Foto: Ed Wierzbowski
Anna Zlotovskaya is
unlike most classical violinists. She is set apart by her impeccable
virtuosity and warmth on the instrument, as well as her ability to interlink
the mediums of music, drama, and dance, working also across genres,
against traditional expectations.
Anna’s novel approach to her instrument and willingness to take musical
risks are on display in her work with the Art and Music Factory. She
leaps beyond her classical roots and has created, along with her collaborators,
a spellbinding album of avant guarde instrumental music. Recorded at
the Pushkin studio with Makaya McCraven (drums), Joe Cardozo (bass),
and Greg Spero (keys), this group of improvisers from across the globe
has produced a singular work of art.
Asked to come together and to simply improvise, they seem to effortlessly
weave their diverse musical backgrounds together, blending the sounds
of hip-hop, rock, jazz, and classical. They have produced a moody, pensive,
and inviting album that is both meditative and dramatic, showcasing
the mesmeric voice of Anna’s violin.
Born in Moscow, Anna has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and
orchestra member in Russia, Japan, China, South Korea, throughout Europe,
and in the US. Following her graduation from Moscow’s State Tchaikovsky
Conservatory, she was first violinist in the Bolshoi Theater. She later
performed as a soloist in the Moscow Philharmonic, and has worked for
Berlin’s Philharmonic and Amsterdam’s Concert Hall under the baton of
such renowned conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, Valery Gergiev and
Zubin Mehta. Anna has made numerous television appearances, and toured
internationally in venues as legendary as New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Currently, Anna lives in Germany, tours across the globe, and works
as a violinist and avant guarde performer, where her performances have
receieved the following praise:
"...Expressionistic grace...","...fate personified...", "...an exquisite feast for the ears and eyes..."