Anna-Liisa Bezrodny was born into a distinguished family of musicians in Moscow. She is currently in great demand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician all over the world. She is Associate Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic. At the age of nine, she began her studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, in the class of her parents, Professors Igor Bezrodny and Mari Tampere-Bezrodny. In 2006 she won the most prestigious award at Guildhall School of Music and Drama: the Gold Medal, previously won by Bryn Terfel and Jaqueline du Pré. Anna-Liisa has appeared as soloist with orchestras in most prestigious concert venues in the world, such as Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Cologne Philharmonie, Cadogan Hall and St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall. In addition to her busy solo career, since 2007 Anna-Liisa has taught at both Purcell School and the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is Professor of Violin in Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik.