"I'm amazed by her talent and attitude to music. I think she has a big future." ーVadim Repin
Anna Tanaka has distinguished herself by deep comprehension of music, continuing interest in repertoire, as well as by impeccable technique. Her life experience in different countries with variety of culture allows her not only to be an open-minded musician, but also to seek an authentic language for every style in classical music.
Anna was born 1996 in Kyoto (Japan), where she began to play the violin at the age of five. In 2006 she moved to Novosibirsk (Russia), and from 2007 to 2015 she studied at the Novosibirsk Special Music School in Russia in the class of Marina Kuzina. Subsequently Anna studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid under tutorage of Zakhar Bron. Since October 2021 she continues her violin studies at Musikhochschule Lübeck with Heime Müller.
Anna has won several prizes at international competitions, including the International Yankelevich Competition in Omsk in Russia (2011, the 1st prize), International Violin Competition Kloster Schöntal in Germany (2011, the 2nd prize), International Competition Musical Vladivostok (2012, Grand Prix), and International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar, Germany (2013, the 2nd prize). In years 2012 - 2015 Anna Tanaka had been an annual recipient of the scholarship of Vadim Repin Foundation. In 2020 she won the prize of the most outstanding student of the year of professor Zakhar Bron, awarded by queen Sofía of Spain.
As a passionate chamber musician, she played at numerous festivals, including Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk, Interlaken Classics, Encuentro Santander, as well as Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. She has performed with world-renowned musicians such as Vadim Repin, Alexander Kniazev, Maxim Rysanov, Mario Brunello, Konstantin Lifschitz. In June 2016 she was a participant of the first Japanese tour of the Trans- Siberian Art Festival where she played with Akiko Suwanai, Mischa Maisky, Nikolai Lugansky and Andrei Gridchuk in Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo.
Recently Anna was selected several times to be a concertmaster of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra of the Reina Sofía School of Music as well as in the Festival “Encuentro Santander”, performing under the baton of Andres Orozco-Estrada and Péter Eötvös, in prestigious concert venues such as Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Teatro Real and Sala Argenta in Santander. As a soloist Anna has played with various orchestras, including the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra and the Tomsk Symphony Orchestra.