The Colburn School
Ukrainian violist Anna Kolotylina was born in 1988. She began to play violin at the age of 5. Her first teacher was her aunt, Valentina Hrysuk. While at school, she performed as a soloist with a Lutsk Philharmonic Orchestra and was part of famous Ukrainian ensemble “Volyniany” which have been concertizing throughout Slovak Republic, Poland, Ausrtia, Luxemburg, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal. In 1999 and 2001 Ms. Kolotylina won a First Prize and Grand Prix at the Regional Competition in Lutsk and participated in Kiev National Competition getting the diploma “New Name in Ukraine”.
In 2003 she studied at the special music school named after Solomia Krushelnytska in Lviv, Ukraine where she was the soloist with the Lviv Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 Anna entered the National Lviv Music Academy and after one year she participated at the Rencontres Musicales and was very privileged to be accepted to study at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Switzerland. While studying at the Lemberg Conservatory and the Menuhin Academy, Ms. Kolotylina participated at the International Brahms Competition (Pörtschach, Austria) and was awarded a scholarship from the foundation of the competition. Anna was part of the IMMA Quartet which in 2011 won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the “Chamonix Mont Blanc” International Competition in France.
She finished her studies at the Menuhin Academy and received her Master’s Degree at the National Lviv Music Academy in 2011. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at The Colburn School, studying with a great viola professor Paul Coletti.