Anna L. Rakitina


Born in 1989 in Moscow. Graduated from the Academic Music College at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2007), the Music Theory and History Department of Moscow Conservatory (2012). In 2016 graduated from Symphony Conducting Department of Moscow Conservatory and the postgraduate course at Moscow Conservatory; thesis: “Romances by Rachmaninoff: the Research Interpretation’s Experience” (scientific advisor —  Associate Professor R. A. Nassonov).
From 2016 to 2018 she studied at the Higher School of Music and Theater in Hamburg (class of Professor Ulrich Windfur).
Laureate of the Nikolai Malko International Conducting Competitions in Copenhagen (2018, 2nd prize), Deutscher Dirigentenpreis in Cologne (2017, 3rd prize) and the TCO Conducting Competition in Taipei (Taiwan, 2015).
Since December 2017, she has been a member of the conductor-trainee group of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia (artistic director and chief conductor — Vladimir Spivakov).
In the 2019/20 season, she was an intern with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and an assistant to its director, Gustavo Dudamel. Since 2019, he has been Assistant Principal Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.