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About Anna

Anna is a freelance London violinist, a current doctorate student at RCM, Masters graduate from RAM. Available for recording sessions!
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Anna Ovsyanikova is a classical violinist regularly performing as a soloist and orchestral musician. As a chamber musician she has performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room, Embassy of Russia in the UK, Birmingham Symphony and Birmingham Town Hall. Anna has established a reputation as a soloist, having won several concerto competitions in the UK and performing concertos with Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the City, Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic amongst many others. Originally from Russia, at the age of 16 Anna Ovsyanikova made her international debut in Germany and went on to study in the UK, completing her studies at the Royal Academy of Music for Masters where she graduated from the Masters programme with distinction and DipRAM – the highest possible award. She is also an alumna of Birmingham Conservatoire and Rimsky-Korsakov Pre Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dedicated orchestral leader, she has led orchestras conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelson and Martyn Brabbins amongst others. Anna was the leader of all Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy Symphony orchestras as well as CBSO Youth, Cheltenham Festival Orchestra, YMSO and Bombay Chamber Orchestra (LPO Future Firsts trip to India). She has also co-led orchestras under Semyon Bychkov, Leif Segerstam and accompanied instrumental soloists including Mitsuko Uchida, Martha Argerich and Natalia Gutman. Anna appears as a freelance player with different orchestras including the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, London Contemporary Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and many others. As a member of London Contemporary Orchestra she recorded tracks and performed with artists including Beck, Thom Yorke, Frank Ocean, Goldfrapp, Donovan, Jimmy Page and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead. At the Royal Opera House Anna had a privilege to work with such opera singers as Jonas Kaufmann, Elina Garanča, Bryn Terfel, Anna Netrebko, Ludovic Tézier amongst others.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre
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Event types:
Concert, Recording session
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

Popular music:
Birdy - Skinny Love
Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas
Lady Gaga - Shallow
Ginuwine - Differences
Joe - No One Else Comes Close
Elton John - Circle of Life
John Major - Why I Love You
Christina Perry - A Thousand Years
Classical repertoire:
J. S. Bach
Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin BWV 1014–1019
Concerto in A minor
Concerto for two violins
La Ronde des Lutins Op. 25
L.V. Beethoven
No. 1 Op. 12 No. 1
No. 5 Op. 24
No. 5 Op. 30 No. 1
No. 8 Op. 30 No. 3
No. 9 Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
L. Boulanger
D’un Matin de Printemps
J. Brahms
Sonata No. 1
Sonata No. 3
Hungarian Dances: No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, No. 17
B. Britten
Concerto Op. 15
Suite for violin and piano Op. 6
M. Bruch
Concerto No. 1
Concerto No. 2
E. Chausson
Pièce Op. 39
Poème Op. 25
M. Crickboom
Esquisses Op. 1
Sonata for violin and piano Op. 11
Romance Op. 8
C. Debussy
En Bateau
La fille qux cheveux de lin
La plus que lente
Sonata in G minor
E. Elgar
Bizarrerie Op. 13 No. 2
Chanson de Matin Op. 15 No. 2
Chanson de Nuit Op. 15 No. 1
Mazurka Op. 10
Salut d’Amour Op. 12
G. Enescu
Sonata No. 2
G. Fauré
Après un rêve Op. 7 No. 1
Au bord de l’eau Op. 8 No. 1
C. Franck
Sonata in A major
Excerpts from ‘Raymonda’
E. Grieg
Sonata in C minor No. 3 Op. 45
J. Haydn
Concerto in G major
S. Joplin
Bethena (waltz)
Elite syncopations
D. Kabalevsky
Concerto in C major Op. 48
F. Kreisler
Recitativo & Scherzo Capriccio
Praeludium and Allegro
E. Lalo
Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21
J. Massenet
Excerpts from ballet ‘Manon’
Excerpts from opera ‘Thais’
F. Mendelssohn
Concerto in E minor
O. Messiaen
Quartet for the End of Time
W. A. Mozart
Concerto No. 3
Concerto No. 4
Sonata in E minor
F. Poulenc
Sonata for violin and piano
S. Prokofiev
Concerto No. 1
Sonata for violin solo Op. 115
Sonata for violin and piano No.2
M. Ravel
Sonata ‘Posthume’ No. 1
Sonata in G major No. 2
C. Saint-Saëns
Concerto No. 3
Introduction and Rondo-Capriccioso Op. 28
P. de Sarasate
Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 No. 1
D. Shostakovich
4 Preludes
5 pieces for two violins
Romance from ‘The Gadfly’
F. Schubert
Rondo Brilliant in B Minor Op. 70
C. Schumann
Three Romances Op. 22
J. Sibelius
Concerto in D minor Op. 47
Russian Maiden’s Song
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Concerto in D major Op. 35
Three pieces for violin and piano
H. Vieuxtemps
Concerto No. 4
Concerto No. 5
H. Wieniawski
Concerto No. 2
V. Williams
Lark Ascending
E. Ysaÿe
Sonata for solo violin No. 5
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My approach and willingness to accommodate clients' requests!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Opera House Wigmore Hall Royal Albert Hall Buckingham Palace Royal Festival Hall Birmingham Symphony Hall The Roundhouse Lauderdale House

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Thom Yorke, Radiohead

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Prince Charles's 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace

Do you have different line-up options?

I usually perform with a pianist, however on occasion I could perform solo violin. I could also arrange backing tracks and perform to a pre-recorded accompaniment. I've got a good speaker powerful enough for quite large venues!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try to be flexible, if timings slightly change in the run up to the event do let me know with advanced notice!

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need about 15 minutes to set up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Please refer to my songlist - however I am always happy to tailor the performance to your specific needs! Let me know what songs you like and I'll try and arrange them for your event!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own violin to play solo, also bring my speaker. When I perform with a pianist, it's important to check the venue's piano beforehand.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special piece you would like me to learn, let me know in advance and we could discuss this option.


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£175
Up to 3 hours£200
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Sav G, 9 months ago

Booking Anna was the best thing I ever did for my surprise wedding proposal. Not only did she arrange all the music for the evening for me prior, which we discussed in detail prior and provided demos for me, she performed these so brilliantly, but also went above and beyond to make the evening so special for us. She is an absolute talent, super punctual, communication second to none, and so professional. We cannot thank her enough and I am so glad that I chose her amongst all the musicians I was contacted by. I would not hesitate for a second to book Anna again, and both me and my new fiancée would like to say a massive thank you to her!

From other customers:

Gramophone M, 1 year ago

'So full marks for a programme that manages on paper to be both distinctive and instinctive, and these two words could equally be applied to how it sounds.'

Classical M, 1 year ago

'Ovsyanikova and Sinani are both young Russians who have studied at London's RAM. They have a convincing partnership, precise but giving each other plenty of interpretive space, beautifully articulated in Ravel's posthumously published first sonata.'

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