Anastasia Kobekina
*1994 in Russia

2012 – 2015 Kronberg Academy Master
studying with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Steigenberger / Rath scholarship

2015 – 2016 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
studying with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Steigenberger / Rath scholarship


2010 Cello Masterclasses, Landgrave of Hesse Prize

2011 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2012 Chamber Music Connects the World, Junior

2012 Cello Masterclasses, Participant

2013 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2015 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2016 Classic for Kids

2017 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

Anastasia Kobekina


Anastasia Kobekina was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 1994. She had her first cello lessons when she was four. In 2006 she was accepted into Olga Galochkina’s class at the Moscow Conservatory.

In her home country the young cellist attracted attention by winning awards at international competitions such as the television competition ‘Nutcracker’ 2007 and the ‘New Names’ competition in Moscow 2008. In 2008 she was a finalist at the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in Vienna. In Kronberg in 2010 she received the Landgrave of Hesse Prize after participating in a master class by David Geringas. In 2012 she was awarded the two-year Boris Pergamenschikow scholarship at the cello master classes given by the Kronberg Academy. She has also received a scholarship by the Freunde Junger Musiker Berlin. In 2015 Anastasia Kobekina won first prize at the Tonali competition in Hamburg. In 2019 she was third prizewinner at the 16th International Tchaikowsky Competition.

A glimpse into my world: Anastasia Kobekina

As a soloist she has performed with renowned orchestras like the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre under Valeri Gergiev, the Kremerata Baltica, the Moscow Virtuosi and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. The young cellist attended the Verbier Festival Academy in 2012 and is now a regular guest at international festivals, e.g. "Verbierfestival on Tour“ (2015), Kammermusikfest „Spannungen“ (2013/14), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (2015/16), „Moscow meets friends“ (2008 - 2012) and the International Chamber Music Festival in Zagreb (2012).

Anastasia Kobekina’s chamber music partners include Misha Maisky, Nicholas Altstaedt, András Schiff, Gidon Kremer and Steven Isserlis. She made a recording in 2014 issued by the Hänssler Verlag. This features the Kremerata Baltica under Heinrich Schiff with works by A. Vivaldi (Double Concerto for 2 Celli RV 531 with Edgar Moreau) and Plakidis (Pasticcio à la Rossini).

The young soloist plays a modern instrument by Stephan von Baehr from the year 2012, which is made available to her by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

In 2011, 2013 and 2015 Anastasia Kobekina participated in the Kronberg Academy Festival, in 2010 and 2012 in the Cello Masterclasses and in 2012 in Chamber Music Connects the World. From 2012 to 2016 she studied at Kronberg Academy under Frans Helmerson. Her degree was made possible by the Klaus Martin Rath scholarship

Anastasia Kobekina in concert

Biographies are based on the most recent information provided by the artists or their representatives. Last updated: March 2021