Anastasia Kobekina

Lucerne Symphony Orchestra debut: December 17, 2023

Unmatched musician

With a wide-ranging repertoire spanning from baroque to contemporary music and performed 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 Kobekina has performed with world-renowned orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Vienna Symphony, the BBC, the Philharmonic, the Kremerata Baltica, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, and under the direction 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), and 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”, an award that includes a recording with orchestra for the Swiss record label Claves (released in April 2019) Kobekina is BBC New Generation Artist from 2018-2021.

Anastasia Kobekina has participated in many festivals and performed chamber music with 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 in the most important concert halls and festivals in the world, including the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Zurich, Mariinsky Theater, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Kronberg Cello Festival, Festival “Spannungen” Heimbach, Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence, Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Folle Journee Nentes.

Born in Russia into a family of musicians, she received her first cello lessons at the age of four. After completing her studies in Moscow, she was invited to study at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. She continued her studies at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She is currently a student at the Paris Conservatory and at the Frankfurt Hochschule (Baroque cello class).

Kobekina performs on the violoncello Antonio Stradivarius from 1698, a generous loan from the Stradivari Foundation Habisreutinger.

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