Violinist, Anna Elashvili, hailed as "riveting" by the New York Times has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster around the world. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Lynn Harrell, Dawn Upshaw, Daniel Hope and Maxim Vengerov. Anna is a Co-Artistic Director and core violinist of Decoda, an Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. She also performs with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, NOVUS NY, and the Mark Morris Dance Orchestra. For seven years, Anna was the first violinist of the Bryant Park Quartet. After receiving her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from The Juilliard School, she completed a 2-year fellowship at Carnegie’s program “Ensemble Connect”. She has been a guest artist at several universities including Princeton, Vassar, Skidmore, DePauw, Lawrence, Johns Hopkins and Cornell Universities. Her international travels have included concerts in England, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Israel, Iceland and Abu Dhabi. She has attended Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program, Tanglewood and the Verbier Music Festival, where she served as concertmaster for several European tours. Ms. Elashvili is adjunct violin faculty at Vassar College and also teaches at the Special Music School High School, the Young Artist Program at Yellow Barn and the Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute. Ms. Elashvili enjoys writing arrangements and collaborating with dance companies and musicians of other genres.