Anastsia Batrakova


Anastasia Batrakova was born in 1991 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2009 she graduated from the Moscow Gnessin Musical College (class of Gennady Shamin) and in 2014 the Moscow Conservatory (class of Valery Popov). She participated in the master classes of Dag Jensen, Matthias Rácz, Carlo Colombo, Stefano Canutti, Giorgo Versiglia, Frank Forst and other prominent bassoonists.

Laureate of several competitions including Art of the 21st Century in Kiev and Vorzel (2007), All-Russian Music Competition (2012, as member of woodwind quintet) and Moscow Conservatory International Wind and Percussion Competition (in 2013 as member of woodwind quintet, in 2014 as soloist). In 2013 she received the Ignaz Pleyel prize of the MDW summer academy in Vienna. Performs as soloist and in chamber ensembles including Conoro Quintet (woodwind), Alta Capella (early music ensemble), Arktisk Sinfonietta (contemporary music ensemble, Norway).

From 2009 to 2018 she collaborated with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, in 2009–2012 played in Veritas chamber orchestra, in 2012–2018 in Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre orchestra. Since April 2018 she has been member of the Mariinsky Orchestra.

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