Described by American composer John Corigliano as “a virtuoso and a sensitive artist,” flutist Anastasia Petanova is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s of Music and Artist Diploma studying with Marina Piccinini. A winner of numerous prizes and awards, Ms. Petanova has performed extensively as recitalist and soloist with orchestras in Russia, countries of the former Soviet Union, Europe, the U.S.A., and Canada. Concert venues include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tonhalle in Zurich, Max Joseph Zaal in Munich, Toronto Center for the Arts, Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Bolshoi Theatre, The Phillips Collection, and many others. Ms. Petanova has served as an adjunct professor of flute at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and as adjunct faculty at the SUNY Fredonia School of Music. In December 2019, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music.
Ms. Petanova plays on a flute by Brannen Brothers Inc. that has been generously awarded and given to her by maestro Vladimir Spivakov in 2004.