Anastasia Ushakova (19 years old), cello
First prize winner of the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (2015) and other regional, Russia-wide and international contests. A student of the Central Music School with the Moscow State Conservatory of Tchaikovsky (class of M. Zhuravleva).
Anastasia Ushakova performed on the concert stages of Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, UK, Czechia, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, South Korea, USA and other countries. Also, as a soloist Anastasia performed with the following symphonic and chamber orchestras: the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, Russian National Orchestra, the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Klassika State Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra for Children and Youth, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Central Military Band of the Ministry of Defense of the RF, Presidential Orchestra of the Russian Federation, Concert Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, Eurasian Symphony Orchestra, Tauric International Symphony Orchestra, Omsk Academy Symphony Orchestra, Belgorod Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Chamber Orchestra, Novosibirsk Chamber Orchestra etc.
Anastasia Ushakova performed on numerous occasions in the halls of the Moscow State Conservatory (the Great Hall, the Small Hall, Rakhmaninoff Hall and Myaskovsky Hall), Moscow Philharmonic Society (Chamber Hall, Orchestrion, ‘Philarmonia-2’), Zaryadye (the Grand hall), the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music (Concert hall), Saint Petersburg Philharmonia (the Grand Hall, the Small Hall), the State Kremlin Palace (Georgievsky Hall), the Tchaikovsky house-museum in the town of Klin, the Hermitage theater, the Palace of Ceremonies SAFIA (the city of Grozny, Chechen republic), Central Music School, the Gnesins Moscow Middle Special Music School, Novosibirsk State Conservatory and Philharmonias of Novosibirsk, Omsk, Smolensk, Barnaul, Vladimir, Belgorod and Yaroslavl.
Anastasia took part in the following international festivals: International Youth Festival of Tchaikovsky (2017, 2018), Chamber music festival ‘Spring in Russia’ (2016), International festival ‘Moscow meets friends’ (2010), Summit Music Festival (2013), Trans-Siberian Art Festival of Vadim Repin (2015), ‘The Melody of Three Seas’ festival in the city of Vyborg (2017), ‘Winter Dreams’ festival (2020, 2021). She took part in the Junior Music Tour project (2017, 2018).
Anastasia attended master courses of Natalia Gutman, Frans Helmerson, Troels Svane, Wolfgang Boettcher, Alexandre Castro Balbi, Daniel Geiss, Vladimir Balshin, as well as the State Quartet of Borodin, Kopelman Quartet and Quartetto di Cremona, playing as a part of the quartet. She performed with Boris Andrianov, Mikhail Kazinik, Sergey Antonov, Kirill Rodin.
Apart from concerts, Anastasia is also engaged in social activities. Since 2016 she holds the position of the chairperson of the youth division of the Tchaikovsky International Competition Laureates Association. Representing the Association, she was a member to the juries of several Russian and international contests. She took part in the work of the youth jury of the X International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (Astana, 2017).
Anastasia is an initiator, participant and organizer of the Tchaikovsky International Youth Festival (Moscow-Klin 2017, Moscow-St.Petersburg 2018).
Concerts with Anastasia Ushakova
February 7th, 2021
„So, wie das Cello, sollte man singen können“