Anastasia Petanova - Nevada School of the Arts

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Praised as “an extraordinary artist with a perfect technique and a gorgeous sound” by American composer John Corigliano, flutist Anastasia Petanova has performed internationally since the age of 12. She toured the countries of the former Soviet Union, Europe, North and South America, and performed in venues like Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Phillips Collection, and Strathmore Music Center in the U.S.; the Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland; the Max Joseph Saal in Munich, Germany; the UNESCO Center in Paris, France, and Toronto Center for the Arts in Canada, among others.

Ms. Petanova’s musical education began at the age of four (playing recorder, piccolo and piano). At the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory she continued her studies under the tutelage of the distinguished flute teacher and professor Yuri Doljikov, while actively performing as a recitalist in Russia and Europe. As a young artist, Ms. Petanova was a scholarship-recipient at the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, the “New Names” International Program, Yuri Bashmet’s Foundation “The Stars of New Russia,” and the “Orpheus of the 21st Century.” She was also a top-prize winner in the “New Names National Competition” in 2000, and at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York City in 2001.

For a number of years, Ms. Petanova has been a frequent guest soloist with two globally acclaimed orchestras: the “Moscow Virtuosi,” and the legendary Russian National Orchestra, both directed by 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 completed her Bachelor of Music and 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 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 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 instrumentalist fellows at the La Gesse Festival in France, Italy and the US, and is 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 has 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 was generously presented to her by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov in 2004.