Anna Kondrashina is one of the most communicative, exciting and inspiring performers of her generation.
Anna is a prizewinner of several prestigious competitions, such as the Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan and the Nicolet International Flute Competition in China. She has been awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal in the UK.
Anna has performed as soloist with the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra under Hiroshi Sekiya, and the Buchmann-Mehta Symphony conducted by Zubin Mehta, to name a few.
She is frequently invited to perform as principal and section flautist with numerous orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Arch Sinfonia Orchestra, London, and the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, and has worked with notable conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Trevor Pinnock, David Afkham and Daniel Oren. In 2018 Anna has been invited to join the London Philharmonic Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme.
Anna regularly takes part in diverse projects and music festivals all across the globe: in Russia, England, Italy, Germany, Israel, China, and Japan.
She has had the honour of performing at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly Church, Royal Festival Hall, London, the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory and Suntory Hall, Tokyo and has collaborated with renowned artists including Rachel Podger, Denis Bouriakov and Vag Papian.
Anna Kondrashina was born in Moscow, where she received her primary education at the Gnessin Special School of Music, studying flute under Maria Chepurina. She completed her Bachelor degree at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Olga Ivusheikova, excelling on both modern and baroque flute. She received an Artist’s Diploma from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, winning the Adler-Buchmann scholarship programme for outstanding foreign students and studying in the class of Yossi Arnheim.
Anna has received the honour of a full scholarship to study the Master of Arts in Performance programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with the renowned flautist William Bennett. Her studies are generously made possible by the Future of Russia Foundation and Khodorkovsky Foundation. She regularly takes part in masterclasses with Emily Beynon, Lorna McGhee, Felix Renggli, Juliette Bausor, Michael Cox and Paul Edmund-Davies.
Anna plays on an Altus flute with a Mancke headjoint, thanks to the kind generosity of Jane Elizabeth Bass.