Composer; Performer; Vocalist
Adult Contemporary;Alternative;Classical;Musical Theatre
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4 August 2020
An Vedi is an internationally award-winning composer, singer/songwriter, violinist, and music teacher. She's won The Elgar Medal (UK), The Akademia Music Awards (USA), and received several nominations in the ISSA Awards (USA). She is a member of the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers, an Associate Member of the Boston New Music Initiative, and the first female Russian member of the Indie Collaborative and the ISSA (USA).
Anastasia was born in 1991, her mother is the architect and her father is engineer. She began to play the violin at the age of 4. At the age of 7 she began to play the piano, and at the age of 8 she composed her first music pieces for piano and synthesizer. She studied at the Central Music School (1998-2009), where her teachers were professors V.Pikaizen and E.Grach. At the age of 15, Anastasia had a long cardiac arrest, as a result of which she had almost a month break in her College program.
After CMS Anastasia studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2009-2014) and then Postgraduate studying of Conservatory (2014-2017).
In 2017 she began to work as Solo performer in Philharmonic and one of founders of the non-profit fund "Palette of the Universe." She has Certificates of Achievement in "Creativity & Enterpreneurship", "Sound Recording Technology" and "Guitar" (BerkleeX courses, 2017-2018).
Her teachers were professors: Victor Pikaizen, Edward Grach, Ilya Kaler, Ryo Terakado, Oleh Krysa, Ryo Terakado, Gregory Fine, Rhoda Scott and a many other great musicians. Anastasia won numerous awards at international competitions as a violinist (since 2000) and composer (since 2013) . She is the author and main organizer of her educational projects – "First Publication," "Russian and Japanese Music," (in frames of Cross-culture year) and Edward Elgar Chamber Music Festival.
In 2012 she was awarded by Certificate of Merit of Elgar Society (UK) – the only one musician-performer in Russia and CIS countries. The first digital album «From Prelude to Code» was released in 2014 on MySpace, and includes electronic music and music for acoustic and electric violin. Her piece "Mirage" was represented at KLK New Music Festival (2013) and was recorded by Friction Quartet in frames of «String Quartet Smackdown» (USA, 2016).
Between 2016-2018 Anastasia composed and published three albums and eight singles in
different genres, not counting active work as violinist and composer (music from baroque to
The album PEACE OR WAR was on 21st line of Alternative Music Chart, and instrumental
single "Violin Monster," was on 35th line in USA Instrumental Music Chart. In 2017 two of releases hit the first place in REDMP3 chart (Vocal and Alternative). In August 2017 the authoritative music magazine ROCKCOR published a review for the song by Anastasia. Anastasia also participates in charity projects, and she is a Member of Public Chamber (Moscow region).
Her suite "Affection Saga" was performed at well-known contemporary music festival MUSICA APERTA (Switzerland, 2018).
March 20, 2018 was the date of the release of the new album SOLOPERA. The album
includes songs written in 2017 and 2018. Here, as well as on the other albums, Anastasia sings and plays all the instruments herself. SOLOPERA is the title of the central vocal-instrumental composition , which was composed as a mini-opera monologue. Philosophical ideas of finding the meaning of life, overcoming obstacles, lyricism and joy of being are the main aspects of poetry. Music here is a mix of genres and styles, which reflects the versatility of the modern world, in which traditions and modernity are combined.
Founded in 1997, the American magazine NEW MUSIC WEEKLY published a press release
of Anatasia's album SOLOPERA. During 2018 Anastasia was a Jury member at several competitions for young musicians. September 2018: Anastasia became Finalist of Baku Jazz Festival (as vocalist, Azerbaijan) and "Future Blend Project" as acomposer (United Kingdom), also she received a Certificate of Attendance of International Conducting Masterclasses with professor V.Ponkin (International Music Production Agency).
November and December 2018: the project «Russian and Japanese Music» - concerts and master-classes for young musicians. In January 2019, Anastasia received the Certificate of completion of the course «The Art of Music Production» from Berklee College of Music. Anastasia was chosen to participate in the project “New Opera World” with the performance of the part in D.Puccini’s opera "Sister Angelica". An Vedi is also awarded by The Elgar Medal, The Akademia Music Awards, she is the Member of the international Singer-Songwriters Association. 2020, ISSA Best Female Song of the Year 2020, she took part in prestigious international projects as a vocalist -ISSA Theme Song 2020, Salero Global Recordong Project and Global Christmas Carol Project.
She has the certificate of achievement of the course "Teaching the Violin and Viola: Creating a Healthy Foundation" by the Northwestern University (USA). An Vedi is the first-ever Russian member of The Indie Collaborative (the USA).
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