Praised as “an extraordinary artist with a perfect technique and a gorgeous sound” by American composer John Corigliano, flutist Anastasia Petanova has performed in the major concert halls of Russia, the countries of the former Soviet Union, Europe, and North and South America. These performances include concerts in Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Phillips Collection, the Music Center at Strathmore in the U.S., the Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland, the Max Joseph Saal in Munich, Germany, the UNESCO Center in Paris, France, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and numerous others.
Since a young age, Ms. Petanova has been a guest soloist with two major Russian orchestras: the Russian State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” and the legendary Russian National Orchestra, both directed by the renowned conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov. This collaboration brought numerous concert tours in Russia and abroad, including performances at the Festival International de Musique de Colmar, France and concerts across North America.
Ms. Petanova’s musical education began in Russia at the age of four (playing recorder, piccolo and piano). She then continued at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, studying under the distinguished teacher and professor at the Moscow Conservatory, Yuri Doljikov. During her school years, Ms. Petanova actively performed as a recitalist in Russia and Europe, as well as holding scholarships from the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, the “New Names” International Charity Program, Yuri Bashmet’s Foundation “The Stars of New Russia”, and the “Orpheus of the 21st Century,” to name a few. She was also a prize winner of the "New Names National Competition" in Moscow in 2000 and a prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York City in 2001.
Ms. Petanova completed her Bachelor of Music Degree and the prestigious Artist Diploma program at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, studying as a recipient of the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Scholarship and Grant under the renowned flutist, Marina Piccinini. While at Peabody, Ms. Petanova was awarded the Peabody Development Career Grant twice (in 2003 and 2008) and won several awards for outstanding academic achievement. During her studies at Peabody, Ms. Petanova has worked with the most outstanding members of the conservatory faculty, including pianists Benjamin Pasternack and Alexander Shtarkman, guitarist Manuel Baruecco, the legendary American soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and the Pulitzer Prize winning composer Kevin Puts. She also had lessons and participated in master classes with renowned flutists Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Bradley Garner, Maxence Larrieu, and Elizabeth Rowe.
A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Petanova has been involved in numerous chamber music projects. She has been one of the few instrumental fellows at the La Gesse Festival in France, Italy and the US, and is currently a member of the Phillips Camerata, an ensemble-in-residence at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Most recent performances include those with the Lyris Quartet, Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and internationally acclaimed cellist Antonio Lysy.
Ms. Petanova held teaching positions at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the SUNY Fredonia School of Music, and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Her debut CD recording, “Somnium” was released in 2016 on TNC/Cambria Recordings label. In December 2019, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music.
Ms. Petanova plays on a flute by Brannen Brothers Inc. that has been generously awarded and given to her by maestro Vladimir Spivakov in 2004.
"...pure tone, impeccable taste..."
"...stunning technique and
an imaginative tonal palette."
The American Record Guide