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Anna Garde - Cello


Born in 1999 in a family of musicians, Anna quickly showed interest for classical music and began playing the cello at the age of 3.

She studied at the Regional Conservatories of Grenoble, Toulon and Paris, and at the age of 14 she obtains her Musical Studies Diploma (DEM) in the class of Hélène Dautry in Paris.

In 2015, Anna entered the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Penny Driver and in 2016 she was awarded a scholarship to begin undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama at the age of 17. She studied in the class of Louise Hopkins and is currently in the class of Rebecca Gilliver.

Anna is a cello prizewinner of national and international competitions: 1st Prize at the eMuse Online Music Competition in Greece (2019), 1st prize at the Virtuoso & Belcanto cello competition in Italy (2018), 1st prize with honor and congratulations at the Mouans-Sartoux Competition (2013) and at the Vatelot-Rampal Competition (2010).

She has also had the privilege to participate in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Kyril Zlotnikov, Adrian Brendel, Xenia Jankovic, Natalie Clein and principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Martin Löhr.

Anna plays with the ensemble Accord Parfait and with the LGT Young Soloists, an award-winning string ensemble, with whom she performs across Europe. Keen on chamber music, she has had regular masterclasses with distinguished musicians such as Konstantin Lifschitz, Yejin Gil, Jan Bjøranger, Nicholas Daniel, The Endellion Quartet, The Danish String Quartet, and The Chilingirian Quartet.

She participated in several festivals including Klassisk I Sentrum in Norway where she played with the 1B1 Ensemble and recorded with Lars Anders Tomter, Cello Akademie Rutesheim in Germany, Le Millesime in France, Verao Classico in Portugal, Youth Classics in Switzerland and Virtuoso & Belcanto in Italy.

Anna is the recipient of the 2019 Raphael Sommer Music Scholarship, which helps fund her future musical studies in the UK.
She is grateful for the support of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Talent Unlimited.

updated August 2019