Anna Danilevskaia, fiddle and renaissance viol player, specialises in repertoires from the 14th to the 17th century. She was born into a family of musicians, originally from Saint Petersburg. She grew up in Metz, France, and began her musical training at the age of six playing different instruments. At the age of fifteen, she discovered the bowed fiddle and consequently the viola da gamba.
She studied with Pedro Memelsdorff in Barcelona, and later at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, focusing on medieval fiddle. She completed her studies with a master degree in early viols with Paolo Pandolfo.
Anna performs with several ensembles performing medieval and renaissance music such as Currentes, La Morra, Música Temprana or Canto Coronato and teaches at the Trigonale Summer Early Music Courses.
In 2014, she founded her own group, Sollazzo Ensemble dedicated to the music of the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. This first project as an ensemble director let Anna explore different ways of approaching the repertoire she has selected and allowed her to develop a musical language which has been called “unique, daring and yet respectful” by critics.