The cellist will release her debut album in early 2024

Anastasia Kobekina (c) Julia Altukhova

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Cellist Anastasia Kobekina has signed with Sony Classical ahead of the release of her debut album in early 2024. 

‘I’m thrilled to join the incredible team of Sony Classical,’ Kobekina said. ‘Recordings are very important to me, offering such a unique opportunity for expressiveness and creativity and allowing me to explore and share my music in new and exciting ways.’ 

Her new album will be a musical portrait of Venice with modern twists as the cellist explores the relationships between places past and present.  

Described in The Strad as a player with ‘huge potential and almost overwhelming sincerity’, Kobekina has won international acclaim, achieving third prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019 and second prize at the 2016 Enescu Competition. Kobekina was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2018-2021 and in 2022 became a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Artist.

Kobekina’s 22/23 season saw the cellist make her debut with Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Symphoniker Hamburg and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. In previous seasons, Kobekina has performed with orchestras such as the Tchaikovsky Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony Orchestras.  

‘We are thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented Anastasia Kobekina to Sony Classical,’ the president of Sony Classical, Per Hauber said.  ‘With her unique musical talent, exceptional creativity and passion for pushing the boundaries of classical music, we are confident that Anastasia Kobekina will be a major force in shaping the future of the genre.  It makes us all very proud and happy to be her close partners on that fascinating journey.’ 

Kobekina began studying the cello when she was four years old. Since then, she has studied with soloists and pedagogues including Frans Helmerson, Jens-Peter Maintz, Jérôme Pernoo and Kristin von der Goltz. 

Kobekina performs on the 1698 ’De Kermadec-Bläss’ Stradivari, on loan from the Stradivari Foundation Habisreutinger. 

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