Anna Elashvili

Anna Elashvili, violin (Baltimore, MD), hailed as "riveting" by the New York Times has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster around the world. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Lynn Harrell, Dawn Upshaw, Daniel Hope and Maxim Vengerov. Anna is a violinist of Decoda, an Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. She also performs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, NOVUS NY, and the Mark Morris Dance Orchestra. For seven years, she served as the first violinist of the Bryant Park Quartet. Anna received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School and completed a 2-year fellowship at Carnegie’s program “Ensemble Connect”. Her international travels include concerts in England, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Israel, Iceland and Abu Dhabi among others. Anna is currently adjunct violin faculty at Vassar College and teaches at Yellow Barn’s Young Artist Program. She has attended Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program, Tanglewood and the Verbier Music Festival, where she served as concertmaster for several European tours. Anna studied privately with Violaine Melançon and coached with the Peabody Trio until she went to Juilliard for college. In addition to violin performance, Anna writes arrangements and collaborates with dance companies and musicians of other genres. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2001, 2002, 2004) and Young Artists Program faculty