American cellist of Cuban and Ukrainian heritage Anna Litvinenko has captured the attention of audiences in Europe and the Americas. Since an early age, her talent and dedication gave rise to regular performances as a soloist, sharing the stage with artists of great renown, and performing in many of the finest concert halls in the world. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras like the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Teresa Carreño in Venezuela, the Odessa Philharmonic in Ukraine, and the New World Symphony in the United States, and has also given solo recitals in concert series such as the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, the Brighton Fringe (Music of Our Time), and the Arte Solidale Festival. Her passion and commitment to chamber music has brought her to prestigious venues like the Wigmore Hall and to collaborate with artists like Joshua Bell. She is currently also a member of the Dutch/Belgian based Chekhov Trio.
Anna’s desire to become a more complete and versatile musician has drawn her to early music and improvisation these past years, both of which have become increasingly present and important in her career. Some highlights include premiering Lawrence Wilde’s Cello Concerto with the Aeon Music Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, performing the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with the Sinfonietta Bardou in Southern France, composing and performing music for the Nederlands Dans Theater’s Switch ’20, performances with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, and creating multi-media works with the Kalea Trio at the British Library and Keats House, in London and Rome.
Anna recently graduated cum laude with a masters degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in both classical and early music with Lucia Swarts, receiving the Fock Medaille for presenting the best exam of the year. Her studies have been possible thanks to a J. William Fulbright grant, a Holland Scholarship, and an Excellence Scholarship. Her degrees at the Juilliard School with Joel Krosnick and at the Royal College of Music with Richard Lester have also been generously supported by the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship, Rose Williams Scholarship, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Understanding the value of her education, she is also a dedicated teacher that focuses on inspiring her students, and helping them find their own voice in what they do.