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. Anna is a violinist of Decoda, an Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall and also performs with the East Coast and Orpheus Chamber Orchestras, NOVUS NY, and the Mark Morris Orchestra. For seven years, she served as the first violinist of the Bryant Park Quartet. She has been a guest artist at several universities including Princeton, Vassar, Skidmore, DePauw, Lawrence, Johns Hopkins and Cornell Universities. Her international travels include concerts in England, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Israel, Iceland and Abu Dhabi among others.
Ms. Elashvili has written several arrangements, commissioned and premiered several new works and collaborated with dance companies. Ms. Elashvili is currently adjunct violin faculty at Vassar College and teaches at Yellow Barn’s Young Artist Program and the Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute. Ms. Elashvili received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from The Juilliard School, and is an alumna from the “Ensemble Connect” fellowship program. She has attended Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program, Tanglewood and the Verbier Music Festival, where she served as concertmaster for several European tours.
Ms. Elashvili performs on a Sam Zygmuntowicz violin on a generous extended loan.