Anna Romashkova


Anna Romashkova was born in 1985 in Khimki, Moscow region, Russia. She studied composition and music theory at the P.I.Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. From 2010 to 2015 she took part in master-classes by Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, Klaus Lang, Marc Andre, Rebecca Saunders, Mathias Spahlinger, Pierluigi Billone, Georges Aperghis, Johannes Kreidler, Vladimir Tarnopolsky.

Her compositions have been featured at numerous international music festivals, including Venice Biennale, Darmstadt festival, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Moscow forum, Druskomanija, Territory, Moscow autumn, Opus 52.

Her music has been performed in Russia, USA and Europe. She collaborated with Talea ensemble (New York), The Studio for New Music ensemble (Moscow), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, New Moscow Ensemble, Mark Pekarsky Ensemble of Percussion Instruments (Moscow),Vertixe Sonora (Spain), InnoVox (New York), the Pro Arte Foundation eNsemble (St. Petersburg), GAM-ensemble (Moscow), Ensemble Nostri Temporis (Kiev), Ensemble Wiener Collage (Vienna), Ministry of Defense Orchestra (Moscow), P. I. Tchaikovsky Large Symphony Orchestra (Moscow).

Her music has been broadcast in Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Mexico, and Hong-Kong.

“The focus of my recent compositions is the attempt to enter a state of observation and non-interference with the life of „sound creatures“, emerging seemingly on their own in the process of writing music. These creatures have each their own features, demeanor, character, and voice. They decide independently what to do at each moment, where to „turn there heads“, what sound to produce; they communicate with each other. These „creatures“ determine, or even „decide“, what the music will sound like in the end.”