the Tromp International Music Competition in the Netherlands.In 2008, the International Union of Musicians and the Chamber Music Association awarded RUSQUARTET with the Gaydamovich grant "For Achievements in Chamber Ensemble Performance". In 2011, RUSQUARTET was one of the 10 quartets selected for participation in the International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne, Australia.
RUSQUARTET took part in master classes in Banff Centre (Canada), Academie Musicale de Villecroze (France), Stanford University (USA) and MISQA in McGill University (Montreal, Canada).
Since September 2006 Anna teaches violin in Rubinstein's children school of arts and works with A.Vandysheva as her assistant.

 


 

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