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Anastasia Agapova


Anastasia Agapova
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Violinist Anastasia Agapova joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-14 season.

Ms. Agapova's talent has been recognized with top prizes in national and international competitions, culminating with a Jury Prize at the 2006 David Oistrakh International Violin Competition and Second Prize at the 2004 International Competition for Young Violinists. Ms. Agapova has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Russia, Germany, England, Ireland, France, Finland, and Lithuania.

A native of Russia, Ms. Agapova made her North American recital debut in the Gessner-Schocken concert series in Boston and her orchestral debut with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. She appeared as a soloist with the Columbus State University Philharmonic Orchestra and opened the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s 2007-8 season. Ms. Agapova made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut in December 2011. In March 2013, she performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Ms. Agapova is also an active chamber musician. She has collaborated with members of eighth blackbird and was also part of the Dvořák American Quartet. She enjoys performing classics, but also collaborates with contemporary composers. She has premiered the works of Katerina Kramarchuk, Alyssa Weinberg, and Jared Miller.

Ms. Agapova came to the United States in 2005 to study with Sergiu Schwartz and continued at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. She entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008 and graduated in May 2013. Ms. Agapova also enjoys playing the viola and studied at the Curtis Institute with Steven Tenenbom, a violist of the Orion Quartet.

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