The Loviisa Sibelius Festival

ANNA-LIISA BEZRODNY, violin

Anna-Liisa Bezrodny is a very sought after soloist and chamber musician internationally today.

Anna-Liisa was born in Moscow, and she began playing the violin under the tutelage of her parents at the age of two. She continued her studies at the Sibelius Academy under her parents, Professor Igor Bezrodny and Mari Tampere-Bezrodny, and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Over the years, she has given concerts as a soloist in almost all Finnish orchestras, as well as a soloist in in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the MDR Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Chile Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, in addition to countless other orchestras. Anna-Liisa is an active chamber musician performing at various festivals around the world. She has cooperated amongst others with Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Maxim Vengerov, Barnabas Kelemen, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Ivry Gitlis, Alexander Rudin, Liana Isakadze and numerous others. As a soloist she has worked with conductors such as Leif Segerstam, Neeme Järvi, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Sir Colin Davis, Eri Klas, Nikolay Alekseyev, Okko Kamu, Sascha Goetzel, Juha Kangas, Leonid Grin, Sian Edwards and many others. Anna-Liisa’s repertoire extends from the baroque to contemporary music, and many composers such as Tõnu Kõrvits, Rein Rannap and Jaan Rääts have composed and dedicated pieces to her.

Anna-Liisa has recorded a solo album for the company Alba Music together with pianist Ivari Ilja, as well as concertos by Mozart and Haydn for the company ERP Music Productions. She has also, among others, recorded a violin concerto by Estonian composer Eino Tamberg, as well as together with Maxim Vengerov an octet by Mendelssohn.

Anna-Liisa works as a professor at the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik in Germany. In addition, she works as professor in violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Purcell School in London. Anna-Liisa plays with a Hieronymus II Amati violin, which is on loan from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.