Violin Lessons

Nataly Pogrebetsky

April 2015

Thanks to all my students for great performance on 2015 Kiwanis competition!

“Unaccompanied Bach Sonata or Partita”:
Karl Schmidt –Bach, Partita No.2 in D min- GOLD
Ravi Soni –Bach, Sonata No.1 - SILVER
Eric Xu –Bach, Suite1 in G Maj – SILVER
Marina Yupangco (5 years old) –Bach, Gavotte- SILVER

“Quartets or Quintets”:
Ravi Soni, Eric Xu, Karl Schmidt, Tiffany Thom- Haydn ensemble from three String Quartets- GOLD


My students concert: June 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Location: 'Oakridge United Church',305 West 41 Ave.,Vancouver


Anny Chen playing at St Mary Magdalene Church, Munster Square, London on 18th July 2013


Feb 2013

Congratulation Kelly Lin!

She was accepted to the Lord Byng-Byng school for the Arts program


March 14, 2013 - Anny Chen (violin)

at St Mary Magdalene, Munster Square


Anny will perform a program to include:

Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770): Violin Sonata in G minor  'Devil's Trill'

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931): Sonata No. 4, E minor, "Fritz Kreisler"

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major (1923-27)

William Kroll (1901–1980): Banjo & Fiddle

Anny Chen was born in Taiwan in 1994 and moved to Canada at the age of three. She started violin lessons at the age of four with Nataly Pogrebetsky and in 2001 she won 3rd prize in the National Canadian Musical Competition (CMC) where she was the youngest competitor.

In 2003, she was accepted at the Purcell School in England with full scholarship where she studied with Professor Evgeny Grach until July 2012.

In 2005 and 2006, Anny participated in the AIMS music festival in Solsona and she won the concerto competition there on both occasions, giving her the opportunity to perform the Bach Concerto in a minor and the Bach Double Concerto with the AIMS chamber orchestra, conducted by Leon Spierer (former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic) and Nachum Erlich.

In 2009, Anny won 1st prize in the Violin of the North International Violin Competition in Russia as well as the prize for the best performance of a concerto. She was a semi-finalist in the Wieniawski and Lipinski International Competition in Poland and the 2nd prize winner of the Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year that same year. In 2010 she was a finalist in the International Andrea Postacchini competition in Fermo, Italy and she was awarded the 'Further Sudies' Prize in the Kloster Schoental International Violin Competition in Germany in 2011.

Anny has had solo performed at major venues in London, such as the Wigmore hall, LSO St. Luke’s and St. Martin in the Fields and in 2010, she was accepted into the Perlman Music Program in New York, where she goes ever summer and winter break to have private lessons, chamber music and orchestra with Itzahk Perlman.

Anny is also an active chamber musician and has performed the Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor and Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet at the Wigmore hall and she was selected to lead the Purcell Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall this March.  She has also had masterclasses with distinguished violinists such as Zakhar Bron, Itzhak Perlman, Eduard Grach, Sylvia Rosenburg, Zvi Zeitlin, Vladimir Spivakov and Boris Kuschnir.

She is now an ABRSM scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying with Dr. Felix Andrievsky and she plays on a Paulo Testori violin on loan from the Royal College of Music.