With a wide repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music, playing on both modern and period instruments, Anastasia Kobekina has established herself as one of the most
exciting cellists of the younger generation.
As soloist, Anastasia performed with worldwide renowned orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Wiener Symphoniker, the BBC, Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi, the
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, and under under the guidance of Krzysztof Penderecki, Valery Gergiev, Heinrich Schiff, Omer Meir Wellber, Vladimir Spivakov and Dmitrij Kitajenko.
Highlights of the 2020/21 season, include debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Barcelona Symphony
Orchestra (OBC) as well as recital debuts at the Verbier Festival and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
In June 2019 Anastasia won the Bronze medal at the XVI International Tchaikovsky
Competition in St. Petersburg. She 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) Kobekina has been a BBC New Generation Artist from 2018-2021.
Anastasia has been participating in many festivals performing chamber music alongside artists such as Gidon Kremer, Renaud Capuçon, Yuri Bashmet, Giovanni Sollima, Denis, Matsuev, Fazil Say, Vladimir Spivakov, and Andras Schiff.
As a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician, Anastasia Kobekina performs at the world’s major venues and festivals, including the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Zurich, the Mariinsky Theater, Les
Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Kronberg Cello Festival, Festival „Spannungen“ Heimbach, the Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence, Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Folle
Born in Russia into a family of musicians, she received her first cello lessons at the age of four. Following the completion of her studies in Moscow she was invited to study at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.
She continued her studies at the University of Arts in Berlin.
She is currently a student at the Conservatoire of Paris and at the Frankfurter Hochschule
(baroque violoncello class)
Anastasia performs on a 1743 violoncello by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.