Anna Lipkind-Mazor – violin

She is such an excellent player […] it’s great to see such young talent. Julian Rachlin for the Jerusalem Post

Anna was born in Moscow into a musical surrounding that is deeply rooted in the string playing traditions passed by David Oistrakh (Viktor Pikaizin & Semyon Snitkovsky), Mikhail Garlicky, Zinaida Gilels and the original Borodin Quartet members. She began her violin studies at an extremely young age with her mother Elena Mazor and from the age of 5 with Prof. Irina Svetlova in Tel-Aviv.

At this early stage Anna was privileged to enjoy the direct influence of some of the greatest violinists of the last century: Zakhar Bron, Boris Kuschnir, Salvatore Accardo, Victor Danchenko, Ida Haendel, Shlomo Mintz, Miriam Fried, Thomas Brandis, Petru Monteanu, Itzhak Perlman, Ivry Gitlis, Tsugio Tokunaga, Georgy Pauk, to mention just a few.

Anna’s first performance with orchestra was at the age of six.
Besides her frequent performances in Israel, she often traveled to international festivals such as Vladimir Spivakov’s Moscow Meets Friends, Natalya Gutman’s (Oleg Kagan) Festival in Kreuth in Germany, Portogruaro Festival and Lucca Festival in Italy, Miyazaki festival in Japan, Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte in Germany, Gaia Festival in Switzerland, Viana Festival in Portugal and Eilat Festival in Israel collaborating with musician such as Peter Donohoe, Pavel Gililov, Julian Rachlin, Maxim Vengerov, Natalia Gutman,Stacey Watton, Pinchas Zukerman and many more.
Radio performances with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova, Symphony Orchestra of Chisinau as well as Sinfonietta Baden and other smaller groups followed.

At the age of 16, a debut performance with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra under the button of Zubin Mehta lead to Anna’s moving to Europe to study with Pavel Vernikov at the Vienna Conservatory where she became a prize winner of four International Competitions.

Our performance of the Franck was really memorable! Peter Donohoe (about his performance with Anna)

Her latest season included performances in halls such as Flagey (Brussels-Belgium) Philharmonie (Haarlem, The Netherlands) Sakura Hall (Tokyo, Japan) Duna Palota (Budapest, Hungary) Sendesaal of the Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt, Germany) and others.

Anna lives nowadays in the Netherlands with her husband, the cellist Gavriel Lipkind. Despite her soloist’s activity and background, she shares a deep passion for chamber music with trusted partners and evolves as a performer of contemporary music.
A member of the internationally acclaimed Lipkind Quartet Anna was also a co-producer of the ‘Lipkind plays…’ series and is currently a founding member of the TRPTK Trio where she plays with the cellist Maya Fridman and the pianist Nadezhda Filippova.

Anna plays a 1781 Gagliano violin (the „Martelenne“) thanks to the generous support of R & v.T.