Violin duo Anastasia Vorobyova and Svetlana Evdokimova
Violin duo Anastasia Vorobyova and Svetlana Evdokimova “V-PLAY” was formed in 2007. During this time the violinists received diplomas of various festivals, and participated in national and international competitions. The project is in demand on the Russian music market and is also known in China. Both girls were born in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Anastasia Vorobyova and Svetlana Evdokimova were involved in art and music when they both were 4 years old, studied in the violin class at College of Music at the Conservatory in their native city.
From an early age Svetlana was drawn to the music, and at the age of 4, her parents brought her to the music studio. Immediately teachers noted that Svetlana has good ear for music. At 8 years old she entered the College of Music at the Conservatory. Svetlana was taught by a very talented teacher Marina Semenovna Loginovskikh. Twelve years of college taught her a lot and gave a lot. She had worked hard – an insane amount of hours playing the violin. In 2003, she received a diploma. In search for harmony Svetlana decided to study philology to become a linguist and an interpreter. Thus began her language training at the institute. During the study Svetlana took part in beauty contests.
“To violin I returned three years later … One day I came to the concert, where my friend Nastya performed, she played Paganini. I came back home from the concert very impressed. The whole evening at home, I thought of those 12 years in the college, what violin gave me. I decided to get this instrument. It is difficult to describe the emotions. My tears rolled down when I took it in hand”.
Over time, communicating with Nastya, we decided to create our project. It was difficult in the beginning. Three years have made themselves felt: hand did not listen to me, I had to work hard again in order to come into shape. There were problems with being overweight, and with the choreography, I did not like how I looked in the photographs. But over time, thanks to my persistence, training, I got my previous shape. But I’m still working on myself and striving for perfection.
Since childhood Anastasia was closely connected with art: ballroom dancing, painting, jazz choir – she was doing all this with great enthusiasm. At age 9 fate brought her to a music school, she was enrolled in the violin class. Teachers predicted that nothing serious would come out of her, too late she started playing the violin.
To the surprise of all, withstanding the most difficult exams, she entered the College of Music at the Conservatory. Thanks to its great teacher Svetlana Romanovna Onuchina, Anastasia quickly caught up with her peers. Her teacher saw talent in Anastasia and opened her as a musician. It was there that she became friends with Sveta (they both were 11 years old). In 2003 she graduated from the College of Music and entered the Ural State Conservatory named after MP Mussorgsky. During her studies Anastasia participated in concerts in a quartet, symphony orchestra and performed solo concerts, which contributed to her professional growth.
Anastasia soon lost her parents, and it was quite difficult to deal with studies. She had to work very hard to earn for living. From the first year of the Conservatory where she studied she received a scholarship. In 2006, Anastasia received the Grand Prix at the youth competition in the string ensemble. For 5 courses she worked with Philharmonic, opera studio at the conservatory, with the Chamber Orchestra, with the Chamber Theater, the international quartet. Over time, Anastasia realized that working in small ensembles – all she wanted. Even in school teachers noticed her penchant for teaching, so soon after the ten-year she started working as a teacher of the violin. At the moment Anastasia works as a teacher in the Yekaterinburg College of Music.
On the 2nd course fate brought her to a modeling agency, a new area in which Anastasia was able to realize herself. Anastasia worked with a modeling agency “Alexandria”, took part in the finals of Miss Yekaterinburg 2004. The beauty contests gave her the ability to perform on the stage, walk on heels, apply makeup, pose for the photographers. Anastasia graduated from the Conservatory in 2008 with honors. In December of the same year, as part of a chamber ensemble won III prize at the international competition.
“Sometimes I think she’s my sister (about Svetlana). Sensitive, kind, hard-working, goal-oriented and persistent girl.