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ABOUT

Considered to be one of the most expressive musicians of her generation, Anna Savkina is a prizewinner of the Sendai Competition in Japan in 2013 and 2016 and has been awarded with top prizes in many prestigious violin competitions, including the Louis Spohr competition in Germany, David Oistrakh, Savshinsky, Rotary, Delphic Games, and Yampolsky competition in Russia, Heino Eller in Estonia, Buchenau Spring in Germany, Andrea Postacchini in Italy, Emir Kusturica in Serbia and Astana Competition in Kazakhstan.

Born in Bratsk-city in the Siberian region of Russia in 1994, Anna has been awarded with the title “The best graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory of the year” where she studied with Prof. Alexander Vinnitsky and Prof. Vladimir Ivanov. Anna has completed her internship at the Folkwang University in Germany with Prof. Boris Garlitsky. Also, she has participated in various masterclasses with prof. Boris Kuschnir, Pinchas Zukerman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Pierre Amoyal, Mihaela Martin, Augustin Dumay, David Chan, Guy Braunstein, Wolfgang Redik and Guillaume Sutre.

Since 2019, Anna has been a soloist of St. Petersburg House of Music. Since 2018, she has been participating in the programs of the Villa Musica Foundation in Germany. Anna is also a winner of the “Gazprom Bank Award” and the “HSBC Bank Prize”. She has collaborated with eminent conductors including Vladimir Fedoseyev, Pascal Verrot, Vladimir Spivakov, Junichi Hirokami, Masahiro Izaki, Yuri Bashmet,  Alexander Rudin, Vladimir Sirenko, Dumitru Goia, Orhun Orhon, Mikk Murdvee, Alim Shakhmametiev, Anatoly Levin, Yuri Medianik, Konstantin Chudovsky, Azim Karimov, Jeremy Walker, Tao Fan, Vasily Valitov, Gian Luigi Zampieri, Emmanuel Leducq-Barome, Martin Hoff, Leonid Nikolaev, Alexei Rubin, Saulius Sondeckis, Samuel Seungwon Lee, Steven Huang, Alexandru Ganea, Petronius Negresku, Vittorio Parisi, Alexander Titov, Alexander Kantorov, Andrey Lebedev, Hiroyuki Hibino and others.

Anna has taken part in many prominent music festivals, including the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Yuri Bashmet’s Winter Art Festival in Sochi, Vladimir Spivakov’s International Festival in Colmar and “Moscow Meets Friends”, Denis Matsuev’s Crescendo Festival and “Stars on Baikal” Festival, December Nights in Moscow, Alexander Rudin’s Chamber Music Festival, Liana Isakadze’s “Night Serenades” in Georgia, Queen Violin in Moldova, Sendai Music Summer Festival in Japan, Buchenau Festival and Blackmore’s Berlin Series 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 Charitable 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 her with a personalized violin. In the same year Anna takes part in the international festival “Moscow Meets Friends”, where maestro Vladimir Spivakov presents her with a violin by Alain Carbonare. In November 2008, she recorded her first solo album with a symphony orchestra, supported by the “RTN Entertainment” production company. In 2019, the Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory released Anna’s first chamber music album with works by Yuri Boutsko.

With her solo concerts, Anna toured Europe, the USA and Asia. She  currently plays the 1752 violin by Tommaso Balestrieri, generously provided by the St. Petersburg House of Music.

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REPERTOIRE LIST

Bach:
Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor BWV 1041
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major BWV 1042
Concerto for two violins in d minor BWV 1043
Barber:
Violin concerto Opus 14
Beethoven:
Violin Concerto in D major Opus 61
Brahms:
Violin concerto in D major, Opus 77
Bruch:
Violin concerto No. 1 in G minor, Opus 26
Scottish Fantasy in E flat major, Opus 46
Glazunov:
Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 82
Haydn:
Concerto No. 1 in C major
Double Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra in F major
He / Chen
The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Lalo:
Symphonie Espagnole in d Minor, Opus 21
Mendelssohn:
Violin concerto in E minor, Opus 64
Violin Concerto in D minor
Concerto for violin, piano & chamber orchestra in D minor
Mozart:
Violin concerto No. 1 in B-flat major KV207
Violin concerto No. 3 in G major, KV216
Violin concerto No. 4 in D major KV 218
Violin concerto No. 5 in A major (Turkish), KV219
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K. 364
Concertone for two violins and orchestra
Adagio in E major KV 261
Rondo in C major KV 373
Paganini:
Violin concerto No. 1 in D major, Opus 6
Campanella from Concerto No. 2
Piazzolla:
Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Schumann:
Violin concerto in D minor WoO 23
Sibelius:
Violin concerto in D minor, Opus 47
Shostakovich:
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Opus 77
Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor Opus 129
Stravinsky:
Violin Concerto in D Major
Szymanowski:
Violin Concerto No. 1, Opus 35
Taneyev:
Concert suite for violin and orchestra, Opus 28
Tchaikovsky:
Violin concerto in D major, Opus 35
Vieuxtemps:
Violin concerto No. 5 in A minor, Opus 37
Vivaldi:
Four Concertos «The Seasons»
Concerto in D major RV 212 “St. Antonio”
Concerto in a minor RV 356
Concerto in E flat major RV 253 “La tempesta di mare”
Weinberg:
Concertino for violin and strings

Baltakas:
Recitativo
Bartok:
Romanian Folk Dances
Beethoven:
Romance No. 1 in G major Opus 40
Romance No. 2 in F major Opus 50
Bloch:
“Baal Shem” Suite
Brahms:
Hungarian Dances
Bruch:
Kol Nidrei
Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
«Figaro» Concert Transcription from Rossini «Barber of Seville»
Chausson:
Poeme Opus 25
Hubay:
Carmen-Fantasy
Lysenko:
Second Ukrainian Rhapsody «Dumka-Shumka»
Messiaen:
Theme and Variations
Mendelssohn:
Rondo-Capriccioso
Milhaud:
«Le boeuf sur le toit» for violin and piano
Mozart:
Adagio in E Major, K. 261
Rondo in C major K. 373
Rondo from Serenade No. 7 “Haffner”, K. 250
Paganini:
«I Palpiti» Variations on a Theme from the Opera «Tancredi» by G.Rossini, Opus 13
«The Carnival of Venice» Opus 10
Pepin:
«Autumn Rhythm» (2018)
Ravel:
Rhapsody «Tzigane»
Saint-Saens:
«Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso», Opus 28
«Havanaise» in E major, Opus 83
Sarasate:
«Carmen – Fantasy» Opus 25
«Gypsy Airs» Opus 20
«Caprice Basque» Opus 24
Introduction and Tarantella Opus 43
Schubert:
Rondo Brillant in B minor D. 895
Rondo in A major for Violin and Strings
Schumann:
Fantasy for violin and orchestra in C major Opus 131(original and Kreisler’s versions)
Sibelius:
Humoresques Opus 87 & Opus 89
Pieces Opus 79
Skoryk:
Carpathian Rhapsody «in the style of Liszt» for violin and piano
Szymanowski:
«Mythes» Opus 30
Nocturne and Tarantella Opus 28
Three Paganini Caprices Opus 40
Tartini: Sonata in G minor «The Devil’s Trill»
Tchaikovsky:
Five pieces – Serenade Melancolique (Opus 26), Valse-Scherzo (Opus 34), Meditation
(Opus 42 No. 1), Scherzo (Opus 42 No. 2), Melody (Opus 42 No. 3), Valse Sentimentale
(Opus 51 No. 6)
Waxman:
«Carmen – Fantasy»
Wieniawski:
Polonaise de Concert No. 1 in D major, Opus 4
Fantaisie Brillante on Themes from Gounod’s “Faust”, Opus 20
Scherzo-Tarantella Opus 16
Legende Opus 17
Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 15
Zimbalist:
Fantasy on Themes from the Opera «The golden cockerel» by N.Rimsky-Korsakov
Ysaÿe:
Caprice after a study in form of a waltz (opus 52-6) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Ysaÿe:
Poème Élégiaque, Opus 12

Bazzini
De Falla
Debussy
Elgar
Granados
Kreisler
Rachmaninov
Ravel
Schubert
Sarasate
Wagner
Joachim
Massenet

Bach:
Sonatas and Partitas BWV 1001-1006
Bartok:
Sonata for violin solo Sz. 117
Eller Heino:
Fantasy for violin solo
Ernst:
“The Last Rose of Summer” variations
Frolov Igor:
Sonata-Fantasia in memory of D. Oistrakh
Hindemith:
Sonata for violin solo Opus 31 No.2
Lee Shinuh:
Psalm of Nature (2014)
Milstein:
“Paganiniana” Variations
Nam Junghoon:
Taste for the Arts (2014)
Paganini:
24 Caprices Opus 1
Prokofiev:
Sonata for violin solo in D major Opus 115
Telemann:
12 Fantasias for violin solo TWV 40: 14-25
Ysaye:
6 Sonatas for violin solo Opus 27
Yun Isang:
«Kontraste» 2 pieces for violin solo (1987)
«Li-Na im Garten» 5 pieces for violin solo (1984/85)
Zwilich Ellen Taaffe:
Fantasy for violin solo
Sonatas for violin and piano
Beethoven:
Sonata No. 1 in D major, Opus 12 No. 1
Sonata No. 2 in A major, Opus 12 No. 2
Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 12 No. 3
Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Opus 23
Sonata No. 5 in А major, Opus 24
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Opus 30 No. 1
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Opus 30 No. 2
Sonata No. 9 «Kreutzer» in A major Opus 47
Boutsko Yuri:
Sonata for violin and piano (1975)
Brahms:
3 Sonatas for violin and piano
Debussy:
Sonata for violin and piano
Dvorak:
Sonatina for violin and piano in G major Opus 100
Franck:
Sonata for violin and piano in A major
Grieg:
Sonata No. 3 in C minor Opus 45 for violin and piano
Janáček:
Sonata for violin and piano
Mendelssohn:
Sonata for violin and piano in F major (1838)
Mozart:
Sonata KV 301 for violin and piano
Sonata KV 304 for violin and piano
Sonata KV 376 for violin and piano
Sonata KV 454 for violin and piano
Prokofiev:
2 Sonatas for violin and piano
Ravel:
Sonata for violin and piano G major
Schubert:
Sonata «Grand Duo» in A major D574
Fantasia in C major for violin and piano D934
Schumann:
Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano in a minor Opus 135
Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano in a minor Opus 121
Shostakovich:
Sonata for violin and Piano Opus 134
Schnittke:
Sonata for violin and piano No. 1

Arensky:
Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor Opus 32
String quartet No. 2 in a minor Opus 35
Beethoven:
String Quartet No. 2 in G major Opus 18-2
String Quartet No. 5 in A major Opus 18-5
String Quartet No. 9 in C major Opus 59-3 “Rasumovsky”
String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major Opus 127
String Trio in E-Flat major Opus 3
“Kakadu Variations” Piano Trio Opus 121a
Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat major Opus 1
Boutsko:
Piano Trio No. 3 «From the days of my youth»
Brahms:
Piano quintet in f minor Opus 34
String quartet No. 3 in B flat major Opus 67
Chausson:
String Quartet («Unfinished») Opus 35
Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet in D major Opus 21
Franck:
Piano Quintet in f minor FWV 7
Frolov:
Suite for two violins
Haydn:
String quartet in C major Opus 76, No. 3
String quartet in D major Opus 64 No. 5
String quartet in d minor Opus 76 No. 2
String Quartet in g minor Opus 74 No. 3
Kodaly:
Duo for violin and cello Opus 7
Mendelssohn:
Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor Opus 49
String Quartet No. 2 in a minor Opus 13
Mozart:
String Quartet No. 19 in C major KV 465 “Dissonant“
String Quartet No. 21 in D major (‘Prussian 1’) KV 575
Duo No. 1 in G major for violin and viola KV 423
Duo No. 2 in B flat major for violin and viola KV 424
Prokofiev:
Sonata for two violins Opus 56
Rachmaninov:
Piano Trio Elegiaque No.1 in g minor
Piano Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in f minor
Ravel:
String Quartet in F major:
Sonata for violin and cello in C major
Schubert:
String quartet No.14 in d minor «Death and the Maiden»
String quartet No.13 in a minor D. 804 «Rosamunde»
String quintet in C major D. 956
Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major Opus 99
Der Erlkönig for violin and viola
Schumann:
Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Opus 47
Piano Quintet in Eb major Opus 44
Shostakovich:
Piano Quintet in g minor Opus 57
Piano Trio in e minor Opus 67
String Quartet No. 8 in c minor Opus 110
String Quartet No. 3 in F major Opus 73
String Quartet No.6 in G major, Op.101
Schnittke:
Piano Quintet
Taneyev:
Piano Quintet Opus 30
Tchaikovsky:
String Sextet in d minor Opus 70 “Souvenir de Florence”
Webern:
5 pieces for string quartet Opus 5
Ysaye:
Sonata for two violins

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