Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Anastasia Kobekina
Cello
BBT Award 2022

Anastasia Kobekina - Biography

Russian born Anastasia Kobekina (27) began cello lessons aged four. On completion of her studies in Moscow she progressed to the Kronberg Academy, University of Arts in Berlin, Paris Conservatoire and now postgraduate studies at Frankfurter Hochschule.

Her repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary: as soloist she has performed with international orchestras such as Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Wiener Symphoniker, BBC Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, with conductors such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Valery Gergiev, Heinrich Schiff, Omer Meir Wellber, Vladimir Spivakov and Dmitrij Kitajenko.

As recitalist and chamber musician, she performs at major venues including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Tonhalle Zurich, Mariinsky Theater and festivals such as Gstaad Menuhin, Verbier, Schleswig Holstein, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival and La Folle Journée de Nantes. She plays a 1698 Stradivarius generously loaned by Stradivari Stiftung Habisreutinger.

As well as her BBT Award, Kobekina won the International Tchaikovsky Competition Bronze medal in 2019 and was a BBC New Generation Artist 2018-2021.

Photographs by Julia Altukhova