- 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
- 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!
• 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
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/
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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I have known Anna for 2 years as a confident soloist and performer. During this time Anna has been proactive in self-promotion as a performer and a teacher. It was truly inspiring for the students to hear her play with ease and to clearly outline the positives and negatives of pursuing a career as a…
During her studies with me, Ms. Baksheeva showed a great deal of natural technical ability and an excellent musical instinct. She was a careful listener and absorbed suggestions immediately. Her general music knowledge was comprehensive and this came out in her violin playing. Her sound quality was very expressive and versatile. During our work together…
Anna has been working on a new pedagogical workbook for the violin teaching. She has also been part of the Montessori school system and has been a regular guest in schools of the mainstream school boards. She seems to possess an endless reserve of energy that allows her to practice, organize all these ideas, teach…
I am honored to provide this reference for Duo Pleiades – Anna and Andrew, incredibly professional individuals who consistently provide exemplary customer service. Each time I have contracted their services, they have been pleasant to deal with and my customers have always been more than happy with the service. Anna and Andrew are always polite,…
Anna Baksheeva is a talented and dedicated violinist. She is very enterprising and has many ideas on how to share music with a broader audience. She has been working on getting projects in both schools and retirement residences, with herself, her chamber music groups and her students.
Thanks to Anna and her deep understanding of the instrument and pedagogy, my daughter discovered and developed a dormant gift in music. This gift has flourished into a surprising level of playing and comprehension in music that allowed my daughter to participate in RCM music exams and violin rentals, talent shows at school. We live…
Since the beginning of taking lessons with Anna, my daughter has developed skills, confidence and passion for violin, I have noticed an increase with her ability to focus at school to the point of being as much attentive if not more than the average students. Her motor skills in many areas at school, has also…
My daughter has been a student of Anna Baksheeva since 2015. She has mild form of autism and Anna managed to reach to her level of understanding and her needs. She has developed method of teaching her proper violin technique regardless of her limitation. She saw potential in my daughter and just kept going. …
Anna provides a warm and constructive environment for learning violin. At the core of Anna’s approach is a personal and professional love of music. She seeks to nurture and cultivate a child’s natural curiousity and musicality, all the while providing a solid foundation for mastery of the instrument. I heartedly recommend Anna as a teacher…
Anna created an elegant atmosphere at our event. We enjoyed her live music performance as much as she enjoyed playing music for us!
Anna's Audio Samples
Cocktail Play List for Violin Solo (with digital accompaniment)
Russian born violinist and violin teacher in Ottawa, Canada, owner of Duo Pleiades. Holds Masters in violin. Teaching at OMS Montessori school.
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