The Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina is a multiple prize winner at international competitions. In 2018 she was awarded the Prix Thierry Scherz and the Prix André Hoffmann at the Swiss Winter Music Festival “Sommets musicaux de Gstaad” which includes a recording with the Bern Symphony orchestra for the Swiss recording label Claves.
In the same year Anastasia was selected by BBC 3 to join the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme from 2018 to 2020. In 2016 she won the soloist prize of the renowned German festival „Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“ and the 2nd prize at the George Enescu Competition in Bukarest.
As a soloist Anastasia recently has played with orchestras such as Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica (including participation in a CD production), German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen, Moscow Virtuosi, Vienna Symphonics, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater under the baton of maestro Gergiev, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony
Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Israel Camerata, and the Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Krzysztov Penderecki. In the upcoming season 2019-2020 Anastasia will go on tour with the Konzerthausorchestra Berlin (Austria, Netherlands) and will make her debut with the Royal Liverpool Orchestra.
Furthermore, the cellist has performed at prestigious venues like Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle and Mariinsky Theater. She has participated in many international festivals. Among them are the Chamber Music Week of the Verbier Festival, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Kronberg Cello Festival, Festival „Spannungen“ Heimbach, Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence and Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern.
She regularly performes with excellent musicians like Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Isabelle Faust, Lars Vogt, Vladimir Spivakov, Nicholas Altstaedt.
Anastasia won in 2015 the first prize at the TONALi Competition in Hamburg, Germany. In the following year Anastasia Kobekina received an invitation by Rolando Villazón to his German/French TV Show on Arte TV "Stars of tomorrow“.
From 2012 to 2016 Anastasia has studied at the prestigious German Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson. From 2016 to 2018 the cellist continued her study at the class of Jens Peter Maintz at University of Arts in Berlin. Currently she studies in Paris with Jerome Pernoo.
Anastasia Kobekina is playing Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (1740).
In June 2019 Anastasia won the Bronze medal at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in St. Petersburg.
In 2018 she became a „New Generation Artist“ of the BBC 3 Radio Scheme and was also awarded the Prix Thierry Scherz and the Prix André Hoffmann at the Swiss Winter Music Festival “Sommets musicaux de Gstaad”, a reward that comprises a recording with orchestra for the Swiss recording label Claves (released in April 2019).
Her new album "Shostakovich | Weinberg | Kobekin" has been released on April 2019 at Claves Records