arts & music factory
Greenfield MA
Ed Wierzbowski´s project
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...", " exquisite feast for the ears and eyes..."