Anna Elashvili, violin
Violinist, Anna Elashvili, hailed as "riveting" by the New York Times has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster around the world. Alex Ross of The New Yorker wrote, "Anna Elashvili all but transformed the early, nondescript [Britten] Suite for Violin and Piano, maintaining ferocious accuracy far into the upper register.”
She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Lynn Harrell, Dawn Upshaw, Daniel Hope and Maxim Vengerov, with whom she performed a double concerto. Anna is currently Co-Artistic Director and violinist of Decoda, an Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. She also performs with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, NOVUS NY, Mark Morris Dance Orchestra, and The Music Paradigm String Quartet. During her years as the first violinist of the Bryant Park Quartet, she performed at the Kennedy Center and the World Food Prize Ceremony for diplomats. The quartet also released an album which included their own original music and arrangements.
After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, she completed a two-year fellowship at Carnegie’s program “Ensemble Connect.” She has been a guest artist at several universities including Princeton, Vassar, Skidmore, SUNY, DePauw, Lawrence and Cornell University. Her international travels have included concerts in England, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Israel, Iceland and Abu Dhabi. She has attended Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program, Tanglewood and the Verbier Music Festival, where she served as concertmaster for several European tours. Anna currently teaches at the Special Music School High School, the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program, the Young Artist Program at Yellow Barn, and the Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute. Ms. Elashvili also writes arrangements for Decoda and collaborates with dance companies and musicians of other genres.