One of today's most vibrant young violinists, Anastasia Khitruk has appeared as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Her talent was immediately recognized when she made her orchestral debut at the age of eight. Ms. Khitruk's playing is characterized by passion and intense musicality and she "radiates an inner force that galvanizes the performance and mesmerizes the listener."
Ms. Khitruk has given many performances as soloist with internationally acclaimed orchestras including the Adelaide Symphony (Australia), the Sofia Symfonietta and the Burgas Philharmonic (Bulgaria), BDMG Orchestra, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), the Avignon Symphony (France), Orchestra della Fondazioni Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa (Italy), the
Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra Academy Soloists (Kazakhstan), the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania), the St. Petersburg Philharmonia and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Russia), the La Grange Symphony Orchestra, Georgia, the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Alabama and the Fordham University Orchestra, New York (United States). She has also toured throughout France with the Seasons Orchestra (Russia). She has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Claude Bardon, Hannu Lintu, Svilen Semenov and Saulis Sondeskis.
Anastasia has appeared in recitals in Europe at such prestigious venues as the Sala Bulgaria and the National Center for Culture (NDK) (Sofia, Bulgaria), Opéra d’Avignon et des Payes de Vaucluse, (Avignon, France), Theatre du Cavaillon (France), Teatro Carlo Fenice (Genoa, Italy), The Hermitage (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Salons de Musique (Geneva,
Switzerland). In the United States, she performed at the Aspen Music Tent (Colorado), Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall (New York City), and Bargemusic (Brooklyn), as well as numerous performances in Boston and Los Angeles.
Her numerous festival appearances include the Telstra Adelaide Festival (Australia), Sofia Music Weeks (Bulgaria), Musicales du Luberon, Festival de Musique de Chambre les Musicimes à Courchevel (France), the Festival “Elba, Isola Musicale d’Europa” (Italy) “Sommet Musicaux” Festival in Gstaad (Switzerland), Aspen Festival, and Festival of Russian Culture in Los Angeles (United States).
Ms. Khitruk has collaborated in chamber music with an impressive list of renowned musicians, such as Tasso damopoulos, Alexandre Brussilovsky, Yuri Gandelsman, David Korevaar, Mark Peskanov, Francois Salque, Tatjana Vassiljeva, Volodymyr Vynnitsky. Currently she is working with Swedish pianist, Daniel Propper, in a violin-piano duo.
She specializes in discovering and performing unknown and forgotten works, several of which have been featured on her debut CD “La Folia” (suoni e colori SC 253312) and the “Works of Ivan Khandoshkin” (Naxos CD 8.570028). She also performs works of Léon de Saint-Lubin and Nicolai Affonassiev and has committed herself to performing works of living
composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Phillipe Hersant, Pavel Karmanov and Efrem Podgaitz. She has also premiered and collaborated in the creation of a new live music score accompanying the first Oscar winning silent film “Wings”, from 1927 and recorded the Brahms Violin Sonatas with David Korevaar (Titanic 260). More about her recordings at
Ms. Khitruk has made frequent guest appearances and been interviewed on television and radio, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Bulgarian National TV, Russian Television, Swiss Radio and Russian Television in NY.
Anastasia comes from a musical and artistic family. After immigrating to America, Ms. Khitruk continued the violin studies that she had begun at Moscow's Central Music School. She has studied with Dora Schwartzberg, Zinaida Gilels, with Dorothy DeLay and at Mannes College and Juilliard School. She has also participated in master classes of Isaac Stern, Cho-Liang Lin, Joseph Swensen, and Victor Tretiakov.
In addition to her concert career, Ms. Khitruk's commitment to developing young audiences is demonstrated by her work as President of the Manhattan Music Society, a non-profit foundation based in New York.
Visit her website at http://www.anastasiakhitruk.com.