ARTIST ‣ Anna Ovsyanikova: London Violinist
Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Anna Ovsyanikova is a classical violinist regularly performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.
As a recitalist and chamber musicians she has performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room, Embassy of Russia in the UK, Birmingham Symphony and Birmingham Town Hall. Anna has established a reputation as a soloist, having won several concerto competitions in the UK and performing concertos with Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the City, Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic in Romania amongst many others.
Originally from Russia, at the age of 16 Anna Ovsyanikova made her international debut in Germany and went on to study in the UK, completing her studies at the Royal Academy of Music for Masters where she graduated from the Masters programme with distinction and DipRAM – the highest possible award. She is also an alumna of Birmingham Conservatoire and Rimsky-Korsakov Pre Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Dedicated orchestral leader, she has led orchestras conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelson and Martyn Brabbins amongst others. Anna was the leader of all Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy Symphony orchestras as well as CBSO Youth, Cheltenham Festival Orchestra, YMSO and Bombay Chamber Orchestra (LPO Future Firsts trip to India). She has also co-led orchestras under Semyon Bychkov, Leif Segerstam and accompanied instrumental soloists including Mitsuko Uchida, Martha Argerich and Natalia Gutman.
Anna appears as a freelance player with different orchestras including the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, London Contemporary Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and many others. As a member of London Contemporary Orchestra she recorded tracks and performed with artists including Beck, Thom Yorke, Frank Ocean, Goldfrapp, Donovan, Jimmy Page and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead. At the Royal Opera House Anna had a privilege to work with such opera singers as Jonas Kaufmann, Elina Garanča, Bryn Terfel, Anna Netrebko, Ludovic Tézier amongst others.
Visit Anna at https://annalondonviolinist.com/