About Anna

Anna Baksheeva is a Russian born Canadian violinist and violin teacher based in Ottawa, Canada. She has been studying and playing the violin since the age of 5. Classically trained in Russia with music degrees from the United States and Canada, Anna has been teaching and performing in Ottawa since 2010. Anna is both a solo performer and a part of larger musical ensembles including duets, trios and quartets, and regularly performs in chamber series, special events, weddings and for retirement communities. Anna is also available to teach violin in her home studio, at the OMS Montessori School and online.



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  • 35 years of violin experience starting at age of 5
  • 10 years of special music school in Vladivostok, Russia
  • 4 years Rimsky-Korsakov Music College, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Violin Performance, University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Master of Arts, violin performance, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Master Classes and private lessons (ongoing) with leading violinists in Ottawa

Performance Experience

  • Competitions and festivals in Russia, USA and Canada starting at the age of 5
  • Hundreds of concerts across North America as a solo violinist, and as part of a duo (guitar and piano), trio, quartet, and orchestra
  •  50 + concerts a year in the Ottawa/Gatineau region
  • Chamber music series in Ottawa
  • Weddings, special occasions and events since in North America since 2006
  • Retirement Communities in USA (Georgia) and Canada, Ottawa since 2006


Anna welcomes new beginner, intermediate and advanced students into her studio in Ottawa!

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• Traditional one-on-one teaching method based on the Russian and North American violin education system.
• Step by step technique building: freedom of movement, good posture, intonation and rhythm, sight reading, music theory, listening skills, basic singing of scales, notes and melodies.
• Uses RCM books, Suzuki books, and the best classical violin repertoire available.
• Explores a variety of musical styles including Jazz, Popular, Movie music, Fiddle -Celtic, Oldies, etc
• Prepares students for RCM exams, auditions, and concerts.
• Accompanies students on the piano or guitar or recorded MIDI accompaniments.
• Provides for performance opportunities in the community: recitals in retirement homes, churches, community centres.
• Potential Chamber music opportunities in a duo or violin ensemble

Duo Pleiades

Anna Baksheeva, violin, fiddle     Andrew Mah, guitar, vocals 

Duo Pleiades is a professional violin and guitar duet based in Ottawa Canada. Duo plays music in a multitude of styles: Classical, Jazz, Popular, Celtic, Tango, Choro, Traditional and others. Established in 2011, Duo Pleiades has been specializing in variety of performance settings including weddings, retirement communities, chamber music concert series, and private home concerts.

Please visit Duo Pleiades site: https://duopleiades.com/



Anna regularly performs at private concerts, churches and house concerts in a variety of roles. These include as a solo violinist, in duos or trios. A variety of styles of music is guaranteed.
If you would like to see Anna perform at one of her recitals please send an email (link here) and we will add you to our mailing list and ensure you are invited to her next performance.
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Anna and her Duo Pleiades have provided music for weddings, cocktail parties and similar events since 2011. Duo Pleiades can perform as a duo or as part of a trio or quartet. Options include solo violin or can be combined with cello, piano, guitar.
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Retirement Homes

Anna and her duo particularly enjoy performing at retirement residences, bringing the joy of music to where it is needed most. Always professional and fun, they are ready to play a wide range of music styles, from classical favourites to good old jazz and oldies, fiddle tunes, blue grass, and even country and western hits, tango, choro, and traditional tunes from around the world. Over 500 concerts for retirement communities and counting!
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Schools Visitation

Anna takes great pleasure in visiting schools around the Ottawa/Gatineau region, providing lecture concerts , demos, power point presentations and stories about music and violin. Children can choose to sing along, play along (on simply percussion instruments), dance or just listen. There is also an opportunity for the children to demo a violin of their size.

Violin Workshop

Anna is available for master classes, workshops at public and private schools, and to work with string players of all ages and levels to improve their technique and quality of playing.
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Private Parties

It’s always a special treat to have live musicians at a Christmas party, engagement party, birthday party, anniversary or retirement party. Live music adds a special touch and creates a sophisticated and spirited atmosphere like nothing else. Anna and her Duo Pleiades are looking forward to more bookings for such special and meaningful events in the community. Please send an email to find out more or to book our music service.”



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