Flute and Recorder
"It is not solid wood that can become a flute, but the empty reed." Hazrat Inayat Khan
“When you play the oboe, the flute or other wind instruments, there is something between you and the breath; there is the embouchure, the reed, etc. But with the recorder, I receive an immediate response from the instrument. This is something that attracted me to the instrument, that I could immediately feel the response of what I was doing.” Michala Petri
Anna Kondrashina is a prizewinner of several prestigious competitions in Japan and China, she has recently been awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal in the UK.
Born in Moscow, Anna now lives in London, where she has completed her Master’s Degree at the Royal Academy of Music with William Bennett.
Anna’s international career includes solo recitals in various prestigious venues collaborating with Trevor Pinnock, Rachel Podger, Denis Bouriakov and Vag Papian. She is frequently invited to perform as principal and section flautist with numerous renowned orchestras and has worked with notable conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Sir Mark Elder, David Afkham and Daniel Oren.
Anna is a very keen educator and shares her passion to music with younger generations giving masterclasses in various countries, such as Germany, Singapore, Israel and the UK. She has been assistant teacher at William Bennett International Flute Summer School and head of the wind instruments at Philomel Music Academy.
Anna teaches at London Russian Music Academy since 2019.