"Kobekina is a player with huge potential and almost overwhelming sincerity".
"The absolute public favourite ...
of the highest maturity".
"Soloist Anastasia Kobekina plays with gorgeous elegance and effortlessly wide lines".
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 a 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 the guidance of Krzysztov 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), the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the Kanagawa Philharmonic 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 and became Borletti-Buitoni Trust Artist by receiving an Award in March 2022.
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 with Frans Helmerson. She continued her studies at the University of Arts in Berlin (Prof. Jens-Peter Maintz) and then in the Conservatoire of Paris with Jerome Pernoo. Currently, she is doing her postgraduation in baroque Violoncello with Kristin von der Goltz at the Frankfurter Hochschule.
Kobekina performs on Violoncello Antonio Stradivarius from the year 1698 generously loaned by Stradivari Stiftung Habisreutinger.