ANNA MAKAROVA was born in Leningrad (USSR) and began studying harp at the age of 9 at the Special Musical College. Then she continued her musical education at the Sankt-Petersburg State Conservatory with professor A. Varosian. In 1994 she won the International Harp Competition in Israel. From 1992 till now ,Anna Makarova is a soloist at the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov. Her solo repertoire includes more than 20 consertos for harp with orchestra: by Mozart, Glier, Ginastera, Rodrigo, Deltour etc. As a member of various ensembles and as a soloist she regularly takes part in major international festivals in Russia, Еurope, the USA , China..... Anna Makarova is professor of Sankt-Petersburg State Conservatory. She combines International tours with the famous orchestra and Solo conserts around the world. Since 2009 Anna Makarova is one of the founders and organizers of the International Harp Project " The Golden Harp competition". She also gives master-classes around the world and a jury member for a different International Harp Competitions.
In April, 2011 under the President’s decree Anna was awarded the title of the Honored Artist of Russia.