A rising star in the European Early Music scene, violinist Anna Urpina is rapidly garnering praise for her personal and insightful performances of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century.
A performer of both historical and modern instruments, Urpina is soloist of the Ambronay European Baroque Academy tour, has also appeared in several International Festivals in England, Norway, Poland and Spain, performing in important ensembles such as orchestra The Age of Enlightenment, Amsterdam Corelli, Vespres d’Arnadí, EUBO, Freiburger Barockorcheter, Capella Real under Jordi Savall and Orchestra Baroque Barcelona among others.
Born in Vic (Barcelona), she pursues her studies in Madrid, University of Madison-Wisconsin (US) under prestigious Vartan Manoogian, Royal Conservatory of Brussels under Shirly Laub and Hochschule für Musik of Leipzig under Mariana Sirbu. She has received lessons from Paul Kantor, Eva Graubin, Mimi Zweig, Pinchas Zukerman, Gerard Claret, Natalie Boyarsky, Alexander Kerr, Masao Kawasaki, Serguei Fatkoulin, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Stephan Picard.
A direct disciple of Maestro Enrico Onofri in Italy, completes her Early Music studies in France, ESMUC, and Amsterdam Conservatory under supervision Vera Beths, Anne Bylsma, Emilio Moreno,François Fernandez and Manfredo Kramer.
She has been concertino and soloist of JONC, JONDE and member of Gustav Mahler Jungendorchester, EUYO and orchestra Schleswig -Holstein, performing at Musikverein Viena, Konzerthaus Berlin and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She has been awarded first prizes in Xàtiva National Competition, Marcos Pedro Jimeno Competition and New Tenuto Competition in Belgium. She has also obtained awards in Arjau Competition and Salou National Competition, special prize for the best Bach performance in the International competition Violines por la Paz and Primer Palau de la Música Barcelona International Competition. She wins the competition of “Real Conservatorio de Madrid” to perform as soloist in Auditorio Nacional Madrid and Laureats Competition in Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
Despite her youth, she debuted at the age of 15 as soloist with Chamber Orchestra of Vic under Jordi Mora. Since then, she has performed as soloist with Philomusic Orchestra, Camerata de Madrid, Orquestra de Cambra de Vic, Brussels Philarmonic, XXI Century Orchestra, Orquesta del Real Conservatorio de Madrid, Orchestra of Royal Conservatory Brussels, Orchestra of Festival of Concabella and Orquesta Sinfònica de Burgos, performing in prestigious Halls as Fundación Juan March Madrid, Palau Reina Sofia Valencia, Palau de la Música Catalana, Grand Salle Brussels, Brahms Saal Viena and Albert Hall London.
She has participated in international festivals such as Aspen Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Camp, Kronberg Academy, Verbier Festival, Mahler Academy, FeMAS (Early Music festival Sevilla), FEMAP (Early Music Festival Pyrinees), Brigthon Early Music Festival London.
She plays a violin by David Bagué 2007.