Anuschka Pedano

Anuschka Pedano received her first violin lesson at the age of seven. However, inspired by Max Bruch’s beautiful Romanza for viola and orchestra and the wonderful warm sound of the viola she changed to viola lessons in 2009.  Anuschka now studies with Julia Dinerstein at the Young Talent Academy of the Hellendaal Institute/ Conservatory of Rotterdam. She has taken part in masterclasses by Michael Kugel, Dana Zemtsov, Mikhail Zemtsov and Alexander Zemtsov, Jürgen Kussmaul, Alexander Pavlovsky, Orfeo Mandozzi and members of the Emerson String Quartet. Anuschka has received 1st prizes at multiple competitions amongst which the Britten Viola Concours (2015) and the international competition “Concours Européen pour jeunes solistes” (2015).  She was also a finalist at the Concertgebouw Concours in Amsterdam (2015). In 2016 she received the Classic Young Master Award and the Sinfonia Award. Being a Classic Young Master she will receive a two year support trajectory. She is principal violist of the Young Talent Orchestra in Rotterdam directed by Mikhail Zemtsov. She has also been part of the Gióvani Kwartet, which won 1st prize at both the Prinses Christina, and the Tristan Keuris Concours. The Gióvani Kwartet was supported by the Zeister Muziekdagen and was coached by Alexander Pavlovsky, first violinist of the Jerusalem Quartet. Anuschka has given several concerts in the Netherlands, for example during the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and the Dutch National Viola Congress. She has performed as a soloist with the Britten Strijkorkest and the Young Talent Orchestra from Codarts-Rotterdam. This January she played solo with the Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine. Furthermore, she has performed in Argentina, Germany, Italy and in Moscow to which she was invited by the Spivakov Foundation during the festival Moscow Meets Friends 2016.

Anuschka Pedano

  • Instrument: Viola
  • Birthday: September 4th 2000
  • Place of birth: Netherlands



  • Classic Young Masters Award and Sinfonia Award: selected as Classic Young Master for the two year support trajectory.
  • Prinses Christina Concours – Rotterdam: Young Talent encouragement Prize


  • International Concours Européen pour Jeunes Solistes- Luxembourg: First Prize and “Prix Marie-Christine Cid-Diaz”
  • Finalist at the Concertgebouw Concours Amsterdam
  • Britten Viola Competition: First Prize
  • Prinses Christina Competition –Rotterdam:  Young Talent encouragement Prize and the Donemus Music Award
  • Maassluise Muziekweek Competition: First Prize


  • Maassluise Muziekweek Competition: First Prize
  • Prinses Christina Concours – Rotterdam: Honorable mention


  • Britten Viola Competition: Young Talent encouragement Prize Junior Category


Since 2009:

  • Hellendaal Music Institute – Young Talent Class Conservatory Rotterdam: viola lessons with Julia Dinerstein

2012 to 2017:

  • Masterclasses with Michael Kugel, Alexander Pavlovsky, Alexander Zemtsov, Mikhail Zemtsov, Jürgen Kussmaul, Dana Zemtsov, Orfeo Mandozi and members of the Emerson String Quartett.

2008 to 2009:

  • CkC Music Academy Zoetermeer:  violin lessons with Geneviève van Dijk
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